Maximum Darkness - Man

Maximum Darkness
Originally released in 1975, Maximum Darkness was the final album by Welsh rock legends, Man for United Artists records. Recorded live in 1975 at the Roundhouse as part of a UK tour, Man were at the top of their game on stage. For this concert they were joined by John Cippolina from San Francisco'slegendary Quicksilver Messenger Service. A triumphant concert, the album has become legendary return to the USA early the following year. As part of Esoteric'sreissue programme of the Man catalogue we are proud to present the re-mastered album and with two previously unreleased live tracks recorded in California in May 1975. With superbly re-mastered sound and lavish booklet with notes by Man'sDeke Leonard, this is yet another essential release for fans of Man.
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Code: ECLEC2061
Weight: 200
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Live at the Marquee 13th May 1983
Released on 31/10/11. Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce release of a Deluxe 3 Disc CD & DVD set of the reunion Concert by the legendary Welsh band MAN. Recorded as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the famous Marquee Club, the performance was the official reunion of the group who had come together following a five year hiatus with a line-up of MICKY JONES(guitar / vocals), DEKE LEONARD (guitar / vocals), MARTIN ACE (bass, vocals) and JOHN WEATHERS (drums, vocals).

Captured by the Rolling Stone's Mobile recording studio and filmed by a TV crew, the audio and visual recordings captured MAN in blistering form.

The 24-track tapes of the evening s performance have been newly mixed and the video footage has been newly edited to form the first ever release of MAN's entire performance of that night on both CD and DVD.

LIVE AT THE MARQUEE is a fitting tribute to a fine band and the wonderful musicianship of the late MICKY JONES, DEKE LEONARD, MARTIN ACE and JOHN WEATHERS and features a performance of classic MAN material from beginning to end - An essential addition to the MAN discography.
Our Price: £13.95

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The Twang Dynasty: 3CD Boxset Edition
•    NEWLY REMASTERED & EXPANDED 3 DISC SET OF MAN’S 1992 "COMEBACK” ALBUM
•    INCLUDES TWO ADDITIONAL CDs OF MAN’s FULL PERFORMANCE AT THE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL IN JUNE 1994, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
•    LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY & PHOTOGRAPHS

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the expanded release of Man’s classic 1992 studio album "The Twang Dynasty”. Although Man had reformed in 1983 to perform live, "The Twang Dynasty” was Man’s first studio record release in sixteen years. The album was a very strong "comeback” that stands alongside the band’s work in the 1970s. Featuring a line-up of MICKY JONES (Guitar, Vocals), DEKE LEONARD (Guitar, Vocals), MARTIN ACE (Bass, Vocals) and JOHN WEATHERS (drums), "The Twang Dynasty” featured excellent material such as ‘A Feather on the Scales of Justice’, ‘The Chinese Cut’ and ‘The Wings of Mercury’ (dedicated to the late John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service who had performed with MAN).

The deluxe set is newly re-mastered and features two additional CDs of Man’s complete set at Glastonbury Festival on 25th June 1994, featuring many tracks from "The Twang Dynasty”, along with splendid performances of classic tracks such as ‘C’Mon’, ‘Many Are Called, But Few Get Up’, ‘Bananas’ and ‘Romain’. The set also includes an illustrated booklet with new essay and photographs.

NB: This title is released July 28 and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE

"THE TWANG DYNASTY”
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM REMASTERED


1.    A FEATHER ON THE SCALES OF JUSTICE
2.    MAD ON HER
3.    JUMPIN’ LIKE A KANGAROO
4.    THE CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT
5.    THE PRICE
6.    CIRCUMSTANCES
7.    WOMEN
8.    THE CHINESE CUT
9.    OUT OF THE DARKNESS
10.    FAST AND DANGEROUS
11.    THE WINGS OF MERCURY

DISC TWO

MAN AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
25th JUNE 1994 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

1.    C’MON
2.    MAD ON HER
3.    EVEN VISIONARIES GO BLIND
4.    THE CHINESE CUT THE WINGS OF MERCURY

DISC THREE

MAN AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
25th JUNE 1994 - PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED


1.    THE RIDE AND THE VIEW
2.    A FEATHER ON THE SCALES OF JUSTICE
3.    MANY ARE CALLED (BUT FEW GET UP)
4.    THE STORM
5.    BANANAS
6.    ROMAIN
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