MAN who started life in the late 60’s/early 70’s were the nearest the UK ever got to producing our own version of The Grateful Dead.
Famous for their long jam sessions, they even at one time hooked up with the legendary JOHN CIPPOLINA from QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE. This truly awesome 7 CD box set, from the band's personal archives, was recorded at their peak in the mid 70’s. Taken from shows in the UK and USA there are classic versions of their best known works, including SPUNK ROCK, THE STORM and MANY ARE CALLED. Of particular interest is the concert from 1976 recorded in Berkeley, California, where the late great CIPPOLINA joins the band for performances much better than the official MAXIMUM DARKNESS release. As way of a bonus we have included 2 discs recorded in 1984. MAN continue to tour and record to this day. Track Listing:- Disc 1 - Live At The Manchester Hard Rock May 1975: 7171 551, Hard Way To Die, Babe I’m Gonna Leave, The Storm, Hard Way To Live, Codine, Razorblade and Rattlesnakes, Many Are Called But Few Get Up, Bananas Disc 2 - Live At The Savoy San Francisco 1976: Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, The Ride And The View, Hard Way To Live, Spunk Rock, The Welsh Connection, Hard Way To Die, Something Is Happening Disc 3: Out Of Your Head, Many Are Called But Few Get Up, Romain, You’re Out Of Your Head/Jam/Bananas Disc 4 - Live at Keystone Berkeley CA 1976: Let The Good Times Roll, 7171 551, A Hard Way To Die, Welsh Connection, Something Is Happening, Ride And View, You Are Out Of Your Head, Born With A Future, Come On Disc 5 - With John Cippolina: Many Are Called, Introducing John Cippolina, Baby I’m Gonna Leave You, Hard Way To Live, Romain, Bananas Disc 6 – Live at the Sir James Club 1984: A Word In Your Ear, C’mon What A Night, Even Visionaries Go Blind, Long Holiday, Talk About A Morning, The Ride And The View, Perfect Strangers Disc 7: A Hard Way To Live, Many Are Called But Few Get Up, Bananas, Romain.
Man are a rock band from South Wales whose style is a mixture of West Coast psychedelia, progressive rock, blues and country-rock. Formed in 1968 as a reincarnation of Welsh rock harmony group ‘’The Bystanders’’, Man are renowned for the extended jams in their live performances, and having had numerous line up changes.