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NIGHTINGALES & BOMBERS

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

 

Eclectic Prog

4.05 | 217 ratings

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Philrod
Prog Reviewer
4 stars This album is somewhat surprising. It is full of this lyricism and spirit that we are used to hear from Manfred Manns Earth Band, but it is all too easy to see what they were listening to at the time: Jazz Fusion.Weather Report and especially Mhavishnu Orchestra are 2 especially important influences here. A lot of Jan Hammer coming from Mann himself, the drums recalls to mind Narada Michael Walden, and the guitar is a lotof those key guitarists, mostly Pat Metheny. The chemistry of the band is good, but sometimes Mick Rogers seems out of place with his guitar work.He is very emotional, but it does not always fit with the atmosphere of the piece. Some Key Highlights are Spirit in the night and Visionary mountains, the first songs on both sides of the LP. Not an essential work, but a solid album worthy of picking up in your prog collection. 4/5
Philrod | 4/5 |

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