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Manfred Mann's Earth Band


Eclectic Prog

3.07 | 107 ratings

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4 stars Even if its one of their less attracting Frontsleeve... This is the 1st & probably best album by the Manfred Mann s Hearth Band... Manfred Mann first version in the 60s was a Huge Popular Band with a more pop direction . They were more Single oriented & they recorded a lot of successfull covers...

Then the band disolved in the end of the 60s & slowly a new version more modern & heavy took form ...this is the Earth Band...

This first album of beg.72 is probably not the favourite of Prog Fan simply because their later albums will take a more progressive direction... Here it s firstly pop rock blues music with then only psychedelic & progressive interesting sides...

The strange instrumental 'Tributes' was sampled by Massive Attack...those guys have taste even if i dont like this method in music...

'Captain Bobby Toot' & 'Livin with You' & ' Prayer' are my fave songs here The rest is very good too ...Those songs include late 60s Beach Boys influ. Cream influ... etc...

In fact somebody who like hippie music in his most diverse forms will like this album...I like myself nearly all the styles of the ' hippie' this album is perfect...a sort of mixed stuff

If you are only a prog fan ... you will probably like it 2... But their late '73 Fourth album 'Solar Fire' is ideal for prog delicate ears

TheRedPlanet | 4/5 |


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