Thursday, August 20, 2009

Man: Revelation (4.5/5)

Year: 1969
Genre: Progressive Psychedelic Acid Rock
Label: Pye
TRT: 43:16

This album has everything that rock music had to offer at the time (1969) and more. These guys were ahead of their time as much as Led Zeppelin or Nektar were...but over time they just couldn't keep a consistent line-up or sound.

This debut album is the best start they could have had....with saturated organ sounds and amazing psychedelic/trippy guitar licks. The vocals are really unique in many ways. The main vocal lines have this hap-hazard kind of approach when he wants to accent something it's definitely there but when he doesn't it gets mixed in with some other lyrics and just flows. Also, the harmonies are some of the best I've heard because they have well crafted eerie harmonies that don't sound off at all and acutally somehow come across almost normal. There is also a piano chord that makes an appearance at the beginning and end of the album and it is my favorite sound on this great debut.

Overall....this is a must listen. I think everyone should give it a chance. There is so much going on here that I think a lot of people will be surprised by what they may enjoy.

01. And In the Beginning
02. Sudden Life
03. Empty Room
04. Paula ! Paula !
05. Love
06. Erotica
07. Blind Man
08. And Castles Rise In Childrens Eye
09. Don't Just Stand There
10. The Missing Pieces
11. The Future Hides Its Face

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