Manfred Mann's Earth Band Chance on 180g LP
If classical music moves to the beat of the conductor's baton, then Manfred Mann is the orchestrator of much memorable music in the fields of pop and rock. He's been building bands, picking great songs and mixing styles ever since the early 1960s, covering a diverse collection of songwriters' material including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Sting, Paul Weller, Del Amitri's Justin Currie and others.
Originally released in 1980, Chance is a sophisticated 9-track effort from Manfred Mann's Earth Band well balanced with both a serious message and serious musicianship. The band tackles Denny Newman's "Lies (Through the 80s)" and Bruce Springsteen's "For You" with aplomb while the flawless Mann composition "Stranded" anchors the proceedings and is worth the price of admission alone. Reissued here on 180-gram vinyl courtesy of Creature Music/ROIR Records.