Manpower (album)

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Manpower
Studio album by Miquel Brown
Released 1983
Recorded 1982-1983; Trident Studios, London. Vocals Berwick Street Studios, London
Genre Hi-NRG
Soul
Length 43:39
Label TSR
Producer Ian Levine
Miquel Brown chronology
Symphony of Love
(1978)
Manpower
(1983)
Close to Perfection
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Manpower is an album by Miquel Brown, recorded in 1983. Includes the major international hits "So Many Men, So Little Time" and "He's a Saint, He's a Sinner" which peaked at number two and number twenty-nine respectively on the US dance charts, [2] as well as the moderate hits "Beeline" and "Sunny Day."

"So Many Men, So Little Time" is considered by many within the male gay community to be one of the greatest dance songs from the 1980s. It was included in the 1997 independent film, Kiss Me, Guido and in the 1998 queer coming of age film, Edge of Seventeen.[attribution needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Ian Levine and Fiachra Trench; arranged by Fiachra Trench

  1. "Man Power" - 8:00
  2. "Beeline" - 9:34
  3. "Sunny Day" - 4:39
  4. "He's a Saint, He's a Sinner" - 8:33
  5. "Maybe He Forgot" - 4:41
  6. "So Many Men, So Little Time" - 8:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Miquel Brown - vocals
  • Fiachra Trench, Nick Glennie-Smith - synthesizer and Linn drum programming
  • Fiachra Trench - keyboards, co-producer
  • Andy Peak - bass on "Sunny Day" and "Maybe He Forgot"
  • Luís Jardim - timpani on "Manpower"
  • Jeff Daly, Malcolm Griffiths, Martin Drover - horns on ""Sunny Day"
  • Miquel Brown, Marilyn David, Ruby James, Sylvia Mason James, Earlene Bentley, Yvonne Gidden, Miss Piggy, Fiachra Trench, Sarah McMahon, Wavelength, The Trotters

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 45.