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MANFRED MANN '06: 2006

Manfred Mann's Earth Band


Eclectic Prog

2.65 | 60 ratings

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2 stars 2006 is a Manfred Mann solo output, and not a MMEB release. This album strikes me as more of a jam, where competent musicians are playing around with unfinished ideas, rather than a full-fledges album. In the liner notes it is mentioned that some of the material was recorded 'live in studio' in order to get a spontaneous feel. The problem is that it doesn't work - at least not for me. Listening to the snippets and musical ideas having no head or tail and which does not lead anywhere leaves me with a sensation of listening to skeletons of things that might have led to something good, had it only been structured and put together as entities. There are admittedly good moments on the album ('Mars' and 'Two Friends' come to mind); but the entity is missing. If you want to explore the progressive sides of Mann, I suggest you check out the early/mid 70's MMEB releases rather than this one.
| 2/5 |


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