The Welsh Connection

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The Welsh Connection
Man The Welsh Connection.jpg
Studio album by Man
Released March 1976 (March 1976)
Recorded at Olympic Studios, Barnes between December 1975 and February 1976
Genre Psychedelic rock, Progressive rock
Length 41:05
Label MCA
Producer Man
Man chronology
Maximum Darkness
(1975)Maximum Darkness1975
The Welsh Connection
All's Well That Ends Well
(1977)All's Well That Ends Well1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (C+) [2]

The Welsh Connection (stylized on the cover as Welsh-Connection) is the eleventh album by the Welsh psychedelic/progressive rock band Man and was released on the MCA Records label 1976.[3] It was their first MCA release, and the first after a change of line-up that saw John McKenzie take over on bass from Martin Ace, and Phil Ryan rejoin. Ryan had worked with Pete Brown in the interim, and arranged for Brown to play on two tracks.

The track "Something is Happening" was sampled on "Break the Bank" a 2014 single by rapper Schoolboy Q.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Ride and the View" Deke Leonard 5:01
2. "Out of Your Head" Leonard 4:04
3. "Love Can Find a Way" John McKenzie 5:13
4. "The Welsh Connection" Phil Ryan, Micky Jones 7:18
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Something is Happening" Ryan 6:21
2. "Car Toon" Leonard, Ryan 6:01
3. "Born with a Future" Jones, Leonard, Ryan 7:07
Bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
8. "(I'm a) Love-Taker" (b-side "Out of Your Head" single) Leonard 2:47



  • Doug Bennett – engineer
  • Nigel Brooke-Heart – tape operation and vocal on "Car Toon"
  • Caromay Dixon – vocal on "Something is Happening"
  • Jeffrey Hooper – vocal on "Out of Your Head"
  • Anton Matthews – vocal on "Out of Your Head"
  • Pete Brown – African talking drums on "The Welsh Connection" and "Something is Happening"
  • Andrew Lauder – mixing
  • Joe Petagno – cover design


  1. ^ Collins, Paul. "Man - The Welsh Connection (1976) | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Man". Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Manband Archive - Music". Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  4. ^ Kielty, Martin (6 March 2014). "Man score US No.1 with 70s track". Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 

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