Manfred Mann's Earth Band ‎– Solar Fire

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Father Of Day, Father Of Night 9:57
In The Beginning, Darkness 5:25
Pluto The Dog 2:50
Solar Fire 5:18
Saturn, Lord Of The Ring / Mercury, The Winged Messenger 6:36
Earth: The Circle Part Two 3:52
Earth: The Circle Part One 3:16

Versions (65)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze ILPS 9265 UK 1973 Sell This Version
8F 6019 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(8-Trk, Album) Polydor 8F 6019 US 1973 Sell This Version
ZCI 9265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(Cass, Album) Island Tapes ZCI 9265 UK 1973 Sell This Version
PD-6019 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album) Polydor PD-6019 US 1973 Sell This Version
PD 6019 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album) Polydor PD 6019 US 1973 Sell This Version
6357 226 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album) Bronze 6357 226 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
PD 6019 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album) Polydor PD 6019 US 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze ILPS 9265 Scandinavia 1973 Sell This Version
87 515 IT Manfred Mann's Earthband* Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Bronze 87 515 IT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
BRO 2002 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze BRO 2002 France 1973 Sell This Version
6499 749 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Bronze Records Ltd. 6499 749 France 1973 Sell This Version
BRON 265, BRON-265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze, Bronze BRON 265, BRON-265 Scandinavia 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 19265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze ILPS 19265 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
5000265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze 5000265 Portugal 1973 Sell This Version
87515-I, 87.515-I Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze, Bronze 87515-I, 87.515-I Spain 1973 Sell This Version
PD 6019 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album) Polydor PD 6019 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
YP-7053-BZ Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album) Bronze YP-7053-BZ Japan 1974 Sell This Version
PD 6019 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album) Polydor PD 6019 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
5454, 0005454 Manfred Mann's Earthband* Solar Fire(LP, Album) Island Records, Bronze, Island Records, Bronze 5454, 0005454 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
6357 226 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze 6357 226 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
BRO 2002 (ILPS9265) Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze BRO 2002 (ILPS9265) France 1974 Sell This Version
87 515 XOT Manfred Mann's Earthband* Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 87 515 XOT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9265, 87 515 XOT, DE LUXE 30951 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze, Bronze, Hataklit Ltd. ILPS 9265, 87 515 XOT, DE LUXE 30951 Israel 1976 Sell This Version
ZCI 9265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(Cass, Album) Bronze ZCI 9265 Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
14C 064-99542 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze 14C 064-99542 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28 778 XOT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT, 28 778 IT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze, Bronze 28 778 XOT, 28 778 IT Austria 1977 Sell This Version
BRNA 265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze BRNA 265 UK 1977 Sell This Version
BRNA 265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze BRNA 265 UK 1977 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 778 XOT Germany 1979 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 778 XOT Switzerland 1979 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28 778 XOT Germany 1979 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT, 28 778 IT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Bronze, Bronze 28 778 XOT, 28 778 IT Austria 1979 Sell This Version
28.778-I Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28.778-I Spain 1981 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 778 XOT Germany 1983 Sell This Version
610 590, 610 590-222 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album) Bronze, Bronze 610 590, 610 590-222 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
LLP121 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Legacy Records LLP121 UK 1987 Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 778 XOT Germany 1987 Sell This Version
CECC-00121 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album) Century Records (6) CECC-00121 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
COMMECD1 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE) Cohesion (2) COMMECD1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
COMMECD1 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE) Cohesion (2) COMMECD1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
COMME 1 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Cohesion (2) COMME 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
MFMCD 1 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album) Cohesion (2) MFMCD 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RME CD1 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE) Cohesion (2) RME CD1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MFMCD1974 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE) Cohesion (2) MFMCD1974 US 1996 Sell This Version
MANN 006 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE, RM) Cohesion (2) MANN 006 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MANN 006 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE, RM) Cohesion (2) MANN 006 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MANN 006 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RM, RE) Creature Music, Cohesion (2) MANN 006 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
AIRAC-1108 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Min) Air Mail Archive (2) AIRAC-1108 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
AIRAC-1108 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RM, RE, Pap) Air Mail Archive AIRAC-1108 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
MANN 006 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE, RM) Cohesion (2) MANN 006 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
MANNLP006 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Creature Music MANNLP006 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MMCD 006 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE, RM) Creature Music MMCD 006 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
8F 6019, 3827 116 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(8-Trk, Album) Polydor, Polydor 8F 6019, 3827 116 US Unknown Sell This Version
96.515 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album) Carrere 96.515 France Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS9265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Vox Humana Records ILPS9265 Unknown Sell This Version
MANN 006 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Cohesion (3) MANN 006 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CDMR 2139 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(CD, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records CDMR 2139 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
56 768 GT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(Cass, Album) Bronze 56 768 GT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
834785-1 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 834785-1 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
L 36387, Bron-265 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze L 36387, Bron-265 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28 778 XOT Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
28 778 XOT Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28 778 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
89 3002 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Bronze 89 3002 France Unknown Sell This Version
834785-1 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Solar Fire(LP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Bronze 834785-1 Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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johanneslhoest

johanneslhoest

April 19, 2016
referencing Solar Fire, LP, Album, Gat, 87 515 IT
Got a bronze labelled release with catalog number 87515. on back of the sleeve there's a white sticker with "87 515 XOT" and under it it's printed "87 515 IT". anyone who can explain? the labels also got the number 87 515 IT.
juppydoo

juppydoo

November 11, 2012
referencing Solar Fire, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 28 778 XOT
OK, thank you. You also got white/blanc inner sleeve

Can this be a Re-Issue ??
JohanStrauven

JohanStrauven

July 16, 2012
referencing Solar Fire, CD, Album, RE, RM, MANN 006

I bought the original vinyl album in the eighties.
Immediatly, I was sold.
Now, I was very glad when I found the CD-version of it.
This is a great album.
One of the best I ever bought.
It starts with "Father Of Day, Father Of Night",
and its the first highlight of the album.
The other songs are piece by piece little jewels.
The original album ends with "Earth, The Circle - Part 1"
And this is also a masterpiece.
The change halfway the song, and the fade in of all the instruments
one by one, is magnific.

There is one point of critic.
The bonus-tracks decrease the quality of the total album.
It had been better if the CD-version was the same as the original album.

Never the less: 5 stars
juppydoo

juppydoo

June 20, 2012
referencing Solar Fire, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 28 778 XOT
Hello

i have the same record. All data i can find is, release 1973 and not 1978. Also Rock & Pop Katalog 2012 says other data for RI. FOC Cover rarely are Reissues.

Reissues most came because of high selling rates and for this ripping up the artists, they pressed them in the netherlands to reduce artist's benefits. So i wonder they spent money for producing a FOC Cover. Keeping production cost at the maximum low level they generally used flip covers and white blanc inner sleeves.

Can anybody clear this?
progfan97402

progfan97402

August 16, 2011
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Solar Fire, LP, Album, PD-6019
Solar Fire's always been a favorite of mine from the Earth Band. This album is hardly new to me, my dad bought a copy around 1979 when I was just a small kid. Bear in mind, this was the American copy on Polydor, where there's only one "Earth, the Circle" and "Joybringer" (in the UK it was a non-album single and was a hit there). If you want both "Earth, the Circle" Part 1 and 2, you need to buy either the CD reissue or the international LP release on Bronze. It's really unbelievable what they did to Bob Dylan's "Father of Day, Father of Night". Dylan's original (from the New Morning album) was barely a minute long, the Earth Band managed to transform it into a ten minute prog epic, complete with Mellotron and Mini Moog, in that grand, symphonic manner. "In the Beginning, Darkness" is a hard rocking piece with a great drum passage from Chris Slade, with Mann himself providing some spacy synths. "Pluto, the Dog" is an instrumental piece, showing off Mann's skills on the Moog, complete with a barking dog. How did this song title pass the radar scope of the Walt Disney Company? I really love the title track, with that spacy synth. I really love the organ and guitar used in this piece. "Saturn, Lord of the Ring, Mercury the Winged Messenger" is an instrumental piece, basically in three parts, the first part is guitar dominated, resembling "Sadjoy" off Messin'/Get Your Rocks Off, the middle part is a mellow, spacy part, with trumpet and synths, the third part is the rocking conclusion that just blows me away. "Joybringer", the UK single and featured on the U.S. releases is based on Holst's The Planets. "Earth, the Circle" (not exactly sure what part, thanks to the way the tracklistings are messed up, I believe it's Part One) features Mann on vocals. It starts off mellow, then an unbelievably loud, but short synth solo cuts through, then mellows out, with piano and Mellotron, then Chris Slade starts drumming in that fashion similar to "Meat" off Glorified Magnified. I guess why I like this album so much is the space theme in the album and spacy tendencies in the music. If you want to go beyond The Roaring Silence (and the hit it spawned, their cover of Springsteen's "Blinded by the Light"), make Solar Fire your next purchase.

Update: so I finally bought a Bronze copy, this case a German pressing. So the "Earth, the Circle" featured on the American pressing is "Earth, the Circle Part 1". "Part 2" isn't on the American release (even if some pressings state it is on the back cover). OK, so "Part 2" is a bit of a more bluesy piece with an extended Moog solo, quite a bit different from "Part 1". I just love these foreign pressings. This version (I presume late '70s German pressing, as it has an LC code on the label, which was introduced in Germany in 1976), as all versions on Bronze, has a gatefold, that the American version on Polydor does not have.