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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. Nightingales and Bombers included Manfred Mann's first cover of a Bruce Springsteen song, the album-opening "Spirits in the Night," a single that charted, and became one of the only pieces written in 10/4 time ever to do so. It would prove to be an important move in their recording career, as 1976's Roaring Silence earned them a big hit with Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light." Another foreshadowing of that tune can be detected in the track "Fat Nelly," which includes a synthesizer part almost identical to the intro of the aforementioned hit. Also featured in Nightingales and Bombers are such synth-driven rockers as "Crossfade," "Countdown," and the title track, in which Manfred Mann appear to be trying to capture the prog rock crown. Nightingales and Bombers featured in almost every "Best of the Year" list for 1975.
1. Spirits In The Night
3. Time Is Right
5. Visionary Mountains
6. Nightingales And Bombers
7. Fat Nelly
8. As Above So Below
Late in 1976, Manfred Mann's Earth Band toured the States with a new line-up that had Chris Thompson (Guitar/Vocals) and Dave Flett (Lead Guitar) replacing Mick Rogers. The album that followed the tour was a worldwide hit with large thanks due to the success of their version of the Springsteen song, Blinded By The Light. Other highlights include Singing The Dolphin Through and its super Barbara Thompson sax solo fade.
1. Blinded by the Light
2. This Side of Paradise
4. Waiter, There's a Yawn in My Ear
5. The Road to Babylon (live)
6. Spirit in the Night
7. Singing the Dolphin Through
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