Manfred Mann's Earth Band ‎– Somewhere In Afrika

Cohesion (2) ‎– MANN 013
CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Tribal Statistics
Written-By – Qunta*
2 Eyes Of Nostradamus
Written-By – Stewart*
3 Third World Service
Written-By – Moore*
4 Demolition Man
Written-By – Sumner*
5 Brothers And Sisters Of Azania
Written-By – Mann*
Africa Suite (8:36)
6a Brothers And Sisters Of Africa
Written-By – Mann*
6b To Bantustan?
Written-By – Mann*
6c Koze Kobenini? (How Long Must We Wait?)
Written-By – Mann*, Irving*
6d Lalela
Written-By – Lingwood*, Mann*
7 Redemption Song (No Kwazulu)
Guitar [Solo] – Trevor RabinWritten-By – Marley*
8 Somewhere In Africa
Arranged By – Lingwood*, Mann*Written-By – Trad*
Bonus Tracks
9 War Dream 3:08
10 Holiday's Dream 2:40
11 Redemption Song (Single Version)
Guitar [Solo] – Trevor RabinWritten-By – Marley*
12 Eyes Of Nostradamus (12" Single Version)
Written-By – Stewart*
13 Demolition Man (Single Version/Alternate Mix)
Written-By – Sumner*

Companies, etc.



Released in UK 18th February 1983 - Catalogue number Bronze BRON543
Released in USA 14th November 1983 - Arista AL8-8194

Liner notes written May 1999.
Lyrics reproduced by permission.

Amandla - Power (Zulu language)
Awethu - Is ours (Zulu language)
Maatla - Power (Xhosa language)
Aruna - Is ours (Xhosa language)
Kwazulu, Bophutatswana, Transkei, Lebowa are areas of South Africa called ’bantustans’ where black families lived without their men folk work hundreds of miles away in the big cities.
Amandla, Awethu is the black power slogan, often chanted at funerals and meetings wherever opposition is expressed.
Azania is the black power name for South Africa.
Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa, Swazi, Tsonga and Venda African tribes.

Publishing credits:
Redemption Song (No Kwazulu) - Blue Mountain Music Ltd
Somewhere In Africa -Scalehand Ltd
Tribal Statistics - Scalehand Ltd
Africa Suite:
Brothers And Sisters Of Africa - Scalehand Ltd
Koze Kobenini? (How Long Music [sic] We Wait?) -Scalehand Ltd
Lalela - Scalehand Ltd
Eyes Of Nostradamus -Gwyneth Music Ltd
Demolition Man - Magnetic Pub Ltd
Brothers And Sisters of Azania - Scalehand Ltd

Original credits:
African vocal sequences were recorded by Matt Irving ’Somewhere in Africa' in June 1982, using an 8 track mobile tape recorder. These tapes were later synchronised with the master tapes in London using computer code.
Other African sequences were recorded in London and we'd like to think the singers - Chief Dawethi, Rufus Sefothuma, Fats Mothya, Jabu Mbalu and Zanty Lekau.
We'd like to thank Jane Curtiss, Robert Stewart, Rik Walton, Bryan New, John Parry, Glenn in Sweden, and Saul Oz.
Also: Robbie McIntosh, Trevor Rabin, (guitar solo in Redemption song), Stevie Lange, Vicki Brown, Geoff Whitehorn, Mick Rogers, Jimmy Copley, Italienska Music - Sweden, Yamaha - Sweden, and Mick Carter and A.L.E Ltd.
A very special thanks to those people in Africa who assisted Matt Irving with the African recordings and also Madonsini and 3rd Ear Music.

This album was mixed using Sony and Mitsubishi digital systems and we'd like to thank Simon Renshaw and Barclay James Harvest in this regard.
Recorded at the Workhouse II - Mastersounds (Sweden) - Underhill Studios

1999 Re-master credits:
Remastered in February/March 1999.
Additional thanks to Ron Clint and Greg Russo.
Artwork and liner notes prepared by Red Steel Productions for Creature Music Ltd.
CD and booklet artwork by Andrew Buckle of Sapphire productions.
Internet site:
For more information on MMEB please send in s.a.e. to: Platform End, 29 Lyndhurst Road, Wallasey, Merseyside L45 6XB, United Kingdom.
© 1986 [sic?] Petbrook Ltd

℗ 1982 Original sound recording owned by Petbrook Ltd on exclusive license to Creature Music Ltd
This compilation ℗ & © 1999 Creature Music Ltd

No authorship is given for tracks 9 and 10.
Tracks 6a to 6d are one single track on the CD, but with pauses between the single sub-tracks.
Released with a 12 page booklet.

Some copies may carry a sticker:"Remastered from the original master tapes / Plus bonus tracks / Faithfully restored artwork".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 019148 619147
  • Matrix / Runout: MANN013 1:1:1
  • Label Code: LC 01051
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L042
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1438

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
205 077, 205 077-320 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Somewhere In Afrika(LP, Album) Bronze, Bronze 205 077, 205 077-320 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
OW 32645 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Somewhere In Afrika(CD, Album) One Way Records (6) OW 32645 US Unknown Sell This Version
L 37896 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Somewhere In Afrika(LP, Album) Bronze L 37896 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
JPCD9704289 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Somewhere In Afrika(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD9704289 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MANN 013 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Somewhere In Afrika(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Cohesion (2) MANN 013 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version