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Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers CD (album) cover


Manfred Mann's Earth Band


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4.06 | 306 ratings

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5 stars For a first I got this album as second-hand LP with cover, fixed by scotch in few places. It happened some 20+ yrs ago. And I fell in love with this music after very first listening never listened all MM works, but from what I listened, nothing is even close to this album.

Very melodic, but never to mellow, excellent balance between keyboards and guitars sound, long , a bit spacey compositions. But most important - great songs! This album was recorded by great songwriters at the time, when best musicians still played memorable songs!

Not too heavy, but never too soft, nice vocals. Nightingales and Bombers is a gem. All instrumentals are perfect. I loved even funny Fat Nelly. Spirit in The Night was in my head for years. Possibly, that album represents one of the best music of it's time: still r'n'b and blues-rock based, but with dreamy arrangements, experimental ( for the time) electronic sounds and very catchy songs.

Before writing this review I re-listened the album once again, and my old love to this music returned with new power. Great music! Highly recommended!

snobb | 5/5 |


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