Manfred Mann's Earth Band

2006 (2004)

006 is an album released in 2004 (see 2004 in music) by Manfred Mann with Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Manfred Mann preferred to point out that this is rather his solo album. His explanation for this is given in the sleeve notes:

"Some of the Earth Band backing tracks were recorded in a different and experimental manner. There were no rehearsals beforehand. As a result almost everything you will hear was never played before or rehearsed, so what you hear are the first takes of their kind. These tracks are 'Mars', 'Two Friends', 'Two Brides', ' Slave', 'Frog' and 'Get Me Out Of This'. "Musically this method worked pretty well, but was also time consuming as we had to connect different sections together afterwards. This is because verses and choruses were played separately. "A number of other tracks were put together in a more organised fashion. Some of these are in a style which is different to what fans of Earth Band might expect. Therefore I have entitled these Manfred Mann '06. Although in most cases I have used the musicians from Earth Band. Equally I have called the album Manfred Mann '06, because some of the music represents my personal taste, not necessarily the taste of my colleagues, and does not necessarily sit comfortably within an Earth Band context. "The album is called 2006 although it will be released in 2004, (and in some places 2005). It is simply that being the wrong date and being out of time might look interesting - at least until 2006." - Manfred Mann 2004

Written By
1. Demons And Dragons (With Thomas D) (03:29 )
Mann, McAloon, Super Fairy Animals
2. Two Brides (Interlude) (01:22)
Mann/ Gut
3. Down In Mexico (03:31)
Leiber/ Stoller
4. Happenstance (Instrumental) (03:02)
5. The History Of Sexual Jealousy (04:47)
6. Black Eyes (02:10)
Mann/ Pook
7. Mars (03:56)
Holst/ Mann/ Guy
8. Get Me Out Of This (05:35)
Massenet/ Mann/ Guy
9. Frog (04:29)
10. Two Friends (05:24)
Mann/ Guy
11. Monkmann (03:10)
Traditional arr. Hart
12. Marche Slave (Instrumental Interlude) (01:42)
Tchaikovsky/ Mann
13. Independent Woman (With Thomas D) (03:31)
Tchaikovsky/ Hart/ Sharite/ Guy/ Thomas D/ Clear/ Williamns
14. Dragons (Reprise) (02:01)
Mann, McAloon, Super Fairy Animals
40th Anniversary Box Set
Mann Alive
Soft Vengeance
Plains Music
Masque (Songs And Planets)
Criminal Tango
Live In Budapest
Somewhere In Afrika
Angel Station
The Roaring Silence
Nightingales And Bombers
The Good Earth
Solar Fire
Glorified Magnified
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Manfred Mann Chapter Three Volume Two
Manfred Mann Chapter Three