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  Наименование CD :
   Nightingales & Bombers

Год издания : 1975/1999

Компания звукозаписи : Cohesion, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Pop/Rock

Время звучания : 44:43

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock (Psychedelic)      

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

The album that was Manfred Mann's commercial breakthrough was a departure from the previous albums made with the Earth Band. Though the personnel are the same and the musicianship is as mind-blowing as ever, the songs are shorter and punchier, in some cases more poppy. This is not to say that the band had sacrificed a bit of ingenuity or complexity, but the long jams are gone in favor of briefer sound portraits. The perfect example is the cover of "Blinded By the Light" by a then-obscure songwriter named Bruce Springsteen. A listen to the original version, a rambling stream-of-consciousness piece reminiscent of early Dylan, doesn't hint at the delightfully bizarre possibilities Mann and the Earth Band extracted from the tune. Taking a piece of folk-rock, giving it a cool, spooky delivery, and adding a full-band treatment created an uncategorizable masterpiece. It was a number one hit for Mann and a major career boost for its author, and Mann released Springsteen covers on several subsequent albums. A second single from the album, "Time Is Right," also charted, becoming one of the only pieces written in 10/4 time ever to do so. Nightingales & Bombers featured in almost every "Best of the Year" list for 1975. Justifiably so - though attention at the time was naturally on the hits, the rest of the album features a mix of good originals and eccentric covers, inspired playing, and tight, focused arrangements. The album stands up to repeated listening decades after it was created, and though fans of the more expansive progressive phase may prefer earlier works, they will generally allow the excellence of this one. Note: The name of the album was once regarded as a possible drug reference, but it is actually taken from a nature recording made during World War II. An ornithologist who was trying to record birdcalls captured not only the sound of birds, but also of incoming enemy aircraft. That recording is used in the track "As Above, So Below," and gives it an eerie character.

- Richard Foss (All Music Guide)

  Соисполнители :

Chris Slade (Drums)
Christopher Warren-Green (Violin, Vocals)
Colin Pattenden (Bass)
David Boswell-Brown (Cello)
David Millman (Viola)
Doreen Chanter (Vocals, Background Vocals)
Graham Elliott (Cello)
Marvin 'Smitty' Smith (Vocals, Background Vocals)
Mick Rogers (Guitar, Vocals)
Nigel Green (Cello)
Nigel Warren-Green (Cello)
Ruby James (Vocals, Background Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 Spirit In The Night     T       0:06:27 Springsteen
   2 Countdown         0:03:06  
   3 Time Is Right     T       0:06:32  
   4 Crossfade         0:03:39  
   5 Visionary Mountains     T       0:05:43  
   6 Nightingales And Bombers         0:04:54  
   7 Fat Nelly     T       0:03:20  
   8 As Above, So Below         0:04:19  
   9 Quit Your Low Down Ways         0:03:26 Bonus Track - From US Release
   10 Spirits In The Night         0:03:17 Bonus Track - Single Version With Mick Rogers On Vocals


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