180 Gram Vinyl Record
In 1982, after a significant run of gold and platinum efforts for Bronze Records, Manfred Mann continued into the '80's with a new label, a new sound, as well as recruiting some new musicians under the familiar logo of his Manfred Mann's Earth Band. With these modern elements, MMEB finely crafted a gem of a collection called Somewhere In Afrika.
Some of the most noteworthy tunes include Sting's "Demolition Man." With his knack for finding great cover versions for his interpretation, Mann made this song his own. With the help of the guiding voices Chris Thompson, Steve Waller and Shona Laing, this song as well as Al Stewart's "Eyes Of Nostradamus" became AOR classics as well as techno rock staples throughout the world at the time of this 1982 release.
Mann's "Africa Suite" carries on the progressive rock tradition he helped architect in the early 1970s, as the listener is taken through a musical journey with Manfred at the helm. Filled with extraordinary keyboard styling and fused together with electronic and organic rhythm instruments from members John Lingwood on drums and Matt Irving on bass and guitars, this becomes one of the more memorable selections from this celebrated release.
|1. Tribal Statistics|
|2. Eyes Of Nostradamus|
|3. Third World Service|
|4. Demolition Man|
|5. Brothers And Sisters Of Azania|
|6. Africa Suite|
|a. Brothers And Sisters Of Africa|
|b. To Bantustan?|
|c. Koze Kobenini? (How Long Must We Wait?)|
|7. Redemption Song (No Kwazulu)|
|8. Somewhere In Africa|