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Manfred Mann's Plains Music


Crossover Prog

2.66 | 13 ratings

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3 stars Manfed Mann's Plain Music is a special point in time in Manfred long career, mainly because this time is not a studio album or another project is just an album where songs derived from traditional music from North American Plains indians and is one of Manfred favourite albums aswell. The songs are constructed on piano and then developed as we can listen tot hem today, the musicins involved bringing each one some ideas aswell. All pieces are concentrated about inddians from North America with one exception Sikele who is about South African Xhosa Stick Fighting Song. The musicins involved are almost all from Soth Africa, included Noel Mc Calla on vocals who will find him later on on some Manfed Mann's Earh Band albums from the '90's. the atmosphere and rhythms are very strong releated to african music, maybe is right to say that this album is no progressive almost at all but more world music very musch similar with what peter Gabril done many times or even Paul Simon decades ago. So, overall not much to talk about, is ok , nothing special, I can listening to the album but not very often, is very easy to digest if you can enjoy this music. 3 stars. This is one of the chapters from Manfred career thet I'm not totaly atached about as I'm with Earth Band or his first jazzy band from the '60's, anyway some spins are worth from time to time.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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