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Manfred Mann's Earth Band


Eclectic Prog

3.85 | 273 ratings

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Chris S
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4 stars Hard act to follow coming on the heels of the epic Nightingales and Bombers BBTL serves up a real treat. My favourite Springsteen cover of the title track is incredible. Probably one of the cleverest songs ever written!!' Singing the Dolphins through' is the next track and this is co written by Mike Heron of Incredible String Band fame. It probably more different than any MMEB music previously and did set the trend for new directions. It is also an excellent track.' Waiter theres a yawn in my ear' ends side one and confirms how talented Mr. Mann is with his keyboards. A great instrumental. Side two starts with the wonderful ' Road to babylon' and Chris Thompsons vocals really come across well here. For me the next 3 songs ending in ' Questions' are OK but not worthy of a 5 point rating and therefore give this album 4 stars. It is a great album though and was released only one year after it's mighty predecessor which proves yet again how prolific bands were at the time without compromising the quality of output.
Chris S | 4/5 |


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