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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Manfred Mann's 1980 album is a strange mix of topical songwriting, progressive rock, and power pop -- from its opening seconds, the Earth Band is pressing serious messages and social commentary on their listenership amid swirling prog rock keyboards and catchy guitar hooks and choruses. The whole package is challenging in ways that should have put them on the cutting edge of rock music at the outset of that decade, but one suspects that Mann and company were too musically adept and sophisticated for their own good -- a little dumbing down and maybe a little less musicianship on display would have made them more accessible to the coming MTV generation. As it is, the album has...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Manfred Mann's 1980 album is a strange mix of topical songwriting, progressive rock, and power pop -- from its opening seconds, the Earth Band is pressing serious messages and social commentary on their listenership amid swirling prog rock keyboards and catchy guitar hooks and choruses. The whole package is challenging in ways that should have put them on the cutting edge of rock music at the outset of that decade, but one suspects that Mann and company were too musically adept and sophisticated for their own good -- a little dumbing down and maybe a little less musicianship on display would have made them more accessible to the coming MTV generation. As it is, the album has held up remarkably well across a quarter century, however, even if it now seems an uncomfortably accurate warning of the way the world would go, in terms of politics and society, in the decades to come. It would also be three years before another Earth Band album was forthcoming, and that one would be steeped in world music sounds.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2011
  • Label: Creature Music
  • EAN: 5019148619130
  • Catalog Number: 12
  • Sales rank: 13,777

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lies (Through the 80's) (4:33)
  2. 2 On the Run (3:52)
  3. 3 For You (5:42)
  4. 4 Adolescent Dream (2:41)
  5. 5 Fritz the Blank (2:51)
  6. 6 Stranded (5:47)
  7. 7 Hello, I Am Your Heart (5:16)
  8. 8 No Guarantee (3:51)
  9. 9 Heart on the Street (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals
Manfred Mann Indexed Contributor
Trevor Rabin Guitar
Barbara Thompson Saxophone
Chris Thompson Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals
Geoff Whitehorn Guitar
Dyan Birch Vocals
Willy Finlayson Vocals
Pat King Bass
John Lingwood Drums
Robbie McIntosh Guitar
Peter Marsh Vocals
Graham Preskett Vocals
Mick Rogers Guitar, Vocals
Carol Stocker Vocals
Steve Waller Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Manfred Mann Producer
Laurie Latham Engineer
Pete Schwier Engineer
Robert Stewart Engineer
Tim Summerhayes Engineer
Rick Walton Engineer
Edwin Cross Engineer
Martin Poole Cover Design
Ole Kortzau Cover Design
David Barratt Engineer, Contributor
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