Back into the Future

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Back into the Future
Man Back Into The Future.jpg
Studio album /Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 1973 (1973)
RecordedSide 1 & 2 at Rockfield Studios, Chipping Norton Recording Studios & Olympic Studios May/July 1973
Side 3 & 4 live at the Roundhouse, London, 24 June 1973 with Pye Mobile
GenrePsychedelic rock, progressive rock
LabelUnited Artists
ProducerMan & Vic Maile
Man chronology
Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day
Back into the Future
Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5.0 stars [1]
DPRP(9/10) [2]

Back into the Future is the eighth album by the Welsh psychedelic/progressive rock band Man. It was released in September 1973.[3] It was originally issued as a double LP and was the first album recorded since the departure of Clive John. LP 1 was recorded in the studio, initially by the remaining four band members, but they felt an additional guitarist was needed, so Alan "Tweke" Lewis joined from Wild Turkey for the final studio recordings and also played on LP 2 which was recorded live at The Roundhouse.

It spent three weeks in the UK album chart, peaking at No 23, their highest album chart position.[4]

Track listing[edit]

LP 1, Side one
1."A Night in Dad's Bag"Michael Jones, Phil Ryan, Terry Williams4:04
2."Just for You"Jones, Ryan, Williams5:13
3."Back into the Future"Jones, Ryan, Williams4:06
4."Don't Go Away"Jones, Ryan, Williams4:00
LP 1, Side two
1."Ain't Their Fight"Jones, Ryan, Williams7:40
2."Never Say Nups to Nepalese"Jones, Ryan, Williams7:32
LP 2, Side three
1."Sospan Fach"trad. arranged by Gwalia Male Choir3:33
2."C'mon"Clive John, Jones, Ryan, Williams19:02
LP 2, Side four
1."Jam Up Jelly Tight / Oh No Not Again (Spunk Rock '73)"Jones, Ryan, Williams21:04


Side one[edit]

  • Michael "Micky" Jones – guitar, vocals
  • Phil Ryan – keyboards, vocals
  • Will Youatt – bass, vocals
  • Terry Williams – drums, vocals

Side two, three & four[edit]

  • Michael "Micky" Jones – guitar, vocals
  • Alan "Tweke" Lewis – guitar
  • Phil Ryan – keyboards, vocals
  • Will Youatt – bass, vocals
  • Terry Williams – drums, vocals


  • Engineering – Anthony Matthews
  • Front photography – Ruan O'Laughran
  • Art direction and photography inside – Pierre Tubbs


  1. ^ "AllMusic ((( Back into the Future > Overview )))". Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  2. ^ "Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP): CD & DVD REVIEWS". Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  3. ^ "Manband Archive - Music". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-13.
  4. ^ "Man". Chart Archive. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2016.

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