Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Discography (1972 – 2014)

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Discography (1972 - 2014)

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Discography (1972 – 2014)
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STUDIO | LIVE | COMPILATIONS | BOX SET
Label: Various | Genre: Progressive Rock

An R&B band that only played pop to get on the charts, Manfred Mann and its various permutations ranked among the most adept British Invasion acts in both styles. South African-born keyboardist Manfred Mann was originally an aspiring jazz player, moving toward R&B when more blues-oriented sounds became in vogue in England in the early ’60s. Original Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones was one of the best British Invasion singers, and his resonant vocals were the best feature of their early R&B sides, which had a slightly jazzier and smoother touch than the early work of the Rolling Stones and Animals.

It was a couple covers of obscure girl group songs, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” (the Exciters) and “Sha La La” (the Shirelles), that broke the group internationally — “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” reached number one in the States, and “Sha La La” just missed the Top Ten. The Paul Jones lineup never duplicated this success, although “Come Tomorrow” and “Pretty Flamingo” were smaller hits. From 1964 to 1966, they took the approach of playing gutsy pop/rock on their singles (including the original version of “My Little Red Book”) and soul and R&B on their albums, with occasional detours into jazz, Dylan (their cover of his then-unreleased “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” was a big British hit), and competent original material.

Jones left for a solo career and acting in 1966, and the group reformed around singer Mike D’Abo (Beatle friend Klaus Voormann was also in this aggregation on bass). Adopting an even more pop-oriented approach for the singles, with occasional psychedelic and progressive touches, the band ran off a string of Top Ten hits in their homeland until 1969, although the only one to hit the jackpot in the U.S. was their cover of another unreleased Dylan song, “The Mighty Quinn.”

Mann dissolved the D’Abo lineup in 1969 to form Manfred Mann Chapter Three with drummer Mike Hugg, who had been in the band since the beginning. The outfit’s early jazz-rock efforts were interesting, but not very popular, and Manfred steered the ship back toward mainstream rock by forming yet another incarnation, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. The heavier, more synthesizer-oriented outfit made quite a few albums in the 1970s; 1976’s The Roaring Silence made the Top Ten, and featured the number one hit “Blinded by the Light” (Mann also made the Top 40 with another Springsteen cover, “Spirit in the Night”). Ironically, despite Mann’s oft-proclaimed preferences for serious explorations of jazz, blues, and progressive music, it’s his pop/rock recordings that hold up best, and for which he’ll be remembered most. ― Allmusic

1. STUDIO:

1972. Glorified Magnified (1987, Bronze, 258 732, W.Germany)
1972. Glorified Magnified (1999, Creature Music, MANN 004, UK)
1972. Glorified Magnified (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1106, Japan)

1972. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (1987, Bronze, 258 733, W.Germany)
1972. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (1988, Castle, CLACD151, W.Germany)
1972. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (1990, Century, CECC-00119, Japan)
1972. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (1999, Creature Music, MANN 003, UK)
1972. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (2005, Air Mail Archive, AIRAC 1105, Japan)

1973. Messin’ (1987, Bronze, 258 731, W.Germany)
1973. Messin’ (1990, Century, CECC-00120, Japan)
1973. Messin’ (1993, Cohesion, MFMCD 7, UK)
1973. Messin’ (1999, Creature Music, MANN 005, UK)
1973. Messin’ (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1107, Japan)

1973. Solar Fire (198x, Bronze, 610 590, W.Germany)
1973. Solar Fire (198x, Carrere, 96.515, France)
1973. Solar Fire (1990, Century, CECC-00121, Japan)
1973. Solar Fire (1998, Creature Music, MANN 006, UK)
1973. Solar Fire (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1108, Japan)

1974. The Good Earth (1987, Bronze, 258 734, W.Germany)
1974. The Good Earth (1998, Creature Music, MANN 007, UK)
1974. The Good Earth (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1109, Japan)

1975. Nightingales & Bombers (1987, Bronze, 258 730, W.Germany)
1975. Nightingales & Bombers (1987, Castle, CLACD 137, W.Germany)
1975. Nightingales & Bombers (1990, Century, CECC-00122, Japan)
1975. Nightingales & Bombers (1999, Creature Music, MANN 008, UK)
1975. Nightingales & Bombers (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1110, Japan)

1976. The Roaring Silence (1987, Bronze, 258 729, W.Germany)
1976. The Roaring Silence (198x, Carrere, 96.516, France)
1976. The Roaring Silence (1990, Century, CECC-00123, Japan)
1976. The Roaring Silence (1998, Creature Music, MANN 009, UK)
1976. The Roaring Silence (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1129, Japan)
1976. The Roaring Silence (200x, Cohesion, RM CD2, EU)

1978. Watch (1986, Bronze, 610 588-222, W.Germany)
1978. Watch (1986, Bronze, 610 588-222, W.Germany, Sonopress)
1978. Watch (1987, Legacy, LLCD 123, UK)
1978. Watch (198x, Carrere, 96.513, France)
1978. Watch (1990, Century, CECC-00124, Japan)
1978. Watch (1998, Creature Music, MANN 010, UK)
1978. Watch (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1130, Japan)

1979. Angel Station (1986, Bronze, 610 589-222, W.Germany)
1979. Angel Station (1986, Bronze, 610 589-222, W.Germany, Sonopress)
1979. Angel Station (198x, Carrere, 96.546, France)
1979. Angel Station (1990, Century, CECC-00125, Japan)
1979. Angel Station (1999, Creature Music, MANN 011, UK)
1979. Angel Station (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1131, Japan)

1980. Chance (1986, Legacy, CLACD 133, UK)
1980. Chance (1987, Bronze, 252 970, W.Germany)
1980. Chance (1990, Century, CECC-00126, Japan)
1980. Chance (1993, Cohesion, MFMCD 9, UK)
1980. Chance (1999, Cohesion, MANN 012, EU)

1982. Somewhere In Afrika (1987, Bronze, 255 077-222, W.Germany)
1982. Somewhere In Afrika (198x, Carrere, 96.520, France)
1982. Somewhere In Afrika (1990, Century, CECC-00127, Japan)
1982. Somewhere In Afrika (1999, Creature Music, MANN 013, UK)
1982. Somewhere In Afrika (2005, Air Mail Archives, AIRAC-1133, Japan)

1986. Criminal Tango (1986, 10 Records, DIX CD35, UK)
1986. Criminal Tango (1999, Creature Music, MANN 015, UK)

1987. Masque (1987, 10 Records, DIX CD69, W.Germany)

1991. Plains Music (1991, Intuition, INT 3062 2, Germany)

1996. Soft Vengeance (1996, Grapevine, 7243 841836 2 2, EU)

2004. 2006 (2004, Edel, 0157912ERE, Germany)

2014. Lone Arranger (2014, Creature Music, MMCD22, UK)

 
2. LIVE:

1983. Budapest Live (198x, Bronze, 610 163, W.Germany)

1998. Mann Alive (1998, Cohesion, MLIVE1, UK, 2CD)

 
3. COMPILATION:

1990. 20 Years Of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band 1971-1991 (1990. Cohesion, BOMME 1 CD, UK)

1992. Blinded By The Light. The Very Best Of (1992, Arcade, 8800068, Germany)

 
4. BOX SET:

1992. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Box Set (1992, Cohesion, MM Box 1, UK, 13CD)

2005. ODDS & SODS. Mis-Takes & Out-Takes (2005, Creature Music, MMBOOK1, UK, 4CD)

2011. 40th Anniversary (2011, Creature Music, UK, MMEBBOX1, 21CD)
 

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