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The Welsh Connection
The Welsh Connection
Genres: Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #1

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.


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All Artists: Man
Title: The Welsh Connection
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Airmail
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 9/13/2006
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

CD Reviews

Man gets spacey
Thaddeus B. Rosemyer | Massena, NY USA | 10/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is not as jammy as some of Man's earlier stuff, the songs are shorter and tightly written. The band still branches out w/Deke and Mickey piercing the Welsh mist w/some tasty riffs on the title track, amongst other classics like The Ride and The View...this one creates an almost mystical vibe, deep from the zones of the 70s rock scene."
Get "All's Well That Ends Well" instead
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 11/30/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is a poorly recorded CD from the 1976 album. It is right about 40 minutes long. It has also been sold as double CD along with the 1971 release, "Do You Like It Here, Are You Settling In?" at a cheaper price than the single CD.

The recording sounds like it was taken off an LP with scratchy noises and pops at various points (not just the first track). But, it also has a flutter in parts that sound like it was taken from a tape.

The besides the scraches and wow and flutter, the sound quality is fair to poor. It is very flat. It is one of the worst CD's from a studio recording I have heard. (I have heard live albums that are much worse, but this is the worst studio CD I have heard).

Besides the sound, this is an OK album. Nothing great, but some good songs on it. Ride and the View and Born With a Future are very good basic rockers. Welsch Connection sounds like something Steely Dan would do. There is a nice keyboard interlude at the end of Welsch Connection.

The rest of the songs are soft and not very good. Something Is Happening sounds something like Camel would do back in the days when they were trying to Copy Alan Parsons.

The best songs on this album are also on the live CD, All's Well That Ends Well. The versions of the live ablum are not much different than what is on this studio album. But, the live album has much better sound quality. It is so good, it is difficult to tell at times that it was recorded live.

So, I would suggest getting All's Well That Ends Well, instead of getting Welsh Connection. You get the 3 good songs from Welsh Connection, plus some other good songs and much better sound quality.

It is hard to believe someone would give this 4 or 5 stars. Especially when someone says that half the songs on the CD are not very good."
Great Disc, Great Remastering
G. Griffin | Alexandria, Va. | 07/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is well worth the extra $$$$$ to get the Japanese version. For a band about to breakup, this is a helluva swan song. These guys always wrote unusual songs and this disc is no exception. If you are already down with this group, you will definitely want to score this one......."