Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|manfred mann's earth band|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Digitally remastered reissue of 1973 album, complete withfaithfully restored artwork, all seven of the original cuts& two bonus tracks, 'Joybringer' & 'Father Of Day, Father OfNight' (Edited Version). Nine tracks total. 19... more »
Digitally remastered reissue of 1973 album, complete withfaithfully restored artwork, all seven of the original cuts& two bonus tracks, 'Joybringer' & 'Father Of Day, Father OfNight' (Edited Version). Nine tracks total. 1998 CreatureMusic Ltd. release.
The ultimate Earth Band album
BENJAMIN MILER | Veneta, Oregon | 08/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album has been with me for a better portion of my life. My dad bought this on LP back around 1979, an American copy on Polydor, which includes "Joybringer" (the British hit that was only released as a single over there) and only one "Earth, The Circle", the one that ends with the cool piano at the end. I am not much of an Earth Band fan, mainly because I find so much of what they released quite inconsistent (not to mention later albums like Angel Station and Chance sounding too commercial for my liking). But for me, Solar Fire is the ultimate album, and if you're a lover of '70s progressive rock, you can't go wrong here, as it's by far their most progressive album. Whenever you hear this album, it's hard to believe this is the same Manfred Mann who brought us "Doo Wah Diddy", which is a staple of oldies stations everywhere (well, not exactly, the bands were different, but it was Mann himself that was the common to "Do Wah Diddy" and Solar Fire). There isn't a bad song on this album. I can't even believe how they took a Bob Dylan song, "Father of Day, Father of Night" and turn it in to a nine minute long prog epic! "Saturn, Lord of the Ring, Mercury the Winged Messenger" is nothing short of an amazing instrumental, particularly the spacy middle and rocking ending. I don't think there's a song on this album that I like better than the rest, which is great news. This whole album has that wonderful '70s feel, and every time I hear this album, I am taken back to that day when my dad first bought this album. It also makes me forget the pathetic state of music of the present (N' Sync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, etc.). I can very honestly recommend Solar Fire to even those not much of an Earth Band fan. It's that great!"
Matches the best of ELP and Pink Floyd
Marcel Wild | Matieland 7602 South Africa | 01/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I just thought six 5 star reviews for Solar Fire is way too little, so I gave a "Yes helpful" count to all of you six reviewers (hey nice), and add this review of my own.
Many a man only knows Manfred Mann from his early 60's hits like
Pretty Flamingo, Ha ha said the clown (which are fine when you're in the right mood). But boy what a revelation is Solar Fire!!
This space odyssey hasn't one dull moment, the guitars and
synthesizers are just perfect: wild enough but never over the top
as can be e.g. YES, Greenslade, or King Crimson. This piece of art is in the same league as ELP's Tarkus and Pink Floyd's
Dark side of the moon, and that's no easy feat!
This record adds to the quality of life."
Darkness in the Beginning...
Ruben Ramirez | Tampico, MEXICO | 11/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Solar Fire... A MUST for any Rock 'n Roll fan. I had the pleasure to listen to this LP for the first time like 22 years ago. Then, the LP just disappeared from my archives. Though, never from my mind. If you haven't listened to it... Buy it!!! you won't regret."