Creature Music is delighted to release this
stunning 21-CD box set to commemorate
40 years of Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
The set comprises 21 CDs, a 36-page booklet of the band's history written by Nigel Stanworth, a 32-page book of Manfred's own memories and anecdotes and a poster of the current band. The catalogue CDs have been remastered and repackaged in LP-style sleeves.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Somewhere In Afrika
The albums have the original UK running order and refreshed sleeves.
Live In Ersingen is a brand-new live recording from 22 July 2011:
Dancing In The Dark
Father Of Day
Don't Kill It Carol
Blinded By The Light
Davy's On The Road Again
Nigel has also compiled Leftovers, a collection of the hit singles and different versions of tracks:
Joybringer (7” version)
Down Home (Alternate Edit)
Our Friend George (Alternatie Edit)
Geronimo's Cadillac (Scandi Mix)
Davy's On The Road Again (7” version)
Joybringer (Unreleased Version)
Nothing Ever Happens (Radio Mix)
Blinded By The Light (7” Version)
Crossfire (Alternate Edit)
For You (Workhouse Acoustic Mix)
Sikelele (Workhouse Mix)
What You Give Is What You Get (Alternate Edit)
Demons & Dragons
Geronimo's Cadillac (Unreleased Version)
The set is scheduled for release on 2 December 2011 through retail. We are also offering the set through the website with the book of stories signed by Manfred himself.
Alec has been busy putting together dates for next year, including several in the UK at the start of May. As soon as the gigs are confirmed full details will appear on the tour page.
As most of you know, the recording of Rational Anthems was put back during the year as Manfred spent a lot of time caring for his wife, who was seriously ill. Sadly Irene passed away a few weeks ago and Manfred will be returning to the Rational Anthems project in due course.