Dec 23, 2011

MANFRED MANN - FIVE FACES OF MANFRED MANN (HIS MASTER'S VOICE 1964) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve + 13 Bonus




The HMV years 1
The debut album by Manfred Mann holds up even better 40 years on than it did in 1964. It's also one of the longest LPs of its era, clocking in at 39 minutes, and there's not a wasted note or a song extended too far among its 14 tracks. The Manfreds never had the reputation that the Rolling Stones enjoyed, which is a shame, because The Five Faces of Manfred Mann is one of the great blues-based British invasion albums; it's a hot, rocking record that benefits from some virtuoso playing as well, and some of the best singing of its era, courtesy of Paul Jones, who blew most of his rivals out of the competition with his magnificently impassioned, soulful performance on "Untie Me," and his simmering, lusty renditions of "Smokestack Lightning" and "Bring It to Jerome." The stereo mix of the album, which never surfaced officially in England until EMI's anniversary reissue (remastered in 24-bit digital sound), holds up very nicely, with sharp separation between the channels yet -- apart from a few moments on "Untie Me" -- few moments of artificiality.[allmusic]
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19 comments:

Jamie (tacobueno) said...

Thank you very very much for all the Manfred Mann's. Merry Xmas to you.

bulldogUK said...

MANN'S made my Christmas .. thank you for these and all the fine music you've shared with us this past year.
Have a great holiday and all the best to you and yours (.. and to all MANN-kind) for 2012.

bulldogUK

samakos9 said...

merry Xmas!!!!!!

Fuzzy Daddy said...

Merry Christmas και καλή χρονιά σε όλους .

Captain Lockheed said...

Your site always brings a smile to my face thanks for sharing your music Merry Christmas

Georgie Hirezola said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY...
Thanks for your wishes
Georgie++++

hippy djkit djfanis said...

Καλα Χριστουγεννα
dj fanis

M GR said...

...καλές γιορτές και καλή χρονιά...
Μ GR

ARGS said...

Καλά Χριστούγεννα, καλή χρονιά και χρόνια πολλά με υγεία και χαρά!!!!!!

Doug said...

Georgie,thanks for the excellent Manfred Mann albums.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much.

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

Thanks! Although I have most of these (well, all, actually) in some format or another, the quality Japan artwork is very much appreciated.. I think it is my favorite part of japan pressings anyways, as (unrespectfully) the master tapes given to Japan are always one degree lower than the native british ones, except when they ship digital masters..
Doc

ARGS said...

Georgie να έχεις μια καλή χρονιά, με υγεία, ευτυχία και όλες οι επιθυμίες σου να πραγματοποιηθούν!!!!

GaragePunk66 said...

Thanks for the Manfred's! Other than the tracks that appear on a collection on EMI from 1992 I am mostly unfamiliar with all four of these. I am looking forward to giving them a listen. Happy New Year!

Georgie Hirezola said...

Happy New Year!
Feliz Año Nuevo!
Καλη Χρονια σε ολους!
Georgie+++

derwent said...

Thanks for all the Mann. I love their soundtrack to the film 'Up The Junction'. It is quintessentially swinging London.

Georgie Hirezola said...

The next Manfred's 4 LP set (the "Fontana" years) is coming up soon...
Georgie+++

Think Violet said...

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Think Violet said...

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