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Manfred Mann's Earth Band


Eclectic Prog

4.01 | 334 ratings

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4 stars I must first of all take a moment out to thank Bob "The Prog'essor" Turnbull who played a snippet from "Solar Fire" a wee while ago for me which caught my ear. When I was a young man I remember spinning that poppy "Doo Wha Diddy" tune, but never would have expected such a musical transformation. "Solar Fire" is a wonderfully rich and intensely deep moving piece which combines heavier dark progressive passages with some classic rock tendencies. "Solar Fire" contains some wicked guitar playing and some very tasty keyboard spacey analog passages and atmospheres. For those who love heavy guitar and keyboard space jams will likely adore this album. Songs are highly memorable and offer some great melodies and musical passages. The second half of the album is simply killer with a great dark space jam piece "Saturn, Lord of the Ring - Mercury, The Winged Messenger" and a 2 part epic tune called "Earth, The Circle" (Part 1 and 2) both of which will blow you away.
loserboy | 4/5 |


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