Manfred Mann - Down The Road Apiece (Their EMI Recordings 1963-1966)

October 9, 2007 | Format: MP3

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2:31
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3:07
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2:29
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 13, 2007
  • Release Date: August 13, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2007 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2007 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 4:30:56
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  • ASIN: B000W3T60A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #391,626 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Everett on March 25, 2008
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This doesn't have everything -- you'll have to search elsewhere for the "long" version (with the instrumetal break) of Do Wah Diddy Diddy. And the eleven-miute interview by the group with a very staid announcer type is, through no fault of the band, pretty risable.

But it';s a lot of the Manfreds, and the notes and discography are quite good. I'd certaily recommend the set. And the short version of Do Wah Diddy Diddy WAS, after all, the hit.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Prog Fan on October 11, 2007
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I am a loyal, longtime fan of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, but had never ventured in to buying any of his earlier material.

Once this 4-CD import found a domestic distributor, the price came down quite a bit, and I decided to take the plunge. I'm very happy that I did.

My first impression upon listening to this material was "how can this sound so good when the original recordings are over 40 years old!?"

The sound is crystal clear, with distinct, but very natural, separation. No lyric sheet is needed, as the vocals come through sharp and well-defined. The sound on all these recordings is, in a word, superb.

I don't pretend to be an expert on the completeness of the song selections here, but there are four discs, each over an hour in length - and a very well-prepared booklet with a brief history of the band and credits for each selection. I learned a lot simply going over the booklet. It would appear they've covered the EMI years fairly exhaustively.

Many cuts are previously unreleased or were only available as B-sides to vinyl singles.

There's a nice balance here between early 60's pop, R&B and blues, with more than a touch of a jazz/be-bop on some cuts (this band started out as a jazz band before getting a recording contract) to round things out.

A VERY enjoyable set - both for completists and for the fan like me, who simply wanted a good representation of early Manfred Mann.

Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. W. Thew on October 28, 2007
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I've been a fan ever since I saw them live at the old (very old) Sydney Stadium. They were superb live back then and this is just as good. It is apparently complete and if so they must have been amazing as it is all wonderful and evocative of an era while being timeless! The sound is great, the best I've heard on this material. The only caveat concerns the packaging. On a personal level I would have preferred a long box format. Other than that it is all five stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By peace train on July 24, 2009
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A FINE SINGLE CD FROM THE 60S R&B KICKERS WITH THE CURIOUS NAME/ THIS COLLECTION IS HEAVILY R&B FOCUSED WITH SEVERAL HARD TO FIND SONGS FROM THEIR MANY FINE LPS. IF ALL YOU HAVE IS A GREATEST HITS CD, THIS WILL TAKE YOU BEYOND SHALALA TO SHANGRILA! ONE OF THE 5 BEST BANDS OF THE INVASION OR ANY ERA, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ALONG WITH THE ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS...BRITMAN
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Yes, actually. Manfred Mann the group had at least 3 different styles running concurrently through their existence. Though mostly known for a few early hits, the core of the group, featuring Manfred and drummer/vibraphonist/ Mike Hugg were originally a jazz band. Adding singer Paul Jones, they also played rhythm & blues. They also had a sax/flute player, Mike Vickers (later did scoring and synthesizer work in sessions) who learned to play guitar to flesh out the more pop singles the band was directed to make for the singles market. With all these diverse influences, the amazing agility of this group was largely missed by the music public.

However, even on their first album, they covered songs by Howlin' Wolf and Cannonball Adderly. They would stick a few purely jazz instrumentals on their albums, and if you bought them expecting "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" you may have been disapointed.

This set has everything recorded for EMI, with a few new unreleased tracks (the session logs show many more recordings made for which no master tapes have been found). At that point, Paul Jones left the group and EMI dropped them, so they move to Fontana and hired Mike D'Abo to be their singer. (That period, not here, is well worth investigating as well, as they added a Pop-psych approach to their repertoire). In 1966 JACK BRUCE was hired as bass-player, though rarely credited on the records. (Most of his tracks appeared in America on the "Pretty Flamingo" LP.) During this time, the group added two horn players (well-known later for progressive rock/jazz appearance in groups like Soft Machine, Centipede, etc.) and they recorded an EP called "Instrumental Asylum" of jazz interpretations of several pop tunes of the day (Stones, Yardbirds, etc.
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