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Manfred Mann's Earth Band


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3.85 | 273 ratings

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3 stars The band already shown his great ability to perform great cover songs ("Father Of Day.").

And they shine on brightly during "Blinded By The Light". A great cover from a Springsteen song. This is of course not their first great cover song (remember "Father of Day."), nor the first great song written by Bruce which will have a fabulous interpretation. "Because The Night" of Patti Smith" is another one. But I love her so much! A great, great lady my friends.

How deep a song can get you.But in terms of Patti, I am totally biased (but I have written this already several times). Let's get down to earth with this album if you don't mind.

Great guitar breaks during "Questions" are nothing than but normal in MMEB's work. But don't expect lots better (and in between, you have suffered a song as "Singing The Dolphin Through").

This album is not bad but if you would compare it to their masterpiece, it is of course difficult to imagine that the same band was responsible for these same tracks. Good guitar (as usual), pleasant melodies. But such a lack of originality when compared to "Solar Fire".

The music is pleasant and I admit that "The Road To Babylon" deserves some attention. It is definitely one of the good songs from this album. Nothing to write home about; but pleasant and much, much better than anything lelse here. "This Side Of Paradise" is closer to hell if you see what I mean. Very poor indeed and fortunately, a song as "Starbird" as well as "Waiter, There's A Yawn In My Ear" are welcome and save this album.

Still, the music I liked form Mann is all gone. What's left here is not too bad, but there are not too many feelings expressed here. Just a collection of average tunes. Really.

Five out of out ten. Upgraded to three stars. But so far from their great "Solar Fire".

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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