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Iedereen die deze plaat kocht, kreeg een coupon dat recht gaf op een gratis stukje grond in Wales met de oppervlakte van een vierkante foot ca. Duizenden fans hebben zich laten registreren als eigenaar. Be not too hard is een liedje van de folkzangeres Joan Baez. De titel is gebaseerd op het verhaal van een vogelspotter in de Tweede Wereldoorlog, die een geluidsopname wilde maken van nachtegalen. Hij bleek niet alleen opnamen te hebben van de vogels maar ook van vliegtuigen van de RAF , die onderweg waren om Mannheim te bombarderen.

Deze geluiden maken deel uit van het nummer As above so below. Het album begint met Spirits in the night , de eerste cover van Bruce Springsteen. Hij werd opgevolgd door Chris Thompson zang en gitaar en Dave Flett gitaar en zang. Het zevende album The Roaring Silence uit augustus is het best verkochte album van de Earth Band. Het klinkt wat luchtiger en pop-achtiger dan tot dan toe het geval was. Het openingsnummer van de plaat Blinded by the light , geschreven door Bruce Springsteen, bereikte de eerste plaats in de Amerikaanse Billboard top De volgende single Spirits in the night kwam niet verder dan nummer De ballad Questions is gebaseerd op een klassieke compositie van Schubert.

In verlieten drummer Chris Slade en gitarist Dave Flett de band. Op het negende album Angel Station nemen Chris Thompson en Steve Walter beide een aantal keren de lead zang voor hun rekening. In verscheen Chance , het tiende album. Hij maakt ook nu nog deel uit van de band. Het elfde album Somewhere in Africa uit was een aanklacht tegen de apartheid in Zuid-Afrika.

Manfred Mann was zelf actief betrokken bij de anti-apartheidbeweging in zijn geboorteland en werd niet toegelaten in dat land. Een aantal leden van de band reisden naar Zuid-Afrika om opnames te maken van Afrikaanse artiesten. Die geluidsopnames werden op de plaat gecombineerd met muziek van de Earth Band. Dat waren grotendeels eigen numers van de band aangevuld met enkele nummers van derden, waaronder Redemption Song No Kwazulu van Bob Marley en Demolition Man van Sting.

In verscheen het album Budapest Live waarop covers stonden die de band eerder had uitgebracht op studio-albums.

In maart werd de single Runner uitgegeven, die niet eerder was verschenen als single of albumtrack. The group is most notable remembered for their cover versions of Bruce Springsteen songs, including " Blinded by the Light ", which topped the singles charts in the United States and Canada. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Manfred Mann's Earth Band discography Studio albums 17 Live albums 3 Compilation albums 7 Video albums 5 Singles 37 The discography of British rock band Manfred Mann's Earth Band consists of 17 studio albums , 3 live albums , 7 compilation albums , 5 video albums, and 37 singles.

Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 19 May The Official Charts Company. Austrian Charts in German. Dutch Charts in Dutch. Retrieved 11 November However by the time it was entering the charts, he and bassist Jack Bruce had left to form Cream. So began a succession of future stars who would define their roots under John's leadership before leaving to form their own groups. In , with his popularity blossoming in the USA, John caused somewhat of a stir with the release of a drummer less acoustic live album entitled "The Turning Point", from which his song "Room To Move" was destined to become a rock classic.

He received a gold record for this album. Attracted by the West Coast climate and culture, John then made his permanent move from England to Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles and began forming bands with American musicians. In , motivated by nostalgia and fond memories, John decided to re-form the original Bluesbreakers. By the time Mick and John had returned to their respective careers, public reaction had convinced Mayall that he should honor his driving blues roots. In Los Angeles, he selected his choices for a new incarnation of the Bluesbreakers.

Officially launched in , it included future stars in their own right, guitarists Coco Montoya and Walter Trout. In , Texas guitarist Buddy Whittington joined the Bluesbreakers and for the next ten years energized the band with his unique and fiery ideas.

Making his recording debut on Mayall's 'Spinning Coin' album, he proved to be more than equal to following in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessors. Other modern classics followed. The younger generation was well represented by teenage guitar sensations Shannon Curfman and Jonny Lang. In 'Stories' debuted the Billboard blues charts at 1. All garnered great reviews, critical and popular acclaim and represent Mayall's ongoing mastery of the blues and his continuing importance in contemporary music.

In addition, over the last ten years, Mayall released live recordings on his own online label, Private Stash Records. Some still available from his website johnmayall. By October , the years of heavy touring were beginning to take their toll on John and he reluctantly announced his decision to take an indefinite break and permanently retire the name 'Bluesbreakers'. It was a sad occasion to say farewell to Buddy and the guys after twenty years of great music and camaraderie but things had reached another turning point.

This caused quite a stir in blues circles and lead to rumors about total retirement. Happily for the fans, early in Eagle Records called upon John to come up with a new album.

Feeling much revived after months away from music, he put together a new band for the project. A few years ago Buddy Whittington had introduced John to a fellow Texan guitarist Rocky Athas and he recalled how impressed he'd been at the time. Luckily he answered the call and was eager to come on board for the proposed album. With the need for a rhythm section of dynamic strength, John turned to bassist Greg Rzab who recommended his fellow Chicagoan Jay Davenport on drums.

Finally the three guys were put together with keyboardist Tom Canning and within two days of meeting up in Los Angeles, the album 'Tough' was in the can. It had taken all of three days in the studio and, ever since it's release and a growing schedule of world tours, a new era was born. Although Tom toured with John and the guys for the first year, eventually his other priorities conflicted and he quit.

Since then, as a four piece, the dynamics have escalated to a high degree and in November a live show in London was recorded and is currently available from John's website on DVD and double CD formats.

Today, John can safely say he's never been happier with his band and long career. Revived and revitalized, the long road continues. He currently resides in Occidental, California. According to author and pop music critic Joel Selvin, Gravenites is "the original San Francisco connection for the Chicago crowd. Gravenites also worked extensively with John Cipollina after producing the first Quicksilver Messenger Service album. Gravenites is also responsible for writing the score for The Trip, produced the music for the movie Steelyard Blues.

Over the years, Gravenites would often use pianist Pete Sears in his band "Animal Mind", including on his Blue Star album on which Sears played keyboards and bass.

Sears also joined him for a tour of Greece. He still performs live in northern California. A major figure and bandleader in the "second great epoch" of the British blues movement, Green inspired B.

King to say, "He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats. Green's playing was marked with idiomatic string bending and vibrato and economy of style. Though he played other guitars, he is best known for deriving a unique tone from his Gibson Les Paul. His tone on the Bluesbreakers instrumental "The Super-Natural" was rated as one of the fifty greatest of all time by Guitar Player.

In June Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time in Mojo magazine. JJ Cale also J.

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