Manfred Mann's Earth Band – Somewhere In Afrika (VG/VG+)
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Somewhere In Afrika by Manfred Mann's Earth Band is an incredible album that fuses elements of rock, jazz, and African music together to create a unique and captivating sound. The album is the fourth in the Earth Band's discography and was released in 1983.
The album was inspired by Manfred Mann's travels to various African countries, and it is evident in the music that the members of the band were heavily influenced by the sounds of the continent. The album opens with the powerful track, "Africa Suite", which contains a traditional African chant, African percussion instruments, and a driving rhythm section. This track sets the tone for the rest of the album and is a great representation of the sound that Manfred Mann's Earth Band was striving to create.
Throughout the album, Manfred Mann's Earth Band skillfully incorporates different elements of African music into their sound. The tracks "Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)" and "Runner" both contain traditional African rhythms and vocal melodies. The track "Circles" is a beautiful ballad that features an acoustic guitar and a soulful vocal performance from Manfred Mann.
Somewhere In Afrika is an album that not only showcases Manfred Mann's Earth Band's musical talent but also celebrates the culture of Africa. The album is a great example of the band's ability to blend different styles of music and create something unique. It is an album that is sure to please any fan of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, as well as any listener who is looking to explore the musical culture of Africa.
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