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Man - Anachronism Tango (SCD)

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Release Date: 26th July 2019

Label: Point
Catalogue Number: PNTGZ109CD
Price: £9.99
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Man - Anachronism Tango

The Man band first came together as The Bystanders in 1964 being one of numerous pop groups in the sixties that were trying to climb the ladder of success, managing to release many singles between 1964 and 1968. When Deke Leonard from another Welsh band (The Dream) joined, The Bystanders became Man band, and were signed to Pye records. The music that the Man band performed was much removed from the pop sensibilities of The Bystanders, being more in keeping with the West Coast sound of American groups such as The Quicksilver Messenger Service. Man would record two albums for Pye records under their progressive rock label, Dawn, namely Revelation and 2ozs Of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle.  The band then left Pye to sign with the more progressively minded Liberty records in 1970, and were to remain there until 1976 when they signed with MCA. The seventies would be an interesting time for the band, with many comings and goings of various members.  These included the departure and return of key members Clive John, Deke Leonard and Martin Ace at various points.  At one time the only original member left in the band was Micky Jones.
The music, of course, never suffered and in a particularly fertile period the band managed to record and release no less than seven studio albums namely Man, Do You Like It Here Now, Are You Settling In, Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day, Back Into The Future, Rhinos Winos And Lunatics, Slow Motion and Maximum Darkness, which featured Quicksilver Messenger Service guitarist John Cippolina. In 1983 Man re-formed to head out on the road playing gigs and recording again. The line-up included Deke Leonard, Mickey Jones, Martin Ace and former Gentle Giant drummer John Weathers. One notable gig was a concert at the world-famous Marquee Club to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the venue.  This concert was filmed then subsequently released on video and also in edited form as the album Friday The Thirteenth.  Man didn’t just concentrate on the live circuit although they were becoming increasingly popular; also recorded a number of excellent studio albums.  These included The Twang Dynasty and Call Down The Moon.  Man continue to perform both in the UK and abroad, and with Martin Ace leading from the front, it is full steam ahead with this extraordinary new album...

 



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