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Manfred Mann Chapter ThreeManfred Mann Chapter Three

Label:Vertigo – VO 3, Vertigo – 847 902 VTY
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Fusion, Jazz-Rock

Tracklist

A1Travelling Lady
Written-ByMann, Hugg*
A2Snakeskin Garter
Written-ByHugg*
A3Konekuf
Written-ByMann*
A4Sometimes
GuitarBrian Hugg
Written-ByHugg*
A5Devil Woman
Written-ByHugg*
B1Time
Trumpet [Solo]Harold Becket*
Written-ByHugg*
B2One Way Glass
VocalsMann*
Written-ByMann*
B3Mister You're A Better Man Than I
Written-ByB. Hugg*, M. Hugg*
B4Ain't It Sad
Written-ByHugg*
B5A Study In Inaccuracy
Written-ByMann*
B6Where Am I Going
Written-ByHugg*
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Recorded at Maximum Sound Studios between June and October 1969.
Released in a gatefold-sleeve on a ''swirl'' Vertigo label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 847 902 2 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side A, stamped, variant 1): 847902 1 Y // 3 ▽ 420 1 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side B, stamped, variant 1): 847902 2 Y // 3 ▽ 420 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 2): 847902 1 Y // 3 ▽ 420 1 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 2): 847902 2 Y // 3 ▽ 420 1 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 3): 847902 1 Y // 3 ▽ 420 1 2 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 3): 847902 2 Y // 3 ▽ 420 1 1 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 4): 847902 1 Y // 3 ▽ 420 1 1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 4): 847902 2 Y // 3 ▽ 420 1 1 2

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Manfred Mann Chapter Three (LP, Album, Monarch)Polydor24-4013US1969
New Submission
Manfred Mann Chapter Three (LP, Album, Gatefold)PhilipsSFX-7200Japan1969
New Submission
Manfred Mann Chapter Three (LP, Album, Stereo)Polydor24-4013US1969
New Submission
Manfred Mann Chapter Three (LP, Album, Stereo)Fontana847 902 VTYAustralia1969
Manfred Mann Chapter Three (LP, Album, Stereo, Terre Haute Pressing)Polydor24-4013US1969

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disfonaf
I just played the Unofficial Vertigo vinyl on my system and it sounds great no complaints, I'm not saying its as good a release as the original pressing's as i hav'nt heard a first release but hey try and get a playable copy and a nice clean cover for a reasonable price ?? Regarding the music it's fantastic a couple of the old jazz'ers in there Huggs voice fits the sounds for me.
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bolney17
What a brilliant album .musicians with the shackles taken of .produce a masterpiece .A must have album
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TheModGod
Edited 3 years ago
Quoting marcelrecords' review: '...this album makes for uneasy listening' - guess that is why I like it so much. It is very 'claustrophobic', or really, claustrophilic! I enjoy how they pulled off such a purposefully obtuse album, without being obviously experimental, as in it remains within the confines of 'normal music' but just gets rights up to the very edge of what that means - and I mean right on the very bloody edge. That is what I like about it. That takes extreme precision & accuracy; difficult to do in any art. Plus coming from musicians mostly known for pop works, this is bloody gutsy too - though that reputation is incorrect, see Manfred Mann - Instrumental Asylum, or 'The Abominable Showmann' or 'Bare Hugg' on Manfred Mann - Mann Made, or 'Machines' on the EP Manfred Mann - Machines, they really were a bunch of Jazz cats playing pop music.
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markduncan
gatefold sleeve
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marcelrecords
Edited 9 years ago
Manfred Mann, major poppifier of Dylan, lost grip on the dying market for their kind of brew and disbanded in june 1969. A second incarnation of just Mann and Mike Hugg resulted in a flopped single and some advertising music. Small wonder that they claim on the first release of their third incarnation: ''This LP represents in general what we personally have been wanting to do for some years''. Well, what they wanted to do for years turned out to be a pretty claustrophobic affair. Two keyboards at once, the vocals of Mike Hugg, who whispers and groans more than that he sings, and the somewhat cluttered production produce a sombre and at times difficult to penetrate sound. Main disadvantage seems to be the poor integration of rock drums in a setting that suggests jazz more than anything else. Shreds of Dr. John and of Soft Machine keep popping up, but the uncanny atmosphere is pretty unique nonetheless.. Very dense and here and there even strictly non-commercial, this album makes for uneasy listening.