The Roaring Silence [Bonus Tracks]

The Roaring Silence [Bonus Tracks]

by Manfred Mann's Earth Band


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The Roaring Silence [Bonus Tracks]

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

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2011
Label: Creature Music
UPC: 5019148619109
catalogNumber: 9
Rank: 8225

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Manfred Mann   Primary Artist
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
Colin Pattenden   Composer
Chris Slade   Composer
Derek Wadsworth   Horn Arrangements
Robert M. Corich   Liner Notes
Laurence Latham   Engineer
Manfred Mann Chapter Three   Producer
Frank McPartland   Artwork
Andy Taylor   Sleeve Notes

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The Roaring Silence 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mark_Hendricks More than 1 year ago
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.