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Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire (1973) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire (1973) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 327 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | Cohesion #MANN 006

Fans of muscular progressive rock will love Solar Fire, a concept album loosely designed around cosmology. The album opens with the majestic "Father of Night, Father of Day," which has the drive and complexity of a prime King Crimson track. As unlikely as it may seem, the track was controversial in Mann's native South Africa because of the "Father of black, father of white" line, implying that apartheid might not extend to infinite space. The album moves on to the progressive rock/jazz fusion of "In the Beginning, Darkness," a swinging, even funky track that benefits from soulful vocals by Doreen Chanter and Irene Chanter of the Grove Singers. The same duo contributes to the title track, a slow piece that begins with a fairly standard rock structure and incorporates a massive progressive jam in the middle.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Glorified Magnified (1972) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Glorified Magnified (1972) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 335 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Cohesion #MANN 004

The second album by Manfred Mann's Earth Band to be released in 1972, Glorified Magnified is as solid a heavy rock album as you're likely to find from that era, and it still holds up three decades later, mostly because these guys are smarter than the music they're playing and don't mind indulging their taste as well as their dexterity. They can romp and stomp through "Meat" or "I'm Gonna Have You All," complete with a slashing guitar solo by Mick Rogers on the latter, or throw in a synthesizer interlude by Mann on "One Way Glass" that's so quietly and carefully executed as to be worthy of a classical piece – and not skip a beat doing it. Between Rogers' bold yet tasteful leads, Mann's beautifully assertive yet virtuoso synthesizer and general keyboard work, and Colin Pattenden's muscular bass playing, this is a consistently inspired group, even when their material isn't as interesting as what they do with it, which is the case here…
Manfred Mann’s Plain Music - Plains Music (1991) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann’s Plain Music - Plains Music (1991) {1998, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 38 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Fusion, Folk, World, Crossover Progressive Rock | Cohesion #MANN 017

Plains Music is an album released in 1991 by Manfred Mann's Plain Music, which was a project initiated by Manfred Mann after he retired his Earth Band in the late 1980s. "This album is called Plains Music, as it consists mainly of the melodies of the North American Plains Indians. We do not pretend that it is in any sense representative of the original ethnic music which was its source material. I tried to make a simple album of plain music, using as few notes as possible and keeping the tracks short and to the point." ~ Manfred Mann. Mann recorded some of the album in his homeland, which he had been exiled from for nearly three decades because of his opposition to apartheid. The album was initially released in 1991 and was re-mastered digitally with three additional tracks in 1998.
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers (1975) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Nightingales & Bombers (1975) {1999, With Bonus Tracks, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 305 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 108 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 53 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Cohesion / Creature Music #MANN 008

The album that was Manfred Mann's commercial breakthrough was a departure from the previous albums made with the Earth Band. Though the personnel are the same and the musicianship is as mind-blowing as ever, the songs are shorter and punchier, in some cases more poppy. This is not to say that the band had sacrificed a bit of ingenuity or complexity, but the long jams are gone in favor of briefer sound portraits. Nightingales and Bombers included Manfred Mann's first cover of a Bruce Springsteen song, the album-opening "Spirits in the Night," a single that charted, and became one of the only pieces written in 10/4 time ever to do so. It would prove to be an important move in their recording career, as 1976's Roaring Silence earned them a big hit with Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light."

Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 15, 2018
Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)

Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 729 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 286 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 40 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Progressive Rock | Creature Music / Cohesion #MANFRED1

A double-disc Manfred Mann hits set that adds a third disc for some DVD material, The Evolution of Manfred Mann surveys the entire career of one of British rock & roll's tightest and most energetic units. The first disc is '60s and early-'70s material, nearly all with classic Paul Jones vocals, while the second picks up the story with Manfred Mann's Earth Band and their series of, well, earthier recordings during the mid-to-late '70s (although the compilation extends well into the '90s). The emphasis, overwhelmingly, is on the hits, which finds "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" comfortably slotted near the beginning of disc one, and "Blinded by the Light" in the same position on the second…

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Huttwil (2006)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 13, 2017
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Huttwil (2006)

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band - Huttwil (2006)
DVD5: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 ch
Classic Rock, Prog Rock | 01:00:44 | Cover | 02:09:00 | ~ 3.53 Gb

~ Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Live at Nationales Sportzentrum, Huttwil, Switzerland on July 8, 2006 ~
Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Manfred Mann Chapter Three `69 & Volume Two `70 (2004)

Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Manfred Mann Chapter Three `69 & Volume Two `70 (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Air Mail Archive | Japan | ~ 729 or 303 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 105 Mb
Rock / Jazz Rock

Manfred Mann Chapter Three was a British experimental jazz rock band founded by South African keyboard player Manfred Mann and long-time partner Mike Hugg. The line-up for its debut at Newcastle's Mayfair Ballroom on 24 October 1969 was; Mike Hugg (vocals/electric piano), Mann (organ), Bernie Living (alto sax), Steve York (bass) and Craig Collinge (drums), augmented by a five-piece brass section of Clive Stevens (tenor sax), Carl Griffiths (tenor sax), Dave Coxhill (baritone sax), Gerald Drewett (trombone) and Sonny Corbett (trumpet)…

Manfred Mann: 4CD Collection (1966 - 1969)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 31, 2017
Manfred Mann: 4CD Collection (1966 - 1969)

Manfred Mann: 4CD Collection (1966 - 1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Universal Music | RU | ~ 1332 or 639 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 44 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Beat / Pop Rock / Jazz

Manfred Mann was an English rock band of the 1960s, named after keyboardist, Manfred Mann, who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The group had two different lead vocalists during their success, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966, and Mike d'Abo from 1966 to 1969….

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 18, 2017
Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (1967) {1993, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 181 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soul Jazz / Jazz Rock / Beat / Rhythm & Blues
Groovin' Move / Toshiba-EMI #TOCP-7943

Amidst their pop/rock, blues, and folk-rock, Manfred Mann peppered their early recordings with jazzy instrumentals that faintly suggested a jazz-rock direction. Soul of Mann, never issued in the U.S., is a compilation of most of these early instrumental efforts, which originally appeared on various singles, EPs, and LPs between 1963 and 1966 (though one song, "L.S.D.," and is actually a blues-rocker with a Paul Jones vocal). Instrumentals were not the band's forte, but this collection is more interesting than you might think. No one would put Manfred Mann on the level of a jazz artist like Oscar Peterson, but these cuts are executed with a surprising amount of style and wit…

Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 6, 2017
Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series]

Manfred Mann - BBC Sessions (1998) [BBC The Archive Series]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:42
British Invasion, Pop/Rock, Beat, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues | Label: EMI | # 7243 4 97770 2 6

This 24-song collection of tracks recorded for the BBC from 1964-1966 sounds very good, thanks to the Paul Jones-fronted lineup (although a few of the songs are instrumentals). Of most interest are four tunes the band never released in the 1960s, including a version of "Parchman Farm" that features only Jones and his harmonica, and the obscure, mediocre Barry-Greenwich composition "That's the Way I Feel." More unexpected are a couple of Jones originals the band never did in the studio, the bluesy and derivative "I Need You" and "It Took a Little While." There's no "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy," but most of the other big mid-'60s hits are played ("Sha La La," "Come Tomorrow," "Pretty Flamingo," "If You Gotta Go, Go Now"), as well as some of their better LP and EP cuts. This is recommended a little above the usual BBC archive compilation, because Manfred Mann played extremely well live, and because there are actually some notable changes from the familiar studio arrangements from time to time. That's especially evident on "Machines," which is decisively better than the studio version; this take, powered by a great bass riff, even sounds strong enough to have been an off-the-wall hit single.