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Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Criminal Tango CD (album) cover


Manfred Mann's Earth Band


Eclectic Prog

2.52 | 84 ratings

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2 stars I usually see no point in reviewing discs which I'm not going to give less than three stars,but this one is exception.Fondest memories connect me to Manfred Mann.My first vinyl I ever owned was the 1967 single Ha,ha said the clown!(My dad bought it for me that same year)and I was 10 years old.Over the years various incarnations of Manfred Mann's musical endeavours had my full attention to the point of unlimited admiration for his work.His ability to turn some unremarkable songs to small musical masterpieces I always considered a special talent.Criminal tango is a tipical 80's pop record.Overblown and downright ugly production,pretty cheesy vocals and choruses complete with girlie choirs,make this perfect example of american FM repertoire of the era.And yet,once I put it in my cd player,I can't get it out!It's so infectious to the point that I can't get it out of my head.As a pop record it's almost perfect,Who are the mystery kids and Do anything you want should have been huge hits(they were not),but in terms of majestic prog from Solar fire/Nightingales and bombersera there was absolutely nothing left.It's more in line with Manfred Mann's pop music of the 60's.Going underground?I don't think so!Perfect for the party,though.
ljubaspriest | 2/5 |


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