Manfred Mann Delves Into His Radio Archives

It’s been some time since we last heard of Manfred Mann whose last works were done in a solo mode and whose ensemble’s latest line-up didn’t issue a single studio album. Yet May 10th will see the release of “Radio Days” – four volumes, available on CD and vinyl not as a box set but separately, that cover the early period of the legendary player’s career, from 1964 to 1973: with two incarnations of MANFRED MANN – fronted by Paul Jones and Mike D’Abo, – with MANFRED MANN CHAPTER III and with the first vertion of MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND. Each of the discs is very extensive and bursting with rarities, especially the third one, containing snippets from the “Venus In Furs” soundtrack, although no less delightful must be cuts such as “Big Betty” which Mann’s first collective passed to his definitive one. A treasure trove, really, augmented with interviews for further immersion into the era.

As for the detailed breakdown of the volumes, here it is.

MANFRED MANN – The Paul Jones Era – Live At The BBC 64-66:

MANFRED MANN - The Paul Jones Era - Live At The BBC 64-66

MANFRED MANN –
The Paul Jones Era –
Live At The BBC 64-66

1. Groovin’ (#1)
2. Band interview
3. Watermelon Man (#1)
4. Sha La La (#1)
5. Band interview
6. I Need You
7. Come Tomorrow (#1)
8. Look Away
9. L.S.D.
10. Manfred Mann & Tom McGuinness interview
11. Oh No Not My Baby (#1)
12. That’s The Way I Feel
13. The Abominable Snowman
14. Manfred Mann & Paul Jones interview
15. The One In The Middle
16. Parchman Farm (Paul Jones solo)
17. What Am I To Do
18. I Put A Spell On You
19. Manfred Mann interview
20. If You Gotta Go, Go Now
21. Watch Your Step
22. It Took A Little While
23. Manfred Mann interview
24. There’s No Living Without Your Loving
25. Spirit Feel
26. Tired Of Trying, Bored With Lying, Scared Of Dying
27. When Will I Be Loved (#1)
28. Still I’m Sad
29. Manfred Mann interview
30. Pretty Flamingo
31. Machines
32. Long Hair, Unsquare Dude Called Jack
33. Paul Jones interview
34. You Better Be Sure
35. Sha La La (#2)
36. Mike Vickers interview
37. Come Tomorrow (#2)
38. Groovin’ (#2)
39. Watermelon Man (#2)
40. Oh No Not My Baby (#2)
41. When Will I Be Loved (#2)

MANFRED MANN – The Mike D’Abo Era – Live At The BBC 66-69:

MANFRED MANN - The Mike D'Abo Era - Live At The BBC 66-69

MANFRED MANN –
The Mike D’Abo Era –
Live At The BBC 66-69

1. Mohair Sam
2. Mike D’Abo interview
3. Just Like A Woman (#1)
4. Wang Dang Doodle
5. Manfred Mann interview
6. Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr. James (#1)
7. Morning After The Party
8. Ha! Ha! Said The Clown
9. The Nitty Gritty
10. Sweet Pea
11. Hound Dog
12. Manfred Mann interview
13. So Long, Dad
14. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (#1)
15. Manfred Mann & Mike D’Abo interview
16. Mighty Quinn (#1)
17. Handbags And Gladrags
18. Cubist Town
19. Sleep Hollow
20. Manfred Mann & Mike D’Abo interview
21. My Name Is Jack (#1)
22. The Vicar’s Daughter
23. Each And Every Day
24. The Letter
25. Mike D’Abo interview
26. Fox On The Run
27. Fever
28. Abraham, Martin & John
29. So Long
30. Clair
31. Sentimental Sunday (Mike D’Abo solo)
32. Manfred Mann & Mike D’Abo interview
33. Ragamuffin Man
34. Oh What A Day
35. The Last Goodbye (Mike D’Abo solo)
36. Just Like A Woman (#2)
37. Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr.James (#2)
38. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (#2)
39. Mighty Quinn (#2)
40. Manfred Mann & Mike D’Abo interview
41. My Name Is Jack (#2)
42. Orange Peel
43. She’s A Woman
44. Summertime
45. You’ve Got It Made

MANFRED MANN CHAPTER III – Live Sessions & Studio Rarities:

MANFRED MANN CHAPTER III - Live Sessions & Studio Rarities

MANFRED MANN CHAPTER III –
Live Sessions & Studio Rarities

1. Manfred Mann interview
2. Manfred Mann & Mike Hugg interview
3. Sometimes
4. Time
5. One Way Glass
6. Bluesy Susie
7. Jump Before You Think
8. Breakdown
9. Konekuf (mono demo)
10. Time (mono demo)
11. Happy Being Me (mono single master)
12. Devil Woman (stereo single master)
13. Train Crash
14. So Sorry Please
15. Chips
16. Broken-Glass Lives
17. The Michelin Theme (Go Radial, Go Michelin)
18. The Maxwell House Shake
19. Ski “Full Of Fitness” Theme
20. Sweet Baby Jane
21. The Gorge
22. Venus In Furs – Main Titles
23. Buried Treasure
24. Something In The Watermelon / Party Flashback
25. Deadly Liaison
26. Let’s Get Together
27. Phantom From The Past
28. Erotic Interlude
29. Alone With Rita
30. Excited To Death
31. Musical Infidelity
32. At The Party (Jump Before You Think)
33. Fondling Venus
34. Dreams Of Wanda
35. Sexy Photo Shoot
36. Bathtub Suicide
37. Wanda Vs. Rita
38. Returning To Instanbul
39. The Sultan And The Slave Girl
40. Strung Up To Die
41. The Truth About Wanda
42. Tombstone Revelation
43. A Horrific Discovery
44. Venus In Furs – End Credits

MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND – Live At The BBC 70-73:

MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND - Live At The BBC 70-73

MANFRED MANN’S EARTH BAND
– Live At The BBC 70-73

1. Ashes To The Wind / Black Betty / Happy Being Me
2. Living Without You
3. Big Betty
4. Mighty Quinn (#1)
5. Meat
6. Mighty Quinn (#2)
7. Dealer
8. Glorified Magnified
9. Messin’ (#1)
10. Get Your Rocks Off
11. Cloudy Eyes
12. Father Of Day, Father Of Night
13. Solar Fire
14. Bubblegum And Kipling (Earth The Circle, Part 2)
15. Mercury, The Winged Messenger
16. Buddah
17. Messin’ (#2)
18. Father Of Day, Father Of Night (medley)
19. Mighty Quinn (#3)

March 21, 2019

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