The Man In Me (Profile GMOR 003) 1974 UK *

 

 

 

 

Shiers, Allan - The Man In Me

 

 

 

This was Allan’s first album review.
Pleasant natural acoustic vibes from this likeable understated British folkie. Harmonica solos embellish strummed titles like ‘School Days’, ‘Business Man’, ‘Busking Song’ and ‘Mary Said To Joe’, with bass, drums and piano filling in the sound. ‘Looking Out My Window’, ‘Cynical Sam’, ‘Like A Child’ and ‘Maybe You’re Not Sure’ are all quiet acoustic ballads that feature delicate string-quartet backing. Fourteen songs in all, many of which are under the two-minute mark. Shiers’ gentle timid voice bears similarity to Kevin Gould, while the music suggests the quiet acoustic approach of early Mark Heard. A simple but enjoyable release from this collectible UK custom label. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

 

 

 

Alan Shiers - The Man (Bck)

 

 

 

 

Thank you Donald for the front and rear covers.

 

Tracks:

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1School Days2:20
1-2Looking Out My Window1:40
1-3The Man In Me2:47
1-4George And Julie2:00
1-5Business Man2:15
1-6Cynical Sam1:50
1-7Busking Song1:40
2-1Good On The Sally Army3:10
2-2Mary Said To Joe1:25
2-3Like A Child1:41
2-4Simon And Andrew1:50
2-5I Had A Dream1:30
2-6Family3:32
2-7Maybe You're Not Sure1:26

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