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The Best of Manfred Mann's Earth Band [Import]

Manfred Mann's Earth BandAudio CD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 11, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea Int'l
  • ASIN: B000002N76
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,168 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blinded By The Light
2. Spirit In The Night
3. Quit Your Low Down Ways
4. Questions
5. Circles
6. Davy's On The Road Again
7. Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
8. You Angel You
9. Hollywood Town
10. Don't Kill It Carol
11. On The Run
12. For You

Editorial Reviews

Though there's lately been no shortage of Manfred's EMI material around, this is the first time his Warner stuff's been on CD. Includes Blinded by the Light; Spirit in the Night; You Angel You ; a later take of Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn); Don't Kill It Carol , and more.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is a very pleasing and fun album. Manfred Mann, the leader of the group and keyboardist, did a superb job finding the musicians for his band and arranging ALL covers on this CD. Being Manfred's band him being a keyboardist, there is a lot of keyboard action of pretty much every song. Only two songs on this album are of original material...being Questions & On the Run. The song Blinded by the Light, which was written by Bruce Springsteen, is probably the best cover of all time. The song topped the U.S. charts in February of 1977, so it's something that you are hopefully familiar with. Songs like Questions, Circles, and Hollywood are great slower songs. You Angel You is a happier song with a good beat to it. Davey's On the Road Again and Quinn the Eskimo (once a top 10 hit) have a live approach to them with a nice sound and great solos by both the guitar and keyboards. Quit Your Lowdown Ways, Don't Kill It Carol, For You, Blinded by the Light, and Spirit in the Night (once a top 40 hit) are the rock-styled awesome songs. Chris Thompson, the lead vocalist who appears on all songs but Spirit in the Night & Quit Your Low Down Ways (Mick Rogers being the lead singer on those songs), is a superb vocalist that fits the songs he is in perfectly. My only flaw with it is that a couple of songs like On the Run, although an alright song, sound too retro, meaning too 1980's sounding. Even living through the 80's, I never liked that style of music. Please, don't take my word for buying this album unless you know of Manfred Mann's Earth Band. As with EVERY album, please listen to sound samples of every song before you buy.
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61 of 76 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only one good song November 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Before you crucify me for the title of this review, know that I love both "Blinded by the Light" and "The Mighty Quinn." However, the version of "The Mighty Quinn" on this CD is a really crummy live recording. I was really maddened by this, since nowhere on the cover does the word "live" appear. So for the presence of "Blinded by the Light" I'll spot this CD 2 stars, but with nothing else on it, that's all it gets.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quit Yer Cryin' September 7, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I can't believe all the moaning and groaning going on about this release! Those of you moaning about the first five lps not being represented here's the key; those lps were released on Polydor Records not Warner Brothers. The record company can only release what they have rights to. Those of you groaning about Quinn The Eskimo being a live version here's the other key; the pop band Manfred Mann of the 60s not the Earth Band of the 70s had the hit on Fontana records. All in all a fine representation of the Earth Bands time on Warner Brothers. If you want the other material by the many incarnations of the group might I suggest you pry open your wallets and buy the other fine Greatest Hits CDs. Before you complain about what is or isn't on a particular CD why don't you do a little research first and then buy. From what I've read here most of you don't know jack about the band, just a song you heard on the radio called Blinded By the Light that brings back some long forgotten teenage memory. If you want a great CD by the "Band" get Nightingales and Bombers. Now get back to your $5 cups of coffee and leave the real music listening to the rest of us.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mannfred Mann and the Earth Band are not the same! January 23, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Mannfred Mann's Earth Band formed in 1971 and is a later incarnation of Mannfred Mann.

For the "charming original" of "The Mighty Quinn" get Mannfred Mann's Greatest Hits instead. I prefer the version here; it's from the "Watch" album.

The Earth Band had a lot of hit or miss material in the late '70's and '80's. I still drag out "Angel Station" from time to time and play a couple tracks from it, but I'd skip it unless you have time and money to blow to mine for the good stuff.

Get "Roaring Silence" and "Watch" and you've pretty much got their best.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars JUST A NOTE TO THOSE READING THE REVIEW UP THERE April 19, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
AMAZON'S ALBUM DESCRIPTION UP THERE IS WRONG, THIS ISN'T THE ALBUM WITH 'THE RUNNER' OR ANY OF THE 19 TRACKS THE REVIEW SAYS... THAT SONG YOU CAN'T GET HERE.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Live track spoils CD November 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is a greatest hits CD, only problem with it is that this has a live track on the CD that is not stated on the back of the CD.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this collection August 29, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you like Springsteen songs, buy Springsteen. If you were hoping for the radio version of Quinn the Eskimo, be warned that this is not it. The song should be tagged "Underwater Version" so the wary know what they are getting, as I did not.
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48 of 67 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Saved by "The Boss" September 27, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Were it not for the presence of two bowlderdized Bruce Springsteen songs (the almost identical sounding "Blinded by the Light" and "For You," both from Springsteen's folkie debut album), "The Best of Manfred Mann's Earth Band" would be a pretty dismal affair. As it stands, those are about the only two listenable tracks. Another Springsteen cover, "Spirit in the Night" doesn't work as well, while the Bob Dylan cover "The Mighty Quinn" is a wretched live version rather than the charming original. The rest of the album isn't even that good. On the plus side, at least the version of "Blinded by the Light" is the longer album cut rather than the chopped up single version.
Overall, you should only buy this album if you can't live without having "Blinded by the Light" in your collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not their best
A lot of their early work is missing from this CD and the recording is not very good quality. You'd be better off with a good remastered The Roaring Silence.
Published 7 months ago by T. Kinney
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Collection.
These reviews are a little misleading, everyone of these 2 and 1 star reviews, forget that this is a Warner Brothers only Manfred Mann, not the 60's EMI band. Read more
Published 9 months ago by ScottE
5.0 out of 5 stars blast from the past
My husband loves this band so I got this for him. He loves it and says the sound quality is good. I enjoyed listening to the Mighty Quinn for the first time in thirty years.
Published 10 months ago by savsmom
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Manfred Mann's Earth Band
I rate this 4/5. I really like the music and the good thing about this band is that you can hear every word sung!! Good album!!
Published 10 months ago by Sandi
2.0 out of 5 stars Ripoff
The version of Mighty Quinn on this album is a modern re-recording, not the original.

Newer does NOT mean better, people!
Published 13 months ago by Jim Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Surpriingly good!
If you liked "Blinded by the Light" or maybe "Spirit in the Night" and wanted more of same, it's here! Read more
Published 15 months ago by J. Knight
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of Vol 1 with Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Best of Vol 1
this band knows how to rock out it is classic rock at its best.
Published 15 months ago by Lorna
4.0 out of 5 stars mereview
excellent album, takes me back to the seventies.words and music still as good today as then.my granddaughter even enjoys it. she calls it "geezer" rock.
Published 17 months ago by me
4.0 out of 5 stars fun memories
I saw this at a shop recently and bought it on a whim, mainly because I used to really enjoy this band's creative versions of two Springsteen songs, "Blinded by the Light" and "For... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Rock CD
Absolutely outstanding lead song, best version of "Blinded by the Light" availabe. Didn't know the Earth Band had several other great songs in their play list as well. Read more
Published on January 6, 2012 by scotttorg
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