Tag Archives: Phil Ryan

Welsh Legends MAN’s BBC Archive Is Anthologized

June 25, 2022

For all their studio record’s allure, prog-cum-pub rockers MAN‘s forte has always been performing on-stage, and while the Welsh ensemble’s classics like are still appealing, there’s no such atomic energy in those platters as there are in the band’s live … Continue reading

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MAN’s Phil Ryan Passed Away

May 1, 2016

A tireless lover of music, Phil Ryan‘s last-ever Facebook post, published within the first minutes of April 29th, was a quote from “Strawberry Fields Forever”; the next day, the keyboard player with the Welsh rock heroes MAN died, aged 69. He … Continue reading

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EYES OF BLUE – In Fields Of Ardath

March 9, 2016

Mercury 1969 / Esoteric 2015 Second record by Quincy Jones’ Welsh collaborators who, separately, went on to greater things but could sway your socks off way before that. One’s not obliged to know that this band’s alumni landed on such … Continue reading

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MAN: a motion is on

January 4, 2015

It’s been a lot of water under the bridge since 2006’s when MAN released their last studio album, “Kingdom Of Noise,” and a lot of this water was quite substantial as, during the intervening years, Esoteric Recordings have put out expanded versions of … Continue reading

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MAN – All’s Well That Ends Well

September 23, 2014

MCA 1977 / Esoteric 2014 The last hurray from the Welsh finest – preserved in a time capsule and restored in all its proggy glory. As punky as they’ve often sounded, MAN didn’t feel good in the atmosphere of 1976 … Continue reading

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