CDelight #9944

December 1999
Tall Stories For Small Children
GUY MANNING
- UK -

P&C1999, Cyclops, CYCL 078
RELEASE: 1999, MAY 12


  TRACK LISTING   COVER & CREDITS
1. The Last Psalm   14:07
    i. The Preacher  
    ii. Windows  
    iii. A Beacon  
    iv. Last Psalm  
2. The Voyager   5:23
3. White Waters   5:46
4. The Candyman   7:08
The Fall And Rise Of Abel
Mann? 

    5. Grand Fanfare   2:02
    6. Waiting On A ledge   4:43
    7. Grand Fanfare (revisited)   0:43
    Post-Mortem  
    8. 3 Score Years And 10   2:19
    9. In My Life   5:06
10. Castaways   4:26
Holy Ireland 
    11. The Land   2:40
    12. A Soldier's Story   3:22
    13. The Widow's Tale   4:42
    14. Priest's Song   4:02
    15. The Land (reprise)   2:58

Total Running Time: 69:30


cd-cover
Artwork by Manning's kids

Music and lyrics written by Guy Manning
except 3 by Manning/Barrett

Produced by Guy Manning & Andy Tillison-Diskdrive


  LINE-UP
GUY MANNING
artists
guitars, vocals, keyboards,
percussion, mandolin

Additional musicians:
Andy Tillison-Diskdrive
Jonathan Barrett
Simon Baskind
Pav Chana
Jon Burr

 
 

 
  some keyboards, drum programs
  bass
  percussion
  tablas
  harmonica


  INFO
GUY MANNING
Homepage
E-Mail
Order
LICENSED FROM/
MARKETED BY

Cyclops
Cyclops

DISTRIBUTED BY
99th Floor
Pinnacle


SINGERSONGWRITER/PROG
Overall Rating:
4 out of 5
clues & references:   Songs for easy listening in which the lyrics are most important, with influences from folk, Eastern- & worldmusic, classic & ambient, coloured with some progressive touches every now and then. Manning playes his im-/expressive compositions with acoustic guitar and a beautiful mature voice (timbre near Tull's Anderson and Cat Stevens), instrumentally supported by his PO90-friends. "Wait for the drummers roll to begin" Manning states in In My Life, however, besides acoustic percussion only drummachines can be heard. By it's length and mostly laidback rhythms, the album tends to doze off a little.
  Compositions: 4 out of 5  Performance: 3 out of 5  Production: 4 out of 5  CD-Package: 3 out of 5

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