Nightingales And Bombers (1975)

1975

Nightingales & Bombers is an album released in 1975 by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

"The title of this album was inspired by a recording made in Surrey, England during the Second World War, by an ornithologist intending to record Nightingales. The bombers flew over at the same time and were recorded by accident. The recording has been incorporated in 'As Above, So Below'". - Manfred Mann 1975

The recording was made on 19 May 1942 by a BBC sound engineer for the BBC. Intending to capture the nightingale's song he also, by accident, recorded the sound of RAF bombers on their way to attack Mannheim, Germany. In that raid 197 planes were lost (The Bomber Command War Diaries by Middlebrook and Everitt (1985)p.267).

Track
Written By
1. Spirits In The Night (06:28)
Springsteen
2. Countdown (03:07)
Mann
3. Time Is Right (06:34)
Mann/ Slade/ Rogers
4. Crossfade (03:41)
Mann/ Slade/ Rogers/Pattenden
5. Visionary Mountains (05:43)
Nestor/ Armatrading
6. Nightingales And Bombers (04:56)
Rogers
7. Fat Nelly (03:21)
Mann/ Thomas
8. As Above So Below (04:13)
Mann/ Slade/ Rogers/ Pattenden
40th Anniversary Box Set
2006
Mann Alive
Soft Vengeance
Plains Music
Masque (Songs And Planets)
Criminal Tango
Live In Budapest
Somewhere In Afrika
Chance
Angel Station
Watch
The Roaring Silence
Nightingales And Bombers
The Good Earth
Solar Fire
Messin’
Glorified Magnified
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Manfred Mann Chapter Three Volume Two
Manfred Mann Chapter Three