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NIGHTINGALES & BOMBERS

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

 

Eclectic Prog

4.06 | 306 ratings

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Chris S
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5 stars This is MMEB's most convincing album by a long shot. No disrespect to some of the other album releases but Nightingales and Bombers delivers such conviction in each and every song it is sometimes hard to believe this was released in 1975. BTW 1975 is the ultimate year for prog releases IMHO. ' Spirits in the Night' starts the album off on a slow beat with great lyrics ( a wonderful Springsteen cover ) Countdown, Time is Right and Crossfade are virtually one song meshed together but I have to agree with another reviewer here the clean, definitive sounds coming off ' Time is Right' are bound to get that adrenalin pumping!

The second side starts with the poignant ' Visionary Mountains', Joan Armatrading guesting on backing vocals, the albums continues to deliver with Fat Nelly, the title track and the live version of ' As above so below'. I keep referring to 1975 and well Oldfield released Ommadawn, PF released Wish You Were Here and MMEB were almost equals with this mesmerizing album, Nightingales and Bombers. I guess what I am trying to say is add this release to your collection if you are new to prog rock or for some weird insane reason you missed it first time round.

Chris S | 5/5 |

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