This wonderful 2-CD set contains almost all the recordings made by Manfred Mann after Paul Jones was replaced by Mike D'Abo 1966-1969. Features all of the UK Fontana/US Mercury singles (from "Just Like A Woman" through "Ragamuffin Man") and much of their UK EP and UK & US album cuts ("As Is", "Mighty Garvey", and others). It's missing all the wonderful "Up The Junction" soundtrack (get the UK RPM import CD) and some of the sillier parts of the "Mighty Garvey" UK LP...so silly that US Mercury left off those tunes for their "Mighty Quinn" LP). There's a bunch of previously unissued tracks (all in stereo), but, amazingly, "Mighty Quinn" is STILL rechanneled, and most of the remaining singles are mono.
Excellent notes by Mike D'Abo, but, amazingly, the most frustrating things about this set is there's no detailed rundown of the tracks and where they came from.
Guess UK/German Fontana/Mercury, the makers of this reissue, assumed that each and every buyer already knew everything about this Manfred Mann period.....boy, did they get THAT wrong!