Man at Work

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
While he'll always be best known as the lead singer for early-'80s MTV darlings Men at Work, Colin Hay has been issuing solo releases on a somewhat regular basis, ever since his former band's disintegration. But for his 2003 release, Man at Work, Hay decided to take a step back and rework several Men at Work classics. While it's not uncommon for classic rockers to rework their songs the "unplugged" craze of the '90s, anyone?, the reasoning as to why Hay would issue such a recording now is a bit puzzling. While such acoustic Men at Work tracks as "Overkill" and "Who Can It Be Now?" are quite charming and worth hearing, the re-recordings of "Be Good Johnny" and "It's a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
While he'll always be best known as the lead singer for early-'80s MTV darlings Men at Work, Colin Hay has been issuing solo releases on a somewhat regular basis, ever since his former band's disintegration. But for his 2003 release, Man at Work, Hay decided to take a step back and rework several Men at Work classics. While it's not uncommon for classic rockers to rework their songs the "unplugged" craze of the '90s, anyone?, the reasoning as to why Hay would issue such a recording now is a bit puzzling. While such acoustic Men at Work tracks as "Overkill" and "Who Can It Be Now?" are quite charming and worth hearing, the re-recordings of "Be Good Johnny" and "It's a Mistake" which are almost identical to the originals don't add much to the originals. Hay's non-Men at Work songs "Beautiful World," "Waiting for My Real Life to Begin" are worth hearing, but of course, they're not up to the high Business as Usual standards. That said, Hay's voice is still in fine form all these years later, sounding as good as it did during his commercial heyday.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397436524
  • Catalog Number: 974365
  • Sales rank: 11,509

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beautiful World (3:39)
  2. 2 Down Under (3:33)
  3. 3 Overkill (3:47)
  4. 4 Storm in My Heart (3:09)
  5. 5 Looking for Jack (4:07)
  6. 6 Don't Be Afraid (2:56)
  7. 7 It's a Mistake (4:46)
  8. 8 Waiting for My Real Life to Begin (5:45)
  9. 9 To Have and to Hold (3:29)
  10. 10 Who Can It Be Now? (3:24)
  11. 11 Be Good Johnny (3:35)
  12. 12 Love Is Innocent (4:43)
  13. 13 Down Under - Cecilia Noel & The Wild Clams (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Colin Hay Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Luis Conte Percussion
Greg Ham Flute
Eric Jorgensen Trombone
Cecilia Noel Piano, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Lee Thornburg Trumpet
Lyle Workman Guitar
Toshi Yanagi Guitar, Electric Guitar
Chad Fischer Percussion, Drums, Recorder, Background Vocals, Loops
Jeff Babko Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Jimmy Earl Bass
Johnathon Dresel Drums
Bill Esparza Saxophone
Guillermo Vadala Bass
Mario Gonzales Trumpet
Andrés "Dez" Hernandez Turntables
Technical Credits
Jeremy Alsop Composer
Dave Dale Engineer
Greg Ham Composer
Colin Hay Composer, Producer, Engineer
Thom Mooney Composer
Ron Strykert Composer
Chad Fischer Engineer, drum programming
Edwardo McKinley Engineer
Juan Pablo Fallucca Engineer
Norval Cover Painting
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Fun Visit With An Old Friend

    If you enjoyed Men At Work, you'll very much enjoy this collection of Colin Hay's new versions of Men At Work hits, as well as some very nice original solo pieces from Mr. Hay. The fresh treatment of old songs and Mr. Hay's obvious singing and songwriting talents on the new songs make this a CD that will grow on you the more you listen to it. As you hear Hay sing the first few notes of the opening song "Beautiful World," something inside you will say "Oh yes, I remember this voice and that nice sound." It's like a visit from an old friend. I recommend this one!

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