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Manfred Mann's Earth Band

An R&B band that only played pop to get on the charts, Manfred Mann and its various permutations ranked among the most adept British Invasion acts in both styles. South African-born keyboardist Manfred Mann was originally an aspiring jazz player, moving toward R&B when more blues-oriented sounds became in vogue in England in the early '60s. Original Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones was one of the best British Invasion singers, and his resonant vocals were the best feature of their early R&B sides, which had a slightly jazzier and smoother touch than the early work of the Rolling Stones and Animals.

It was a couple covers of obscure girl group songs, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" (the Exciters) and "Sha La La" (the Shirelles), that broke the group internationally -- "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" reached number one in the States, and "Sha La La" just missed the Top Ten. The Paul Jones lineup never duplicated this success, although "Come Tomorrow" and "Pretty Flamingo" were smaller hits. From 1964 to 1966, they took the approach of playing gutsy pop/rock on their singles (including the original version of "My Little Red Book") and soul and R&B on their albums, with occasional detours into jazz, Dylan (their cover of his then-unreleased "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" was a big British hit), and competent original material.

Jones left for a solo career and acting in 1966, and the group reformed around singer Mike D'Abo (Beatle friend Klaus Voormann was also in this aggregation on bass). Adopting an even more pop-oriented approach for the singles, with occasional psychedelic and progressive touches, the band ran off a string of Top Ten hits in their homeland until 1969, although the only one to hit the jackpot in the U.S. was their cover of another unreleased Dylan song, "The Mighty Quinn."

Mann dissolved the D'Abo lineup in 1969 to form Manfred Mann Chapter Three with drummer Mike Hugg, who had been in the band since the beginning. The outfit's early jazz-rock efforts were interesting, but not very popular, and Manfred steered the ship back toward mainstream rock by forming yet another incarnation, Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The heavier, more synthesizer-oriented outfit made quite a few albums in the 1970s; 1976's The Roaring Silence made the Top Ten, and featured the number one hit "Blinded by the Light" (Mann also made the Top 40 with another Springsteen cover, "Spirit in the Night"). Ironically, despite Mann's oft-proclaimed preferences for serious explorations of jazz, blues, and progressive music, it's his pop/rock recordings that hold up best, and for which he'll be remembered most. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Bootleg Archives (Live)

Disc 1

1. Hello Hello (Live In Europe, 1981)

2. Angels At My Gate (Live In Europe, 1981)

3. On The Run (Live In Europe, 1981)

4. Chicago Institute (Live In Europe, 1981)

5. Spirits In The Night (Live In Europe, 1981)

6. Fritz The Blank (Live In Europe, 1981)

7. Martha's Madman (Live In Europe, 1981)

8. Blinded By The Light (Live In Europe, 1981)

9. Stranded (Live In Europe, 1981)

10. Lies (Through The 80s) (Live In Europe, 1981)

11. Hobo Bill's Last Ride/Resurrection (Live In Europe, 1981)

12. Step By Step (Live In Europe, 1981)

13. Give Me The Good Earth (Live In Europe, 1981)

Disc 2

1. Banquet (Live In Vienna)

2. Tribal Statistics (Live In Vienna)

3. Visionary Mountains (Live In Vienna)

4. Redemption Song (Live In Vienna)

5. Going Underground (Live In Vienna)

6. Do Anything You Wanna Do (Live In Vienna)

7. Father Of Day (Live In Vienna)

8. The Runner (Live In Vienna)

9. Gimme Some Lovin/Mony Mony (Live In Vienna)

10. The Third Man Theme (Live In Vienna)

11. Mighty Quinn (Live In Vienna)

12. Davy's On The Road Again (Live In Vienna)

Disc 3

1. Banquet (Live In Köln)

2. Shelter From The Storm (Live In Köln)

3. Times They Are A Changing (Live In Köln)

4. Castles Burning (Live In Köln)

5. Martha's Madman (Live In Köln)

6. Medicine Song (Live In Köln)

7. Redemption Song (Live In Köln)

8. Blinded By The Light (Live In Köln)

9. Davy's On The Road Again (Live In Köln)

10. Crazy Bout An Automobile (Live In Köln)

11. Jam (Live In Köln)

12. Joybringer (Live In Köln)

13. Pleasure And Pain (Live In Köln)

Disc 4

1. I'll Give You/Shelter (Live In Hell)

2. Castles Burning (Live In Hell)

3. Martha's Madman (Live In Hell)

4. Don't Kill It Carol (Live In Hell)

5. Angels At My Gate (Live In Hell)

6. Times They Are A Changing (Live In Hell)

7. Demolition Man (Live In Hell)

8. She Was/Blinded By The Light (Live In Hell)

9. Redemption Song (Live In Hell)

10. Mighty Quinn (Live In Hell)

Disc 5

1. Spirits In The Night (Live In Markranstadt)

2. Castles Burning (Live In Markranstadt)

3. Martha's Madman (Live In Markranstadt)

4. Captain Bobby Stout (Live In Markranstadt)

5. Dancing In The Dark (Live In Markranstadt)

6. Redemption Song (Live In Markranstadt)

7. Demolition Man (Live In Markranstadt)

8. Don't Kill It Carol (Live In Markranstadt)

9. Davy's On The Road Again (Live In Markranstadt)

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Track List: Best Of Vol 2

1. Times They Are A Changing

2. Eyes Of Nostradamus

3. Shelter From The Storm

4. Time Is Right

5. Tribal Statistics

6. I Who Have Nothing

7. Man In A Jam

8. Martha's Madman

9. Father Of Day, Father Of N

10. Tumbling Ball

11. Meat

12. It's All Over Now Baby Blue

13. Black & Blue

14. Tribute

15. Do Anything You Wanna Do

16. Singing The Dolphin Through

17. Joybringer

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Track List: Best Of Vol 1

1. Living Without You

2. Joybringer

3. Be Not Too Hard

4. Spirits In The Night

5. Blinded By The Light

6. Questions

7. Davy's On The Road

8. Mighty Quinn

9. California

10. You Angel You

11. Don't Kill It Carol

12. For You (Single)

13. Lies (Through The 80's)

14. Demolition Man

15. Runner

16. Somewhere In Africa

17. Redemption Song (No Kwazulu)

18. Going Underground (12")

19. Banquet

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Track List: Mann Alive

Disc 1

1. Martha's Madman

2. The Times They Are A Changing

3. You Angel You

4. Father Of Day, Father Of Night

5. For You

6. It's A Fine Line

7. Demolition Man

8. Nothing Ever Happens

9. She Was

10. Blinded By The Light

11. Davy's On The Road Again

Disc 2

1. I'll Give You...

2. Shelter From The Storm

3. Redemption Song

4. The Mighty Quinn

5. Demolition Man (Single)

6. Blinded By The Light (Single)

7. Redemption Song (Alternative)

8. Instrumedicine Song

9. Sikelele I

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Track List: Masque

1. Joybringer (1987)

2. Sister Billy's Bounce

3. What You Give Is What You Get

4. Telegram To Monica

5. Billy's Orno Bounce

6. A Couple Of Mates

7. Neptune (Icebringer)

8. Rivers Run Dry

9. Hymn (From Jupiter)

10. We're Going Wrong

11. Planets Schmanets

12. Geronimo's Cadillac

13. Telegram To Monica (Extended Version)

14. Joybringer (Extended Version)

15. Geronimo's Cadillac (7" Single)

16. Geronimo's Cadillac (12" Single)

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Track List: Somewhere In Afrika

1. Redemption Song (No Kwazulu)

2. Somewhere In Africa

3. Tribal Statistics

5. Eyes Of Nostradamus

6. Demolition Man

7. Third World Service

8. Brothers And Sisters Of Azania

9. War Dream

10. Holiday's Dream

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Track List: Chance (Remastered)

1. Lies (Through The 80's)

2. On The Run

3. For You

4. Adolescent Dream

5. Fritz The Blank

6. Stranded

7. Hello, I Am Your Heart

8. No Guarantee

9. Heart On The Street

12. Lies (Through The 80s) (Single Version)

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Track List: Nightingales & Bombers

1. Spirits In The Night

2. Countdown

3. Time Is Right

4. Crossfade

5. Visionary Mountains

7. Nightingales & Bombers

8. Fat Nelly

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Track List: Messin'

1. Messin'

2. Buddah

3. Cloudy Eyes

4. Get Your Rocks Off

5. Sadjoy

6. Black And Blue

7. Mardi Gras Day

8. Pretty Good

9. Cloudy Eyes (Single Edit)

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Track List: Solar Fire

1. Father Of Day, Father Of Night

2. In The Beginning, Darkness

3. Pluto The Dog

4. Solar Fire

5. Saturn, Lord Of The Ring, Mercury The Winged Messenger

6. Earth, The Circle, Pt. 2

7. Earth, The Circle, Pt. 1

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Track List: Manfred Mann's Earth Band

1. California Coastline

2. Captain Bobby Scout

3. Sloth

4. Living Without You

5. Tribute

6. Please Mrs. Henry

7. Jump Sturdy

8. Prayer

9. Part Time Man

10. I'm Up And I'm Leaving

11. Living Without You

12. California Coastline

13. Mrs. Henry

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Track List: Glorified Magnified

1. Meat

2. Look Around

3. One Way Glass

4. I'm Gonna Have You All

5. Down Home

6. Our Friend George

7. Ashes To The Wind

8. Wind

9. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

10. Glorified Magnified

11. Meat (Single Version)

12. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Single Version)

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Palm Springs in the 70"s enough said
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Love you too,blinded by the light,ohhhya a
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❤❤❤❤❤
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fernsland
what are the lyrics? for blinded....
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That's an incredibly long bio for a group that was annoying and got very little airtime after 1965 except for the stupid Springsteen song Blinded By the Light that everyone hates except the clowns that program the Classic Rock stations who think it is a cool song
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i have been a fan since i was 13 years old and it never gets old
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darrenmrks
s**t hot band at a s**t hot time. musicians like these don't happen that often anymore..
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isabella3698
Love these guys. have all their stuff from the 70's and 80's. Nightingales and Bombers - hands down, best album ever. Give it a listen.
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Good sound

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no me gusta. lo siento amigo
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this is serious prog before they went pop
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kwtkdmom
LOVE this song!!! I can never hear it enough.
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Need to add "Soft Vengeance" to the discography!
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I have at least three of their albums and one is an earlier "greatest hits".
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gsebolt
Seen live in Germany in 1985 and I have to say the show was 1st Rate!
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Not a pretentious bone in their bodies.
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I'm fond of the late 70's prog rock they did.
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Jazz, Pop, R&B, Progressive Rock; if there was a successful band that exhibited symptoms of Multiple Personalitie s , Manfred Mann's Earth Band is the one.
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1 lp? that is strange, considering I have 7 on vinyl, + Chapter Three and I believe Vinylfool MM HAS AT LEAST 15 OR MORE.
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zapr5
Where is the bands info?
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MM probably has 15 albums....an d we see only one. How do incorporate those others into the library...Im a vinyl guy so there are a couple more steps I guess...
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PURE AWESOMENESS!
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GOT PHOTOS FROM GERMANY!

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