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« Reply #27600 on: March 31, 2008, 06:04:47 PM »
Well Man DVDs are a bit like the number 23 bus you wait ages for one then three come along all at once...



By request of the Manband, coming soon as a Limited Edition release "Man - Live at the Cambridge Rock Festival 2007" DVD AND Man - 40th Anniversary T-Shirts.

More details of these on our website very soon.

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« Reply #27601 on: March 31, 2008, 06:26:23 PM »
Ah, but with these new bendy ones you only get them one at time now.

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« Reply #27602 on: March 31, 2008, 10:25:24 PM »
Hey,
glad so many of you like Phil's contributions to the band. When I read that he was back in I travelled from Germany to London and from there to Wolverhampton just to see them live. Needless to say I wasn't disappointed. Fantastic gigs and an excellent choice of material. I enjoyed Phil's criminally underrated "Something Is Happening" and his majestic keyboard playing on all numbers. He really knows when to get going and when it's time to step back to make room for George. And did anyone of check him playing his really magnificent BANANAS solo simultaneously on organ AND electric piano? Never heard anything like that before. Glad I made the trip to England.

Oh yes, and I really agree with Allan: the time is right for "Never Say Nups To Nepalese"
And what about "Would the Christians Wait?"

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« Reply #27603 on: March 31, 2008, 11:04:15 PM »
Matt, you've made my day! I thought I was the only flag-waver for "Would The Christians Wait...". It's a tune which keeps popping into my head and I absolutely love the version on To Live For To Die, even if the recording quality is not of the first order. Also "Never Say Nups...", another gem. And how about "Angel Easy"? Or "Keep On Crinting"? There's a huge back catalogue to mine, and most of them are diamonds as opposed to coal.
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« Reply #27604 on: March 31, 2008, 11:38:31 PM »
Andrew, you've made my day! I thought I was the only flag-waver for "To Live For To Die"  :wink:

Despite the poor sound quality, I love the album, part of the intrigue being imagining how it would sound if the sound was perfect.

And I too think 'Something Is Happening' is vastly underrated as is the whole Welsh Connection album.

In the past, I had been critical of the band that gig after gig saw the same setlist. A band with nigh on 40 years stagecraft should have been able to delve into the back catalogue and throw in some beauties. Not instead of, but to add to the new. Well, I suspect down to George, haven't they done it? What a fantastic tour. Thank you.

I saw only 2 gigs; I had only planned to see 1. I so wish I could have been in Wales.


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« Reply #27605 on: April 01, 2008, 12:36:05 AM »
Re "To Live For To Die", I've got the version of this that was issued as "The Honest One" which is a cleaner version of the same show.  Still far from perfect, but a more enjoyable listening experience.

Was never quite sure why Point chose the poorer quality boot to give an official release to, but who am I to.......etc, etc.

Some musings been added to my blog.  Also meant to note that although Wind Street was not as busy as Christmas, that the habit of Swansea girls to wear as little as possible short of indecency is not just a seasonal thing :rolleyes:
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« Reply #27606 on: April 01, 2008, 03:38:38 PM »
Yes Allan, the opening track on To Live For To Die (Spunk Rock) does sound like the band is playing under water, but to my ears at least it gets a little better further on in, such that by the time "Would The Christians Wait..." comes on it's almost listenable. However a better copy would be nice. I'll have to keep a lookout for The Honest One.

Knowing how Clive John thinks it's his favourite Man recording, I took my copy along to the Christmas gig at Sin City to see if he would sign it for me. He did - at least he started to write something, then Martin yelled at him to get his a**e up on stage and he had to go. Therefore my copy of To Live For To Die now has the word "Long" written on it. Long ago and far away maybe? I should have tried again at Milkwood Jam but left the thing at home. Ho hum.
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« Reply #27607 on: April 01, 2008, 04:02:15 PM »
OK Now available from effigymusic.co.uk:

MAN - LIVE AT THE CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL 2007 DVD


Limited edition of 100 copies only.
Price ?8.99

Details here

and

MAN 40TH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS



Price ?13

details here

and

SPECIAL OFFER !!!

Buy the DVD and T-Shirt together for ?19.99!

Details here

These will be the last releases from us for 2008 as you probably all have enough Man DVDs and T-Shirts now! Many thanks to everybody who has bought our recent releases.

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« Reply #27608 on: April 01, 2008, 05:37:11 PM »
Gavin have you any XXL left for us larger fans as theres nothing on the shop page it only has L and XL

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« Reply #27609 on: April 01, 2008, 05:44:51 PM »
I picked up an XL on Saturday night and it's fine on me, so it's a generously sized XL I would suggest
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« Reply #27610 on: April 01, 2008, 05:46:24 PM »
Only L and XL available this time!

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« Reply #27611 on: April 01, 2008, 06:39:26 PM »
Thanks will order an XL then

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« Reply #27612 on: April 01, 2008, 08:29:08 PM »
This just in from Jim Driver of Rhythm at the 100 Club -

Tickets are now available for the psychedelic coup of the century. Following our smash success with Chuck Berry on Easter Sunday, we have managed to persuade archetypal West Coast rockers JEFFERSON STARSHIP (featuring original members Paul Kanter and David Feiberg, with Donny Baldwin, Slick Aguilar, Chris Smith and Cathy Richardson) to appear for two nights on Thursday July 31st and Friday 1st August. But it's not just two repeated performances, each 3 hour performance will be different!
On Thursday July 31st they play "Surrealistic Pillow" plus a Quicksilver Messenger Service set (some members play in both bands). On Friday it's Jerry Garcia's birth-date and Jefferson Starship will play an exclusive tribute to the Grateful Dead plus the complete album, 'Blows Against The Empire'. Groovy, man! On stage from 8.30pm both nights. There are a variety of ticket options, including a double-saver ticket for both nights and a VIP ticket that includes a meet-and-greet with the band and a free download of a recording of the night's performance! Wowee... Do not delay, with less than 300 tickets a night demand will be HIGH!!!
Tickets available now: www.rhythmat.com

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« Reply #27613 on: April 01, 2008, 09:31:31 PM »
I've got my tickets..
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« Reply #27614 on: April 01, 2008, 09:32:58 PM »
..for the thursday bash..
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