Laurent Garnier ‎– The Man With The Red Face

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
F119 CD, 137.0119.22 Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(CD, Maxi) F Communications, F Communications F119 CD, 137.0119.22 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
F 119, 137.0119.30, 137 0119 30 Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(12") F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS], Play It Again Sam [PIAS] F 119, 137.0119.30, 137 0119 30 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
F 127 UK PR Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(12", Promo) F Communications F 127 UK PR France 2000 Sell This Version
F 119 PROMO X Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(12", Promo) F Communications, [PIAS] Recordings F 119 PROMO X France 2000 Sell This Version
F 119 UK P Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) F Communications F 119 UK P France 2000 Sell This Version
F 119 UK P Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) F Communications F 119 UK P France 2000 Sell This Version
F 127 UK PR Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(12", W/Lbl, Sti) F Communications F 127 UK PR France 2000 Sell This Version
F119 CD Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(CD, Maxi) F Communications F119 CD UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
F 119 PROMOCD Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(CD, Maxi, Promo) F Communications F 119 PROMOCD UK 2000 Sell This Version
F119 CDX, 137.0119.24, 137 0119 24 Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(CD, Single, Car) F Communications, PIAS Benelux, PIAS Benelux F119 CDX, 137.0119.24, 137 0119 24 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(CDr, Promo) F Communications none UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(CDr, Single, Promo) F Communications none UK 2000 Sell This Version
9149-0 Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(12") Mute 9149-0 US 2001 Sell This Version
MR118991 Laurent Garnier Man with the red face (breaks mix)(12") Not On Label MR118991 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face (Bryan Kearney & Barry Connell's Ressential Mix)(File, MP3, Unofficial, ABR) Not On Label (Bryan Kearney Self-released) none Ireland 2013
F 119, 137.0119.30, 137 0119 30 Laurent Garnier The Man With The Red Face(12", RE) F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS], Play It Again Sam [PIAS] F 119, 137.0119.30, 137 0119 30 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

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therealsubwaybaby

therealsubwaybaby

July 10, 2018
referencing The Man With The Red Face, 12", Promo, F 119 PROMO X
This was such a huuge tune for me back in 2000 .... Already made big with "Laurent Garnier" in versions, blah, blah, blah ... The real club version for me was this "The Man With The Red Face (Jan Driver 'Long Distance Mix')" .... Assum !! ... Find it !!!!
seagater

seagater

December 27, 2009
referencing The Man With The Red Face, CD, Maxi, F119 CD, 137.0119.22
This track as commercial as it may have been is still one of the most soulful techno tracks I own. The way the melody moves you, the usage of the horn section and jazzy hooks lifts you up to the clouds above, total bliss. Le meilleur producteur électronique dans toute la France, Merci!
scoundrel

scoundrel

November 27, 2007
referencing The Man With The Red Face, CD, Maxi, F119 CD, 137.0119.22

Laurent Garnier's _The Man with the Red Face_ got plenty of playtime when it first came out, and there's no disputing why: the deep techno with just a hint of jazz keeps things moving on the floor without becoming just a mindless drumtrack. Stephen Greider and Jesper Dahlback from Svek (may it rest in peace) go for more of a deep house touch with their mix, while Funk D'Void from Soma puts in some atmospheric breaks. Three nice tracks.
BigMarv

BigMarv

May 30, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing The Man With The Red Face, 12", 9149-0

One of my "Big 5" favourite dance tracks. Officially a Techno track, but a tune that has a great amount of cross-over potential, having seen the track in House/Prog/Techno/Tech-House sets. I'm torn between the Original & Jan Driver mixes over what is the better mix, I've been leaning towards the original recently.

As previously noted, LG apparantly didn't/doesn't like the Driver mix, but in truth both are very similar in structure. The Jan Driver mix is possibly a touch more dance-floor friendly, but could do with being a bit longer IMHO.

To see the best version of the track, you have to see him live where he will rework/remix the track live stretching the experience to close to quarter of an hour. I've seen him do this in the UK and on the terrace at Space in Ibiza which was special.

One confession. My TMWTRF vinyl is my most prized vinyl as I had it signed by the man himself. He was really good about it when I saw him in Bristol. Bit train-spottery I guess, but as this has been such an important tune for me in my clubbing,mixing,dance music time his "Merci, Much Respect" message means a lot.
selectahmassive

selectahmassive

September 23, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing The Man With The Red Face, 12", 9149-0
This is a seminal release in terms of classic feel good house/techno and can always be played at a party. It is clear that Garnier is well influenced by detroit techno styles but it is his use of the live saxaphone that makes this tune his own, not only fusing but forgeing a style which will never be forgotten. Never the mainstream but always a classic Garniers album release Unreasonable Behaviour is the perfect vessel from which to deliver this amazing tune.
Detroit-303

Detroit-303

January 9, 2004
edited over 9 years ago
referencing The Man With The Red Face, 12", 9149-0

Laurent Garnier doesn't like the Jan Driver Remix and didn't want to release it. But then bootlegs of that mix occured in the UK, and Mute decided to release the mix for the UK market.
trevormcclelland

trevormcclelland

November 14, 2002
referencing The Man With The Red Face, 12", Promo, F 119 PROMO X
Jazzy synths & crazy saxaphone riffs makes this record a different but refreshing tune. Made it's first appearance in 2000, definitely one for the collection.
metropolis

metropolis

April 15, 2002
referencing The Man With The Red Face, 12", F 119, 137.0119.30, 137 0119 30

Can't believe I wrote that nonsense in my other comments about this track. That's what happens when you log on to Discogs after a night out.

The remix is of course by Svek, and I'm warming to Funk D'Void's mix, although it still falls short of the original and the Svek mix.
metropolis

metropolis

April 3, 2002
referencing The Man With The Red Face, 12", F 119, 137.0119.30, 137 0119 30

What a track. My hope is that in the future they'll be encouraging our kids to listen to this in the schools. What a motivation.

There are so many words that could be used to describe this track, however none would give it justice. You have to hear it, feel it, dance to it, ride with it !!!!!!!!

On the flip UMEK rises to he challenge and delivers the house mix, retaining that phat bassline with the emphasis on the sax solo, yet never losing the integrity of the original take.

Funk D'Void attempts to create the techno alter-ego by leaving his mark on the track utilising breaks, (that initially don't work, eventually make sense, then lose it again ....) underpinned by a sweeping bassline and his take on the original melody.
Lars' mistake, in my opinion, is that he tries to make the track his own..............!!!

Perhaps he should have rejected the opportunity to rework it in the first place. But then..... How could you?