) ...and remember - Be Good To Yourself At Least Once A Day.
'The 2009 donation-ware album, featuring Man musical and interview samples briskly stirred into a fascinating genre-busting mash up.
One of my favourite Man-related releases of the 21st century so far.
Crintabulated stands up well in its own right, combining strong original musicianship with an intelligent selection of samples to create an album that's great fun, musically articulate, coherent yet diverse and produced to a professional standard.
You could of course play a game of 'spot the sample' til your heart's content, but I found it more satisfying to sit back and let the total add up to more than the sum of its constituent parts. There's not a track I didn't enjoy and, in a perverse sort of way, it could be an effective introduction to Man's music for younger ears, or for those whose reduced attention span might struggle with a 30 minute "C'mon" for example.
Nick's sub-title and brief cover notes pay homage to the unsung genius that was Micky Jones, but the selection of tracks and samples to be enjoyed here is taken from a wider selection of the Man catalogue, as the track list indicates.
My only minor gripe would be with the cover which, in common with other Man tribute releases so far, does just enough to describe what's in the tin.
Love the title though.'