Man of a Thousand Faces (song)

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"Man of a Thousand Faces"
Marillion - Man of a Thousand Faces.jpg
Single by Marillion
from the album This Strange Engine
Released2 June 1997
FormatCD single
Recorded1996
StudioThe Racket Club, Buckinghamshire, England
GenreNeo-progressive rock
Length3:37 (radio edit)
LabelRaw Power
Composer(s)Marillion
Lyricist(s)Steve Hogarth, John Helmer
Producer(s)Marillion
Marillion singles chronology
"Beautiful"
(1995)
"Man of a Thousand Faces"
(1997)
"Eighty Days"
(1997)

"Man of a Thousand Faces" is the lead single from British neo-progressive rock band Marillion's ninth studio album This Strange Engine, released on 2 June 1997 by Castle Communications imprint Raw Power. It was the band's first single since they departed from EMI Records in 1995. Reflecting the decline in popularity for Marillion, the song reached only the number 98 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] A music video was created for "Man of a Thousand Faces".

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Marillion.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Man of a Thousand Faces" (radio edit)Steve Hogarth, John Helmer3:37
2."Beautiful" (unplugged version)Hogarth4:50
3."Made Again" (unplugged version)Helmer5:15
4."Man of a Thousand Faces" (extended version)Hogarth, Helmer8:19
Total length:22:03

Personnel[edit]

Marillion[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Charlton & Newbottle School Choir – choir

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Stewart Every – engineer
  • Dave Meegan – mixing engineer
  • Andrew Gent – artwork
  • Hugh Gilmour – art direction, design

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 98

References[edit]