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Manfred Mann's Earth Band


Eclectic Prog

3.03 | 112 ratings

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2 stars This album starts as a deeply blues oriented one.

Noisy and pointless with "Meat", heavy bluesy with "Look Around" whose second part sounds more inspired. Good guitar work and solid backing band during the instrumental part. But this album doesn't really kick off.

The straight forward rock "I'm Gonna You All" is not bad per se, but has little to offer. Vocals are average (as during the other songs) and thanks to its very good beat, this song stands out so far. Some improvisation for "Our Friend George", while the main theme remains in the heavy rock genre. Sub- par "Ten Years After" indeed (as mentioned Easy Livin').

There are hardly great songs featured on this album. It is a dull complaint (hopefully short) almost all the way through. One gets relieved while listening to "It's All Over Now, Baby". Well, almost over since there is still the title track to apprehend.

This one is probably the best one of this record (which is not difficult). More organ oriented than the rest, this instrumental track features a good drumming sequence and a powerful bass play. A good number after all. But this album doesn't hold sufficient to rate it higher than two stars.

Dear old Manfred will do much better later on.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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