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The Definitive Collection - Man


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Artist: The Man
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock
Tracks: 31
Duration: 01:57:31
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No. Title Length
1. And In the Beginning 4:22
2. Sudden Life 4:41
3. Empty Room 3:44
4. Puella! Puella! 3:34
5. Love 2:52
6. Erotica 4:11
7. Blind Man 4:17
8. And Castles Rise In Children's Eyes 3:21
9. Don't Just Stand There (Come Out In the Rain) 4:15
10. The Missing Pieces 1:55
11. The Future Hides Its Face 5:27
12. A) Prelude B) The Storm (From "2 Ozs. Of Plastic With a Hole In the Middle") 12:23
13. It Is As It Must Be 8:31
14. Spunk Box 5:51
15. My Name Is Jesus Smith 3:08
16. Parchment and Candles 0:45
17. Brother Arnold's Red and White Striped Tent 5:15
18. (You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself (featuring The Bystanders) 2:27
19. Have I Offended the Girl 2:33
20. My Love Come Home 2:24
21. If You Walk Away 2:20
22. 98. 6 (featuring The Bystanders) 3:21
23. Stubborn Kind of Fellow 3:07
24. Royal Blue Summer Sunshine Day 3:13
25. Make Up Your Mind 2:56
26. Pattern People 2:44
27. Green Grass 2:01
28. When Jesamine Goes 3:17
29. Cave of Clear Light (featuring The Bystanders) 3:44
30. This World Is My World 2:23
31. Painting the Time 2:29



Even though the first disc of this two-CD set is a combination of both the Revelation and 2 Ozs of Plastic With a Hole in the Middle albums, it's still considered a definitive collection, since it wholly captures Man's free-spirited feel. Similar to Quicksilver Messenger Service in their psychedelic sound and "groovy" aura, Man's music was novel and, at times, whimsical. Remastered and sounding fresh, this band's plunge into organ-churning psychedelia and far-out lyrics is at its best on songs like "Erotica," "Love," and "Spunk Box" as weird culminations of guitar and vocals slide and merge then suddenly tone down as they melt into slow grooves. Cool hi-hat and ride cymbals tinkle and shimmer behind Mellotrons and other assorted synthesizers, as guitarist Deke Leonard and vocalist Mick Jones take turns exchanging their own versions of unblemished Welsh funk. Disc two features singles from the Bystanders, a five piece-band whose members went on to form Man later. Rich in harmony, this band played a style unlike Man's, brandishing a pop-oriented sound, à la Zombies or the 5th Dimension. Pleasant and sweet, their sound is typical of most British Invasion groups. A slick rendition of Keith's "98.6" is a nice surprise, as well as the nostalgic sounding "If You Walk away" and the school boyish "My Love Come Home." This collection would have been more definitive with the inclusion of "Bananas," Man's best tune, maybe thrown in as a bonus track. Still, the band's essence is well established by the fusion of the two albums, and the Bystanders contributions on disc two are equally amusing.