Manfred Mann's Earth Band ‎– Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Air Mail Archive ‎– AIRAC-1105, Air Mail Archive ‎– 6308086
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Mono, Stereo, Papersleeve

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 California Coastline
Written-By – Martin*, Meskell*
2 Captain Bobby Stout
Written-By – Tietgen*
3 Sloth
Written-By – Mann*, Rogers*
4 Living Without You
Written-By – Newman*
5 Tribute
Written-By – Mann*
6 Please Mrs Henry
Written-By – Dylan*
7 Jump Sturdy
Written-By – Creaux*
8 Prayer
Written-By – Mann*
9 Part Time Man
Written-By – Sadler*, Mann*
10 I'm Up And I'm Leaving
Written-By – Sadler*, Mann*
11 Living Without You (Single Mono Version)
Written-By – Newman*
12 California Coastline (Single Mono Version)
Written-By – Martin*, Meskell*
13 Please Mrs Henry (Single Mono Version)
Written-By – Dylan*

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Recorded at Maximum Sound, I.B.C. Studios

24 Bit remaster 2005
℗&© Petbrook Ltd.
Manufactured & distributed by Air Mail Recordings, Tokyo, Japan.
Under exclusive license from Creature Music Ltd.
Tracks 1, 4 to 9, 11 to 13 ℗1971
Tracks 2,3,10 ℗1972

Manfred Mann and Dave Hadfield produced for Mann-Hadfield Productions.
David Mackay produced for Leon Henry Productions.
Tracks 1, 9, 12: August Mus./Kinney Mus.Ltd.
Track 2: Copyright Control
Tracks 3, 5, 8, 10: Bron Mus. Co. Ltd.
Tracks 4, 11: A Schroeder Mus. Pub. Co. Ltd.
Tracks 6, 13: B. Fieldman & Co. Ltd.
Track 7: Marzique Mus. Co. Ltd.

Original release date (UK): 18-Feb-1972
Addtl. cat# 6308086 of original UK release on Philips label listed on cover, Philips references are removed however.

This release is presented as a replica of the original vinyl edition with a paper sleeve cover & CD print that looks like the original label (so called Paper Sleeve Collection Vol.1). It also is released with a paper obi strip and additional inlay information mostly in Japanese.

Track durations are inconsistent between additional inlay information and paper sleeve cover (cardboard-like replica of original vinyl cover). Track durations listed here are from information sheet as they are more consistent with track durations read from the audio files. Also the track title of track 6 is different between the CD and the cover. The bonus tracks are not mentioned on the cover but on the CD and the inlay, obviously in order not to destroy the replica character of the release.

The production credits are inconsistent between the cover and the CD label. Listed here are the production credits of the cover as they are most consistent with other releases of this album. However, the production credits are inconsistent throughout several releases of this album: Compare Manfred Mann's Earth Band (the original US Polydor release) and Manfred Mann's Earth Band (re-release on Bronze Records). The exact split of the producer responsibilities is unknown, but most likely as follows:
Manfred Mann/Dave Hadfield: Tracks 2, 3, 6 to 8, 10
David Mackay: Tracks: 1, 4, 9
Ambiguous info: Track 5 (but believed to be produced by Mann/Hadfield as it seems to be more consistent).
No production credits are given for the bonus tracks.

Writer credits are listed from the CD label. Writer credits on the info sheet are in a different format showing additionally first name initials. On the CD the artist is mentioned in one instance with 'Manfred Mann' only. The CD print carries further reference to the original vinyl release center labels like side identification ('1'), stereo symbol and speed reference in rpm ('33 1/3').

Tracks 11 to 13 are bonus tracks compared to the original vinyl version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On Obi): 4 571136 370955
  • Rights Society: Jasrac
  • Other (Jasrac #): R-0540383
  • Matrix / Runout: IFPI L235 AIRAC-1105 1R V
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L235
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4011
  • Other (Price Code): SBL

Other Versions (5 of 41) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6308 086, 6308086 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Manfred Mann's Earth Band(LP, Album) Philips, Philips 6308 086, 6308086 UK 1972 Sell This Version
28 854 XOT, 28 854-270 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Manfred Mann's Earth Band(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze 28 854 XOT, 28 854-270 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
28 854 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Manfred Mann's Earth Band(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 854 XOT Austria 1977 Sell This Version
COMME 6 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Manfred Mann's Earth Band(LP, Album, RE) Cohesion (2) COMME 6 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CLACD151 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Manfred Mann's Earth Band(CD, Album) Castle Communications PLC, Castle Classics CLACD151 Germany 1988 Sell This Version



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November 5, 2014
this is a very nice japan mini papersleeve lp jacket replica of the first manfred manns earth band album from 1972, this was released on the airmail label and the remastering is great, this comes with a few bonus tracks as well, lyric inner sleeve has lyrics in both english and japanese............... very nice and sounds awesome to