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  • Audio CD (2 Jun. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B000WM70S6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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MAN’s importance in the history of Welsh rock music cannot be understated. Fusing the worlds of psychedelia, blues, rock and roll and West Coast inspired rock, they were simply one of Britain’s most original groups of the 1970’s. Along with label mates HAWKWIND, MAN were true champions of the “underground” spirit. Esoteric Recordings are proud to undertake the reissuing of MAN’s entire legacy for United Artists continuing with their 4th album, hailed by many as their defining moment, released in November 1972. The reissue features fully restored artwork and is expanded by 25 minutes featuring two previously unreleased “live in the studio” tracks recorded in June 1972 and liner notes exclusively penned by MAN guitarist and raconteur DEKE LEONARD. The time is right to re-experience the musical ages of MAN!

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Made in 1972 this album is rated, by many fans, as Man's finest. While the second song, "Keep on Crinting" is not so well remembered, the others, "C'mon", "Bananas" and "Life on the Road" are firm favourites with fans and even today, almost thirty years on, it is hard to imagine a live set without "C'mon and Bananas".
The mood is mellow, laid back and irreverent. The music always seems to be on the way somewhere progressing rather than repeating.
Throughout the album, the guitar of Micky Jones works well with the keyboards of Phil Ryan as they trade lead melodies. This was the latter's first album with the band and it is remarkable how well the whole group fits together.
"C'mon" and "Keep on Crinting" almost seem to be a single piece and they start the tradition of the band to perform a variety of extended versions of the former track. "Bananas" and "Life on the Road" are more distinct as songs but they fit well into the mood of the album. The lyrics are generally upbeat and light hearted with no attempt by the band to take themselves particularly seriously.
If you are new to the band, this album really should be your first purchase. If you are an established fan that this is an essential part of your collection.
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Man were never a band to conquer the world. Hailing from Wales but with a San Francisco sound and with an ever-changing line-up, they failed unlike say, Hawkwind, to produce the one proverbial hit to propel them to national consciousness and, reputedly ever stoned, they were never going to get further than the 'B' list. Yet "Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day" recorded in 1972 remains a marvellous album that has worn its years remarkably well, whilst avoiding some of the excesses and indulgences of the time.
By 1972 British rock music was at something of a crossroads. It was the year the Stones released the darkly brilliant "Exile On Main Street", that Bowie put out "Ziggy Stardust" and Roxy Music's first camp offering emerged both heralding the glamour years. It was also the year that Yes and Emerson Lake and Palmer had some of their biggest hits and that the aforesaid Hawkwind discovered that they had a "Silver Machine". But which was the true path? Out and out degenerate rock and roll? Or higher musicianship and the enlightened highway to the triple concept album?
Probably without thinking about it, Man skilfully trod a middle way. They were one of the few bands next to the Allman Brothers to be able to sustain an extended jam in an intelligent yet spunky way. On "Be Good To Yourself" their pieces, although often based round simple little riffs, featuring the interlocking guitars of Micky Jones and Clive John, are also full of inventive musical touches (often thanks to keyboards player Phil Ryan).
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By freewheeling frankie TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Dec. 2007
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This 1972 album is widely regarded as Man's greatest studio effort - its only serious rival is the very different Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics from 1974. It followed their second major line-up upheaval, with lead guitarist Micky Jones and drummer Terry Williams parting company with guitarist Deke Leonard and bassist Martin Ace (both of whom subsequently returned to the fold) and welcoming back former keyboard player Clive John as rhythm guitarist plus new members Will Youatt on bass and Phil Ryan on keyboards. The result was one of Man's lighter (as in less heavy) and most psychedelic records. It only had 4 tracks originally, all pushing 10 minutes (you could do that in 1972).

Opener C'mon has been in their live set ever since - its structure of fast, urgent and extremely positive song sections bracketing a slower spacy psychedelic middle section suitable for endless jamming variation, not to mention its considerable quality as a song, ensured that. It segues straight into Clive John's inspired instrumental Keep On Crinting, which keeps up the psychedelia quotient with some excellent synth and keyboards from Phil Ryan and then a superb guitar solo from Micky Jones, initially majoring in fuzz and wah before the rhythm drops out for an amazingly psychedelic spiralling slo-mo guitar duet and Terry Williams finally returns for an unexpected drum outro. Bananas is another Manband live standard, a great tune featuring a silly lyric about fruit and herbs and a very fine selection of rock'n'roll riffs, an extremely pretty middle section and finally a return to the riffage. The original album ended with the shuffle boogie of Life On The Road, a fairly close cousin of their earlier and enduringly popular song Romain.
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The absolute pinnacle of their considerable achievements. Alternately hard rocking and rootsy or ethereal, agressive and pastorally pretty. The new lineup produced fluid, articulate jams and dreamy, ensemble work. There were adventurous outings prior to this, full of potential and promise, as they found their feet and there were impressive offerings to follow, Back into The Future, Winos, Rhinos, etc. But for me, since 1974 or so, this has been the one to return and haunt my musical daydreams. The great Deke Leonard was on "gardening leave" for this recording, so vocals are sparser on the ground and, as a result, the instrumental work shines through. Bonus tracks, especially "Bananas", are intriguing, demonstrating, to full advantage, their versatility and consummate virtuosity. Still miss that pull-out map of Wales, though!
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