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Odds & Sods album for sale by Manfred Mann was released Sep 06, 2005 on the Mm label. This is one of the best conceived box sets to come around since the format made its bow with the Eric Clapton and Allman Brothers packages from Polygram at the end of the 1980s. Odds & Sods CD music The problem with most boxes is that the producers can never be sure of the direction in which they should go, especially with acts that have a long history and a lot of hits -- do they represent all of the single A- and B-sides, or plunge into the vaults head first and fill it up with material that will be best known to hardcore fanatics? Odds & Sods buy CD music Luckily, in the case of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, there's a lot of history but not a huge raft of hits to deal with, just some extremely important ones, so a direction that didn't compromise either a box set's potential broad appeal (such as it was) or its hardcore fan appeal was available, for anyone so inclined and motivated. Odds & Sods songs Covering a musical history that crosses 30 years, each CD has a distinctive thrust and content that separates it from the discs adjacent to it, yet it all manages to hold together as a vital resource for appreciation of the band. Odds & Sods album for sale Disc one is devoted to the transition between Manfred Mann Chapter Three, the short-lived Manfred Mann/Mike Hugg-led break with the original group Manfred Mann, mixing jazz and rock, and Manfred Mann's Earth Band, the much louder and harder-rocking ensemble that followed. "Happy Being Me" was the debut single of the Chapter Three band, while "Travelling Lady," which goes into King Crimson-esque saxophone territory, was off of the group's debut album; both tracks, like "Messin' Up the Land" which follows, were written by Mike Hugg Odds & Sods CD music. The latter track is the original Chapter Three rendition, completely different from the version that Manfred Mann's Earth Band ultimately released on their third album two years later -- it opens a brace of previously unissued tracks from the abandoned third Manfred Mann Chapter Three album, which was thought lost until Mann began working on remastering his library; it stands somewhere midway between the late-'60s soul-inspired pop of the original Manfred Mann group and those funky, jazzy jams that King Crimson started getting into circa 1972 with Mel Collins and company. Odds & Sods CD music contains a single disc. ...See Full Description
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|CD Universe Part number||6943952|
|Release Date||Sep 06, 2005|
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