December 20, 2017 – 7:59 am

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Basel 2017 [no label, 1CD]

Baloise Special. Event Halle, Basel, Switzerland, October 31, 2017 (Broadcast on November 3, 2017). Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

The Earth Band combines the stylistic approach of progressive rock with Manfred Mann’s jazz-influenced Moog synthesizer playing and keen ear for melody. Beside producing their own material, a staple of the band’s music and live performances from the beginning has been also relying on covers of songs by other modern pop/rock artists, notably Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, in their progressive rock style. - wikipedia

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Thanks to Gwonam for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Track 01. Captain Bobby Stout (Kindred cover) 8:57
Track 02. You Angel You (Bob Dylan cover) 3:41
Track 03. Martha’s Madman 11:38
Track 04. Stronger Than Me (Melissa Etheridge) 5:41
Track 05. Acoustic Guitar Solo 2:52
Track 06. Father Of Day, Father Of Night (Bob Dylan cover) 8:38
Track 07. For You (Bruce Springsteen cover) 4:43
Track 08. Blinded By The Light (Bruce Springsteen cover) 6:13
Track 09. Davy’s On The Road Again (John Simon cover) 9:14
Track 10. The Mighty Quinn (Bob Dylan cover; includes As Above So Below) 11:57
74 mins

Manfred Mann - keyboards, vocals
Mick Rogers - guitar, vocals
John Lingwood - drums
Steve Kinch - bass, vocals
Robert Hart - guitar, vocals

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  1. 4 Responses to “MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND - BASEL 2017”

  2. Thanks much for this! Didn’t even know these guys were still actively performing and their version of Blinded By The Light still packs a lot of punch. To this day, Springsteen’s only #1 hit as a writer, not as a performer.

    By Tony Pizza on Dec 20, 2017

  3. Thanks for posting..

    By Tom on Dec 21, 2017

  4. Thank you, thank you, thank. Great performance, great sound. I shared this with an old friend and he reminded me that Mick Rogers has been singing “Father of Day, Father of Night” for 40 years. Still singing and playing great as is the rest of the band.

    By Arizona on Dec 21, 2017

  5. #Tony Pizza: you can see this guys perform on a regular basis here in Central Europe in smaller venues, mainly with the 70´s-stuff. Funny thing is, that you see always 2 weeks later in the same venue “Chris Thompson performs the Songs of Manfred Mann´s Earthband”…..

    By Michael Hess on Dec 21, 2017

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