April 18, 2015 – 4:25 am

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Illinois 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at B’ginnings, Schaumburg, IL; November 10, 1976. Fairly to very good WXRT FM broadcast.

Two Springsteen covers here but in the old days, Manfred Mann (the band) also did some mean Dylan covers.

Thanks to tmat44 for sharing the show at Dime.

tmat44 noted:

Another WXRT show, albeit one I copied from a good buddy of mine who taped it. The original (and buddy) are a long-gone part of my past. I made a copy of this from the original taper, who lost the tape during one of his moves. The original tape was recorded from the WXRT-FM Sunday Night Concert in 1977. The following edits were made:

- Fade in on Track 1
- Fade out on Track 8 during applause
No other editing done.

There is an abrupt start to Track 1. Father Of Night is split into two tracks (due to tape flip), which I decided to leave alone. There is a hiss, probably more due to the FM signal than to tape hiss, but it is only noticeable during silent passages.

I had not listened to this in a good 20 years, and it sounds much better than I had remembered.

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FM (SBD) > 2nd gen cassette > CDR (using an HHB CDR 830 CD recorder) > CDWAV > EAC > Nero Wave Editor for track splits => FLAC (align on sector boundaries)

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Spirit In The Night 8:05 (13.6MB)
Track 02. Davy’s On The Road Again 8:58 (15.1MB)
Track 03. Time Is Right 6:57 (11.7MB)
Track 04. Father Of Night (part 1)/tape flip 7:30 (12.6MB)
Track 05. Father Of Night (part 2) 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 06. Captain Bobby Stout 8:28 (14.2MB)
Track 07. Blinded By The Light 8:38 (14.5MB)
Track 08. The Mighty Quinn 9:37 (16.2MB)
61 mins

Manfred Mann - keyboards
Chris Hamlet Thompson - vocals, guitar
Dave Flett - lead guitar
Colin Pattenden - bass
Chris Slade - drums, percussion, backing vocals

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  1. 7 Responses to “MANFRED MANN - ILLINOIS 1976”

  2. Thanks For the Manfred Mann. Nice to hear a bit of Dave Flett live–

    By DanC on Apr 18, 2015

  3. Very nice, thanks. Oh, and re Dylan covers, there’s two here, so, not just in the old days!

    By Pedantic person on Apr 18, 2015

  4. All one can say is: EXCELLENT.
    Why haven’t I ever seen Manfred Mann live? A question unanswerable. Anyone who can make Stinksteen’s songs sound great is a mark to be reckoned with. And, they always did Dylan just right, as well.

    By Timmy on Apr 19, 2015

  5. real nice version of Blinded by the Light..

    By Job Hunter on Apr 19, 2015

  6. wouldnt it have been amazing to have manfred and bruce join together to do a version?? all these years.. 42 of em.. and not once in over 4 decades have the 2 men ever been on the same stage to do this. rock n roll hall of fame induction ceremonies notwithstanding.. there could have been any number of opportunities. maybe when bruce was in manns hometown doing a show he could have called him up and said come to the show and join me so i can do a rare performance of the song. he really didnt do it that often. and bruce himself could have joined mann at any number of shows he did too. he and patti smith did a few appearances together. dylan and patti joined forces a couple of times didnt they?
    one of the things i love about collecting live music are the unexpected unannounced appearances. ive seen many 100s of those.. and for me thats what makes some shows spectacular. especially when its a musician i love to death. while im not a bruce-aholic.. i used to be kinda into him but i got bored in the late 80s.

    By darth on Apr 20, 2015

  7. God - this is great! Love this band and all their great albums from the 70’s! Another great band from a great era - I too wish I had an opportunity to catch them live - never happened.
    And darth: speaking of live fleeting moments - if you didn’t see it, try and find Robert Plant doing THE LEMON SONG just recently with Jack White at Argentina’s version of LOLLAPALOOZA - it’s great!

    By Daniel Kershner on Apr 20, 2015

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