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Man

Artist: Man
Label: Liberty
Catalog#: LBG 83464
Format: LP
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1971
Tracklist
A1 Romain 6:11
A2 Country Girl 3:08
A3 Would The Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having A Draw 12:52
B1 Daughter Of The Fireplace 5:11
B2 Alchemist 20:41
Credits

Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Martin Ace
Drums, Percussion – Terry Williams (3)
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Steel Guitar, Vocals – Roger Leonard
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Michael Jones*
Engineer – George Chkiantz
Organ, Piano, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Vocals – Clive John
Producer – Mel Baister

Notes

Original UK press released in a textured gatefold sleeve.
Production; Mel Baister for Gem Productions.
Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes.
Printed and made by the E. J. Day Group, London and Bedford.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Amid further lineup changes, Martin Ace and Terry Williams arrived (both also previously in Dream), adding to the core of Micky Jones, Clive John and Deke Leonard. Man signed what would become a longstanding contract with United Artists in 1970, beginning with the issue of their third album, Man. The bluesy “Romain,” a tale about a Belgian policeman, opens quietly, but the ending section adds a lot more to the picture. When Man were on, they proved themselves to be hugely talented and creative. When Man didn’t work, such as on the following track “Country Girl,” they sounded like pedestrian West Coast rockers. But the next number, the instrumental “Would the Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having a Draw,” though perhaps similar to Pink Floyd at the time, accentuates the band’s live psychedelic rock potential. “Alchemist,” a triptych trip of the highest order, furthers this design. The rocking “Daughter of the Fireplace” b/w “Country Girl” was released as a single, but without success. The middle instrumental section of the former highlights the potential firepower of the band. Another album appeared in late 1971, Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In?; but an appearance at London’s Roundhouse in 1972, immortalized on the Greasy Truckers Party album alongside Hawkwind and others, switched focus to the UK market. Leaving their psychedelic edge behind and adopting a more mainstream rock sound, the Manband nestled into the charts in 1973 with the half-live, half-studio album Back Into The Future, where they would remain for a further few albums, before calling it quits in 1976.
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