The Roaring Silence [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide
The reason that Roaring Silence became Manfred Mann's Earth Band's best-selling album may have been because of both Bruce Springsteen-penned singles, but its instrumental make-up, by way of Mann's keyboard manipulation coupled with Chris Thompson's chiseled singing, had just as much of an affect. "Blinded by the Light" and "Spirit in the Night" gave the band hits at both ends of the Top 40 spectrum, with "Blinded" going to number one while the mysterious-sounding "Spirit in the Night" edged in at number 40 six months later. Outside of the singles, Roaring Silence is made up of clean-cut, well-established synthesizer and guitar work, with touches of techno psychedelia that are sometimes lengthy but never messy. Tracks ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The reason that Roaring Silence became Manfred Mann's Earth Band's best-selling album may have been because of both Bruce Springsteen-penned singles, but its instrumental make-up, by way of Mann's keyboard manipulation coupled with Chris Thompson's chiseled singing, had just as much of an affect. "Blinded by the Light" and "Spirit in the Night" gave the band hits at both ends of the Top 40 spectrum, with "Blinded" going to number one while the mysterious-sounding "Spirit in the Night" edged in at number 40 six months later. Outside of the singles, Roaring Silence is made up of clean-cut, well-established synthesizer and guitar work, with touches of techno psychedelia that are sometimes lengthy but never messy. Tracks such as "Questions," "This Side of Paradise," and even "Starbird" uncover the band's creativity and instrumental wit. Mann is careful not to stray too far with his keys, and his compliance with Thompson's vocals are noticeable in almost every track. Aside from the music, Roaring Silence basks in veiled poetry, cryptic but at the same time intriguing, verging on the complexities of progressive rock but far from its pretentiousness. Eventually achieving gold status, Roaring Silence
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2011
  • Label: Creature Music
  • EAN: 5019148619109
  • Catalog Number: 9
  • Sales rank: 3,513

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Primary Artist
Manfred Mann Indexed Contributor
Barbara Thompson Saxophone, Soloist
Doreen Chanter Background Vocals
Irene Chanter Background Vocals
David Culpan Recorder
Dave Flett Guitar
David Millman Strings
Colin Pattenden Bass
Mick Rogers Background Vocals
Tony Rowell Recorder
Chris Slade Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Margaret Wood Recorder
Susan Lynch Background Vocals
Gillian Ainscow Choir, Chorus
Janet Bunting Choir, Chorus
Peter Cudmore Choir, Chorus
Hilary Farmborough Choir, Chorus
Philip Keywood Choir, Chorus
Stan Bailey Choir, Chorus
Manfred Mann Chapter Three Keyboards, Vocals
Marilyn Bennett Choir, Chorus
Graham Jenkins Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Manfred Mann Composer
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Mike Heron Composer
Chris Thompson Composer
Peter Thomas Composer
Mike Brown Remastering
Colin Pattenden Composer
Chris Slade Composer
Derek Wadsworth Horn Arrangements
Robert M. Corich Liner Notes, Remastering
Laurence Latham Engineer
Manfred Mann Chapter Three Producer
Frank McPartland Artwork
Andy Taylor Sleeve Notes
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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    The Best Ever

    The Roaring Silence arguably sent Manfred Mann to the top here in America. With the remake of Blinded by the light, they took a mediocre Springsteen song and made it better than the orignal and made it famous. The music is absolutely awesome and all songs are great. BBTL is one of my all time favorite songs ever. It is a maximum volume song.

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