Album of the Day
The Best Of Manfred Mann's Earth Band
During the mid-'60s British Invasion, Manfred Mann gave the world such pop hits as “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”; a decade later, he was back on the charts with a more progressive but equally catchy sound, and a more ecologically aware band name. THE BEST OF MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND collects the cream of the group's '70s output for Warner Bros., displaying dazzling production and instrumental work as well as a keen ear for great songs – the versions here of Dylan's “You Angel You” and Springsteen's “Blinded By The Light” are revelatory (the latter was a No.1 hit). Manfred Mann was born on this day in 1940, and we'll wish him a happy birthday with THE BEST OF MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND.