|Live album by Man|
|Recorded||live at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, 26th May 1975 with the Manor Mobile|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, Progressive rock|
|Label||United Artists Records|
Maximum Darkness is an album by the Welsh psychedelic/progressive rock band Man and was released on the United Artists Records label September 1975. It was the second complete live album released by the band, and featured John Cipollina as special guest. Rumours that Micky Jones had to over-dub Cipollina’s guitar, as it was out of tune, before the album could be released, are greatly exaggerated. Only one track, "Bananas," had to have his playing removed/replaced, per Deke Leonard: "Everything ... which sounds like Cippolina is Cippolina."M. Jones tribute The album spent 2 weeks in the UK album chart, peaking at No 25. It was the band's last release on United Artists, before moving to MCA Records.
|2.||"Codine"||Buffy St. Marie||7:40|
|3.||"Babe I'm Gonna Leave You"||Darling, Bennett, Bredon||6:30|
|1.||"Many Are Called But Few Get Up"||Martin Ace, Clive John, Micky Jones, Leonard, Terry Williams||13:40|
|2.||"Bananas"||Jones, Phil Ryan, Williams, John||11:20|
- Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2061 (2008)
- "C'Mon" (23:56)
- "Romain" (5:00)
Both tracks recorded live at The Keystone, Berkeley, California in April 1975.
- Micky Jones – Guitar, Vocals
- Deke Leonard – Guitar, Vocals
- Terry Williams – Drums, Vocals
- Martin Ace – Bass, Guitar, Vocals
- John Cipollina – Guitar
- Rick Griffin – Lettering, Logo Design
- Vic Maile – Recording & Mixing
- Keith Morris – Front Cover Photograph, Inside Photos
- Edmund Shea – Inside Photos
- Rick Lefrak – Stage Lighting
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- Hughs, Mark. "CD & DVD Reviews". Dutch Progressive Rock Page. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
- "Manband Archive - Music". www.manband-archive.com. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
- Buckley, Jonathan; Ellingham, Mark, eds. (1996). Rock: The Rough Guide - Man (1st ed.). London: Rough Guides Ltd. pp. 539–540. ISBN 1-85828-201-2.
- Chart Stats for Man Albums Retrieved 14 August 2009.