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A Man's Mind [Re-release]

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Lion Music
Genre: [Guitar-oriented Instrumental Rock]
Overall Rating: 7.5
Music: 8.0
Production: 7.5

After winning the "Best Guitarplayer of Holland `96-97" award, Anand Mahangoe decided to record his debut album titled as 'A Man's Mind'. This debut album was convincing enough to earn him the place of support act for Tony MacAlpine few times. Since then Anand has already released his second album "Joy 4 Ever" through Lion Music. To ease the wait of Anand's third album, Lion Music re-releases his debut album with an updated sound and two additional bonus tracks.

Anand's music is very similar to early Joe Satriani (Surfing with the Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, Time Machine etc.) In addition, Anand has definitely listened to Steve Vai as well. Although Anand manages to compose good guitar instrumentals, his songs lack originality. Many of his ideas seem to have been taken straight from Joe Satriani. Therefore one can't venerate Anand's art as much as the art of his idols. Nevertheless, the music is really good (as one may expect from a guitarist who bears similarity to Joe Satriani).

Production-wise this album could be better... The sounds itself are quite fitting, but few errors are a bit disturbing. Also cymbals could have been mixed better.

Anand's debut album is rather good guitar-oriented instrumental rock album. Since Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are quite highly regarded among the fans of instrumental guitar music, Anand seems to have taken the "safe way" to enter the field of guitar instrumentals. A Man's Mind will most likely appeal to the fans of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.

Release date: 24.01.2005

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- MAGE (23.01.2005)


Mahangoe, Anand: Guitars
Tobola, Csaba: Drums
Poka, Egon: Bass
Gaspar, Gyula: Bass
Fahnrich, Rob: Keyboards

Track 11:
Terrana, Mike: Drums
de Vos, Nick: Bass
Fahnrich, Rob: Keyboards
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
Anand - A Man's Mind [Re-release]  CD  Cover Image
01. Return from the Red Bananaworld
02. Mysterious Ways
03. Attack of the Horrible Space Babes
04. Far Away
05. What's on a Man's Mind
06. Mimi Goes Hype
07. Side by Side
08. Midnight Chaser
09. Memories Only
10. Boys with Toys
11. Get in (Bonus Track)
12. Another Side of Me (Bonus Track)
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