Man Alive CD (2005)

Artist: Stephen Stills

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Product Overview

Man Alive, Stephen Still's first solo CD in 14 years, features thirteen tracks, all but one written or co-written by Stills. Stills expertly explores different genres of music on the songs selected for Man Alive, giving listeners superb music, highly intelligent lyrics, and a taste of the lush and complex harmonies for which Stills is so well known.


Label Titan/fontana
SKU 63996974
UPC 854750001028
UPC 14 00854750001028
Format CD
Release Date 8/9/2005
Author Stephen Stills
Associated Artist/Work Bloomfield, Mike
Associated Artist/Work Kooper, Al
Associated Artist/Work Mike Bloomfield (Guitar)
Associated Artist/Work Shepherd, Kenny Wayne
Technical Info
Engineer Stephen Stills; Joe Vitale; Michael Braunstein
Producer Stephen Stills; Joe Vitale
CatalogID 501022
Lable Name Pyramid Records
Released 08/09/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00854750001028
Musical Guests
Neil Young
Graham Nash
Herbie Hancock
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Stephen Stills (vocals, guitar, piano, organ, percussion, background vocals); Stephen Stills (bass guitar); Neil Young (vocals, guitar); George Terry (guitar); Jimmy Zavelo (harp); George "Chocolate" Perry (bass guitar, background vocals); Gerald Johnson (bass guitar); Bill Meeker (drums); Jennifer Stills, Dorian Holley, Brooks Hunnicutt, Mortonette Jenkins (background vocals); Steve Madeo (trumpet); Herbie Hancock (piano); Joe Vitale (organ, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, background vocals); Mike Finnigan (organ, background vocals); Russ Kunkel (drums, percussion); Joe Lala, Pete Escovedo, Willie Bobo (percussion); Graham Nash, Marlena Jeter (background vocals); Jimmy Zavola.
Audio Mixer: John Hiler.
Arrangers: Stephen Stills; Neil Young.
Fourteen years after his last solo outing, STILLS ALONE, Stephen Stills unveiled 2005's MAN ALIVE!, a remarkably vital and dynamic album that features the veteran performer penning almost every song and playing many of the record's instruments. Although David Crosby is absent, Stills's other CSNY mates, Graham Nash and Neil Young, turn up separately. While Nash subtly sticks to backing-vocal duty, Young contributes his typically incendiary electric-guitar lines to the hard-rocking "'Round the Bend" and offers up vocal harmonies and acoustic-guitar work on the spare, soulful "Different Man." A more unlikely cameo comes in the form of pianist Herbie Hancock's prominent presence on the 11-minute epic "Spanish Suite," which also features Latin percussion great Willie Bobo. Of course, Stills is the main attraction on MAN ALIVE!, with his husky voice carrying every song, including the socially conscious CSN-like track "Feed the People" and the blues-tinged "Piece of Me." Those who waited years for another Stills solo outing won't be disappointed by MAN ALIVE!, an excellent addition to his formidable, decade-spanning catalogue.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (No. 834, p.142) - "...[S]tills' first solo disc since 1991 has range and high spots...." - Grade: B
Uncut (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[H]appily it's a coherent batch of songs in a variety of styles."
Disc 1
1 Ain't It Always
2 Feed the People
3 Hearts Gate
4 'Round the Bend
5 I Don't Get It
6 Around Us
7 Ole Man Trouble
8 Different Man
9 Piece Of Me
10 Wounded World
11 Drivin' Thunder
12 Acadienne
13 Spanish Suite
Product Attributes
Artist Stills,Stephen
Music Format Compact Disc
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