Half the Man (Jamiroquai song)

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"Half The Man"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album The Return of the Space Cowboy
B-side "Space Clav"
Released 7 November 1994
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded 1994
Genre Funk, acid jazz
Length 4:50
Label S2
Writer(s) Jay Kay. Toby Smith, Stuart Zender, Gary Barnacle.
Producer(s) Rick Pope
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"Space Cowboy"
(1994)
"Half the Man"
(1994)
"Light Years"
(1995)

"Half the Man" was released as the third overall single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's second studio album, The Return of the Space Cowboy. The track peaked at #15 on the UK Singles Chart.

Background[edit]

The track was later featured on the soundtrack of cult British surf movie Blue Juice. The song gained recognition for its popular instrumental B-side, "Space Clav", which has never been included on any other Jamiroquai release, until the anniversary re-issue of the album in 2013. With the exception of its inclusion on both regular and deluxe Japanese pressings, it is one of only four singles that does not appear on the group's greatest hits album, High Times: The Singles 1992-2006. There are two different versions of the music video for the track. The first video features Jay Kay performing the song, intercut with footage of a couple kissing. The second video removes the footage of the couple kissing. The track was later released as the double A-side to "Light Years" in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single #1[1]
  1. "Half the Man" (Edit) – 3:35
  2. "Space Clav" – 4:56
  3. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (London Rican Mix) – 7:10
  4. "Half the Man" (Album Version) - 4:48
  • UK CD single #2[1]
  1. "Half the Man" (Edit) - 3:35
  2. "When You Gonna Learn (Didgeridoo)" - 3:48
  3. "Too Young to Die" (Edit) - 3:22
  4. "Blow Your Mind" (Edit) - 3:51
  • UK 12" vinyl[1]
  1. "Half The Man" (Edit) – 3:35
  2. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (London Rican Mix) – 7:10
  3. "Space Clav" – 4:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jamiroquai | Music | Singles | Half The Man". Funkin.com. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 

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