Wanexa ‎– The Man From Colours

Discomagic Records ‎– MIX 016
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A The Man From Colours
Vocals [Uncredited] – Lyana GalisWritten-By – F. Rago*, G. Farina*, X. Monneret
B The Man From Colours (Instrumental Version)
Vocals [Uncredited] – Lyana GalisWritten-By – F. Rago*, G. Farina*


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SN.18 Wanexa The Man From Colours(CDr, Unofficial) SKAII-NET SN.18 Mexico 2013 Sell This Version
MIX 016 Wanexa The Man From Colours(12", RE, Unofficial) Discomagic Records (2) MIX 016 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
MIX 016 Wanexa The Man From Colours(12", Ltd, Num, RE, S/Edition, Unofficial, Gre) Discomagic Records (2) MIX 016 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
DE-132 Wanexa The Man From Colours(12", Single, RE, RM) Dark Entries DE-132 US 2016 Sell This Version
369.040 Wanexa The Man From Colours(12", RE, RM) Private Records Specials, Private Records (2) 369.040 Germany 2016 Sell This Version


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December 5, 2016
How can the original be indentified, compared to the repress??.ANy info would be great


August 25, 2016
edited 10 months ago
Just ordered the Dark Entries re-mastered repress. Assuming its official/licensed? In the release notes they talk about the low-fi nature of the original recording (inc. the intro), so I'm curious to hear what their remaster sounds like. Anyone know if it has been remastered from a vinyl copy or the original tapes? (There's another 2016 'official replica' version listed on discogs on the Private label, that suggests it was made using the original tapes - but it doesn't appear to have been released yet?)


January 3, 2016
Dark Entries reissue incoming


April 16, 2015
Dark Entries is working on a clean repress...


February 24, 2015
specialy the beginning sounds so much like one of those early chicago rhythm tracks... absolutely amazing!


February 11, 2015
Repress incoming


February 5, 2015
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June 23, 2013

An amazingly rare record. Last one sold was on ebay back in February (2013) and sold for over $200. But wow, its worth it! This song is something I really wish I could own. Such a brilliant atmosphere. It's like Jean Michel Jarre was involved at some point. This is one of my favorite Italo songs. Probably my most favorite song full stop.


October 8, 2008

Here stands one of the ultimate italo-disco gems. A very hard to find and expensive one but worth all effort. It's unbelievable that this was produced in 1982.

Rago & Farina produced a lot of classics in the italo-disco genre during that period (which I like a lot), but they never were able to create such a dreamy and nostalgic song like "The Man From Colours", I can't describe it otherwise. Many italo-disco songs were created to make people dance. This one is different. It's really a song that you can "listen" to although it's impossible to understand one word of the lyrics. It's all about atmosphere here. The very melancholic synthline in combination with the 808 drumpattern and the female lyrics are breathtaking.

Especially after +/- 3 minutes there's a 20 second 808-part that gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. Simple but so effective. It's the kind of 808-sound that would be used a lot in late 90's The Hague-style electro (yes, with the cowbell :p).

This song was way ahead of it's time and is unique in it's style. Worth all the "hype".

January 18, 2008
For all the hype it's recieved, I'm surprised no one has commented on this track already. In my humble opinion, the track is an excellent example of early italo disco. One of the first Rago-Farina prodcutions, the song is a deep electro based track (note the 808 drum at the beginning) with a distinct female vocal singing throughout. Althought half of the vocals/lyrics are impossible to understand, this remains one of the deepest italo disco songs due to its dark and mysterious nature. Franco Rago and Gianluigie Farina would go onto produce much better songs, but no other would create such a captivating atmosphere.