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2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition. Originally released in 1975, Maximum Darkness was the final album by Welsh Rock legends for United Artists Records. Recorded live in 1975 at the Roundhouse as part of a UK to... more »
2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition. Originally released in 1975, Maximum Darkness was the final album by Welsh Rock legends 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's legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service. A triumphant concert, the album has become legendary. Includes two previously unreleased live tracks recorded in California in May 1975. Esoteric.
This is one of the best albums you can own
Ronald S Thompson | San Jose, California United States | 04/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area I was lucky enough to have numerous opportunities to see Man perform at various venues in the SF area...if fact, I thought they lived here rather than in Great Britan! They were darlings of KSAN before it was sold out into corporate oblivion and I remember their music being played alot on that station. This album is an accurate representation of the energy and creativity that the group exhibited when they performed. John Cippolina fits right in with what Man was doing and it's a fabulous record. I never tired of listening to it."
Rough and ready
William Wood | Sydney, New South Wales Australia | 09/17/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well this live Man disc is a little rough but worth the purchase price anyway.A lot of people compare Man to a variety of West Coast bands but in reality I feel that they where a unique musical experience. Opinion often seems to be split between rabid fans and almost as rabid detractors, but all the best bands seem to have that problem.
Like many UK bands from this period Man lack a great vocalist( but then that never bothered the Grateful Dead either) which sometimes let them down , however if guitar solos and good tunes are your thing then you will find plenty to like here.
Although not as good as the live side of the double album Back to the Future and various bootlegs from the same period this is a wonderful artifact from a time when music was looser and all the better for it."
Classic San Francisco-Welsh fusion band
Barry Marshall | Gilroy, CA United States | 04/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just kidding, but there was a fusion between the hard rocking Man and Cippolina's incredible guitar mastery. Always has been one of my favorites. Play Codeine at 11 and watch the wallpaper peel and your mind do a '60s mind melt."