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Man Alive! is a Stephen Stills studio album released in 2005. It is a mixture of old and new recordings. Some were dated in the notes of the box set Carry On as follows: "Ain't It Always" in December 1976, "Spanish Suite" in April 1979, "Feed the People" in 1989 but with all but the backing vocals replaced later, and "I Don't Get It" in 1991. Zimmer's biography of Crosby, Stills & Nash places "Acadienne" with songs for the Looking Forward album, and based on the personnel it is from April 1998.[3] Dates of the others are simply not known. Stills introduced "Heart's Gate" as a new song in concert in 2003. Graham Nash sings on "Wounded World", which he co-wrote, and "Acadienne" and "Feed the People". Neil Young plays on "Different Man" and "Round the Bend". Herbie Hancock plays on "Spanish Suite". Some of these tracks were originally planned for his unreleased 1979 album.

Man Alive!
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 9, 2005
Recorded1970-2005
GenreRock
Length57:51
LabelTitan/Pyramid Records
ProducerStephen Stills, Joe Vitale
Stephen Stills chronology
Turnin' Back the Pages
(2003)
Man Alive!
(2005)
Just Roll Tape
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic(not rated)[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Ain't It Always" (Stephen Stills) – 3:25
  2. "Feed the People" (Stills) – 4:24 -
  3. "Hearts Gate" (Stills) – 2:59
  4. "Round the Bend" (Stills) – 5:12
  5. "I Don't Get It" (Stills) – 3:35
  6. "Around Us" (Joe Vitale, Stills) – 3:47
  7. "Ole Man Trouble" (Booker T Jones) – 4:56
  8. "Different Man" (Traditional) – 2:10
  9. "Piece of Me" (Stills) – 4:09
  10. "Wounded World" (Stills, Graham Nash) – 3:12
  11. "Drivin' Thunder" (Stills, Neil Young) – 4:30
  12. "Acadienne" (Stills) – 4:02
  13. "Spanish Suite" (Stills) – 11:20

PersonnelEdit

  • Willie Bobo – percussion
  • Pete Escovedo – percussion
  • Mike Finnigan – organ, background vocals
  • Dorian Holley – background vocals
  • Brooks Hunnicutt – background vocals
  • Mortonette Jenkins – background vocals
  • Marlena Jeter – background vocals
  • Gerald Johnson – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, percussion
  • Joe Lala – percussion
  • Steve Madeo – trumpet
  • Bill Meeker – drums
  • George "Chocolate" Perry – bass, background vocals
  • Jennifer Stills – background vocals
  • Stephen Stills – bass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, vocals, background vocals
  • George Terry – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Vitale – drums, keyboards, organ, percussion, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Jimmy Zavelo – harp
Guest artists
Production
  • Michael Braunstein – engineer
  • Andy Brohard – digital engineer
  • John Hiler – mixing
  • Russ Kunkel – digital engineer, executive producer
  • John Porter – digital engineer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wild, David. "Stephen Stills: Man Alive! : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Man Alive! - Stephen Stills | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ Carry On box set, booklet, 2013; Dave Zimmer, Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography (Da Capo Press, 2008, not paginated) ISBN 978-0-306-81615-4.