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Manfred Mann's Earth Band


Eclectic Prog

4.01 | 334 ratings

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4 stars After some previous changes in styles and bands, Manfred Mann started with what later became classic prog rock band. And "Solar Fire" is in fact first his really progressive album. Which became progressive rock classics with time.

There you will find everything you expect from real progressive rock band from early 70-s. Melodic songs, long compositions with complex musicianship, plenty of guitar and key solos, excellent vocal. Songs are different, and each is masterpiece itself. Listening this album, I just remembered that it was time many years ago when albums were shorter, but contained few very different, personalised compositions. What is extremely rare nowadays.

Sound quality and mixing is excellent (at least on CD releases), you will enjoy perfect airy stereo sound (without wall of sound, over arranged noises, etc). Highest class product.

Musically mix of hard rock, jazz-rock, mainstream with psychedelic scent. Excellent guitar solos, great vocal. Must have for every prog fan.

snobb | 4/5 |


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