Man Alive! (Stephen Stills album)

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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)
Singles from Stephen Stills
  1. ""Wounded World"/"Acadienne""
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic(not rated)[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]

Man Alive! is the 8th studio album by Stephen Stills, 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 everything 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 CSNY Looking Forward album, and based on the personnel it is from April 1998.[4] Dates of the others are simply not known. Stills introduced "Heart's Gate" as a new song in concert in 2003. "Drivin' Thunder" appeared the CSNY album American Dream in 1988, but Stills wrote new lyrics for the version on this album. 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. Stills drew the back and front cover.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Stephen Stills, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ain't It Always" 3:25
2."Feed the People" 4:24
3."Hearts Gate" 2:59
4."Round the Bend" 5:12
5."I Don't Get It" 3:35
6."Around Us"Joe Vitale, Stills3:47
7."Ole Man Trouble"Booker T. Jones4:56
8."Different Man"Traditional2:10
9."Piece of Me" 4:09
10."Wounded World"Stills, Graham Nash3:12
11."Drivin' Thunder"Stills, Neil Young4:30
12."Acadienne" 4:02
13."Spanish Suite" 11:20
Total length:57:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Willie Bobo – percussion (13)
  • Pete Escovedo – percussion (13)
  • Mike Finnigan – organ, background vocals (1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  • Dorian Holley – background vocals (1, 5, 6, 7, 10)
  • Brooks Hunnicutt – background vocals (1, 13)
  • Mortonette Jenkins – background vocals(1, 5, 6, 7, 10)
  • Marlena Jeter – background vocals (1, 5, 6, 7, 10)
  • Gerald Johnson – bass (7, 10, 11, 12, 13)
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, percussion (4)
  • Joe Lala – percussion (12, 13)
  • Steve Madeo – trumpet (13)
  • Bill Meeker – drums (13)
  • George "Chocolate" Perry – bass, background vocals (1)
  • Jennifer Stills – background vocals (5)
  • Stephen Stills – bass, guitar, organ, percussion, piano, vocals, background vocals
  • George Terry – guitar, rhythm guitar (1)
  • Joe Vitale – drums, keyboards, organ, percussion, synthesizer, background vocals (1,2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12)
  • Jimmy Zavelo – harp (9, 10)
Guest artists
Production
  • Michael Braunstein – engineer
  • Andy Brohard – digital engineer
  • John Hiler – mixing
  • Russ Kunkel – digital engineer, executive producer
  • John Porter – digital engineer
  • Joe Vitale Jr – digital engineer

References[edit]

  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. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  4. ^ 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.