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Manfred Mann's Earth BandSolar Fire

Label:Bronze – ILPS 9265
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Symphonic Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock

Tracklist

A1Father Of Day, Father Of Night
Written-ByBob Dylan
9:57
A2In The Beginning, Darkness
Written-BySlade*, Mann*, Rogers*
5:25
A3Pluto The Dog
Written-BySlade*, Pattenden*, Mann*, Rogers*
2:50
B1Solar Fire
Written-BySlade*, Rogers*
5:18
B2Saturn, Lord Of The Ring / Mercury, The Winged Messenger
Written-ByMann*, Rogers*
6:36
B3Earth: The Circle Part Two
Written-ByMann*
3:52
B4Earth: The Circle Part One
Written-ByMann*
3:16
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From cover (rear):
Recorded at the Workhouse, Old Kent Road, London, 1973.
Special thanks to John Pantry for his invaluable contributions.
Management H.M.M. 490 Old Kent Road, London SE1
Manufactured & distributed by Island Records Ltd.

From inner gatefold:
Solar: Concerned with, determined by the sun.
Fire: Active principle operative in combustion.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary.

From inner sleeve:
Sleeve printed and made in England by MacNeill Press Ltd., London SE1

From Centre labels:
Manfred Mann's Earthband [Variant of artist's name]
℗ 1973 Bronze Records Ltd.
Manufactured and distributed by [Island 'i' logo appears] Island Records Limited
[Side A:] Published by B. Feldman & Co Ltd, except ✝Big Ben Music Ltd [Note: Index sign '✝' refers to Track A1]
[Side B:] Published by B. Feldman & Co Ltd

Other info:
Track titles given as on cover.
Inconsistency: The cover lists 'Manfred Mann and Earthband' as the producer, the label only 'Manfred Mann'.

Another pressing please see: Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Solar Fire

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ILPS.9265-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ILPS.9265-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 1): ILPS 9265 A-2 GL 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 1): ILPS 9265 B-1U RG 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 2): ILPS 9265 A-2 > > 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 2): ILPS 9265 B-1U RA 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 3): ILPS 9265 A-2 PR 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 3): ILPS 9265 B-1U MT 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 4): ILPS 9265 A-2 OR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 4): ILPS 9265 B-1U MA 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 5): ILPS 9265 A-2 1.1 II C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 5): ILPS 9265 B-1U MA 2 ∙ I > 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5 & 6): BILBO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 6): ILPS 9265 A-2 CD 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 6): ILPS 9265 B-1U >1

Other Versions (5 of 116)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Solar Fire (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Island Records, Bronze87 515 ITGermany1973
Solar Fire (Album, LP, Gatefold)Bronze, Island RecordsILPS 9265Scandinavia1973
Solar Fire (LP, Album)Polydor, PolydorPD-6019, PD 6019US1973
Solar Fire (Album, LP, Gatefold)Bronze, BronzeBRON 265, BRON-265Scandinavia1973
Solar Fire (LP, Album)Bronze6357 226New Zealand1973

Reviews

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gavaxeman
Wow..this album is superb ..picked up for nothing from a neighbours loft clearance ..it’s brilliant ..recommended (playing a U.K. copy on the Bronze label)