Nightingales and Bombers

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Nightingales & Bombers  is an album released in 1975 by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.  Manfred Mann said in 1975:  “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.’”  (More from Wikipedia)

The best-known and probably best album by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band is The Roaring Silence (1976).  The original album cover of The Roaring Silence is beige; a reissue of The Roaring Silence with a blue cover included “Spirit in the Night”, which was released on the band’s previous album, Nightingales and Bombers but with the name shown on the album as “Spirits in the Night”.   


(June 2014)


Last edited: March 22, 2021