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Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere In Afrika CD (album) cover


Manfred Mann's Earth Band


Eclectic Prog

3.03 | 107 ratings

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3 stars Manfred Mann in the early '80's, pop adventure with some progressive leanings hereand there on this album. If for some of the reviewers this album is better than Chance - the previous one, to me is weaker in every way. Chance has some very good key passages, has some prog leanings on entire album, has some very good vocal parts, in one word much better than this one. So, Somewhere in Afrika is a good album in my opinion, the prog elements are sporadic but they are, The Police cover Demolation man sound pretty good in this context. The music here has some influence from african ethnic music on some pieces that gives to the listner a new dimension of Mann's music, but i might say not excellent or very intristing, at least for me. Not much to add, some fine moments are Runner and Tribal statistics, the rest are ok, pleasetn and nothing more While i'm a big fan of his music i can't give more than 3 stars for Somewhere in Afrika, the next releases sounds in the same manner with this one - polished pop, but good all the way.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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