Hit Mann! The Essential Singles 1963-1969

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Manfred Mann's story isn't necessarily a complicated one -- the band went through two distinct phases, neatly separated by a switch in lead singers that happened to coincide with a switch in labels -- but their discography sure is complicated. It's cluttered with compilations, almost all of them recycling the EMI recordings from 1963-1966 when Paul Jones was the lead singer and the group was an expert, jazzy British R&B band. There are far fewer comps documenting their Fontana recordings from 1963-1969, when Mike d'Abo was fronting the band as it was getting psychedelic, and there were absolutely no compilations that contained both eras on one disc until ...
See more details below
CD
$21.65
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$22.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $26.10   
  • New (2) from $26.10   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Manfred Mann's story isn't necessarily a complicated one -- the band went through two distinct phases, neatly separated by a switch in lead singers that happened to coincide with a switch in labels -- but their discography sure is complicated. It's cluttered with compilations, almost all of them recycling the EMI recordings from 1963-1966 when Paul Jones was the lead singer and the group was an expert, jazzy British R&B band. There are far fewer comps documenting their Fontana recordings from 1963-1969, when Mike d'Abo was fronting the band as it was getting psychedelic, and there were absolutely no compilations that contained both eras on one disc until Raven's 2008 release Hit Mann! The Essential Singles 1963-1969. A distillation of their double-disc 2000 release All Manner of Menn: 1963-1969, the multi-label approach works even better on the single-disc scale, as it not only provides a useful purpose by gathering all the hits from "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" to "The Mighty Quinn" on one platter, but it also provides a succinct overview of the band's history. As a group with one big hit on oldies radio and then a lot of music that doesn't fit those confines quite so easily, Manfred Mann are perennially overlooked, but Hit Mann! goes a long way toward offering a riposte to that assumption, as it runs through the muscular blues, swinging mod jazz, hip Dylan covers, and colorful psych pop that form their legacy -- a legacy that's easier than ever to appreciate via this long overdue superb disc.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657028025
  • Catalog Number: 280
  • Sales rank: 42,272

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manfred Mann Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Manfred Mann Arranger, Producer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Burt Bacharach Producer
Tony Hazzard Composer
Mike Hugg Arranger, Composer, Producer
John Burgess Producer
Howlin' Wolf Composer
Warren Barnett Mastering
Kevin Mueller Concept
Peter Shillito Concept
Mark Barkan Composer
Traditional Composer
Ian McFarlane Liner Notes, Annotation
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Manfred Mann essential classic CD

    This CD is absolutely essential for classic rock fans. Remarkable crisp sound, timeless classics such as Mighty Quinn.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews