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Chance [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued]

Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Manfred Mann Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Active Distribution Ltd
  • ASIN: B000025A3V
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,249 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Lies (Through The 80s) 4:36£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. On The Run 3:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. For You 5:40£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Adolescent Dream 2:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Fritz The Blank 2:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Stranded 5:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hello, I Am Your Heart 5:18£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. No Guarantee 3:50£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Heart On The Street 4:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. A Fool I Am (single) 4:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Adolescent Dream (single) 2:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lies (Through The 80s) (single) 4:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. For You (single) 3:52£0.89  Buy MP3 

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manfred Mann hits the 80's 3 Mar 2003
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This is largely an original album of Manfred Mann EB originals. The main cover version is a Sprinsteen song 'For You'. Recorded in 1979/80 this is mainly a follow up to the album Chance including tracks not used in the previous release. The quality you can hear here is such that you will agree the songs needed to be released.

Lead vocals here is shared with Chris Thompson again taking the main share. Saxophone is supplied by the very talented and generally gorgous Barbara Thompson (not related to Chris). There can't be any better reason for buying now and enjoying well produced slick 1980's style AOR.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignored gem of an album 21 Feb 2008
By Comical Engineer TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Mann used a bunch of different musicians on this album but stayed pretty much with the excellent Chris Thompson on vocals and Barbara Thompson on sax. John Lingwood replaced Geoff Britten on drums too.

Lies through the 80s speaks for itself, written by Mann being a cynical looks at 80s culture. For You is another brilliant cover of a Springsteen song, first released on Springsteens 1973 Astbury Park album. Fritz the Black is an instrumental. No Guarantee was written from inspiration found on the guarantee card for a washing machine of all places. Quirky but brilliant. The other tracks are also well worth a listen.

The material on this album is up to Mann's previous efforts although the Earthband were considered passe by the mainstream establishment when this was released in 1981, with punk well into it's spiral of doom and the new romantics coming. That's probably why this album is a largely forgotten classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For the mature Manfred fan 27 Jan 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had this album as a "cassette" in the 80s and I lost it. What a fool I was on two counts:

1 - for losing it . . . and . . . . 2 - for waiting 20+yrs to replace it.

I used to only have some early M/M songs - but this album is a galaxy away from their "Doo Waa Didi" days . . . very much in the theme of "Blinded by the Light" a couple of the songs even have similar chords structures ( why re-invent the wheel ).

I cannot recommend this album too highly - there is enough a variety in the songs to give it it depth, but a consistant M/M feel about them all. The first track "All Through The 80s" is just fantastic . . .

If you are a "Blinded by the Light" fan - then you must get this one too.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For old time's sake. 23 Sep 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album, having not heard it since the 80's when I played a casette on my walk to studies. The ones I had purchased earlier were Angel Station (my personal favourite) and Watch, but I remembered Chance's stand-out track For You, the saxophone playing by Barbara Thompsos, the great vocals by Chris Thompson and others and of course the synths of Manfred Mann. Not essential, but I'm glad I found it again. Now where's Out Of Africa?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Mann 15 Aug 2004
By S. R. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The 1980 release "chance" finds Mann with a new set of musicians backing him in the studio. Chris Thompson only sings on three of the tracks, but alas, this is Mann, he pulls it off with aplomb. Nine quality tracks are offered with standouts being 'Lies (through the 80's)', 'For You' (a Springsteen tune), and 'Stranded'. Thats just my opinion for the moment because I really like "Hello, I am your heart' and 'No guarantee'. As usual Mann's keyboards are phenomenal as is the production. Manfred's ability as an arranger as well as keyboardist shines again on this release. Another in a string of high quality Earth Band efforts.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Manfred Mann Albumns 4 Sep 2000
By Todd Reeves - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Mafred Mann was known for taking a bad Bruce Springstein song , improving it musically and ... tada .. making it a hit. With this albumn he did more than that. He made a whole albumn of songs worth listening to. When it came out, I had originally bought it for.."For You" (The B. Springstein song remake/improvement. Listen to the original and wonder why they bothered). I was excited to find I liked every song on here for one reason or another. A very unique and creative work that's fun to listen to. It doesn't date itself as some music does. Sounds as fresh today as it did when it was released.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT THE BEST AUDIO VERSION AVAILABLE 14 Jun 2006
By BOB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The MMEB catalog has been remastered for this 2005 LP-mini-sleeve series, but, unfortunately, the results are not up to par with the 1999 Cohesion remasters.

When A/B'ing both versions, the Cohesion discs have more definition and clarity, most notably in the persussion.

So, the only reason for paying this high price is for the mini-sleeve itself. As most of the original MMEB LP releases were pretty simple cover designs, there isn't much justification for spending 3-4X over the Cohesion jewel-cased versions.


Have you ever lamented the loss of one of the 20th Century's great art forms, the 12" vinyl LP jacket? Then "mini-LP-sleeve" CD's may be for you.

Mini-sleeve CDs are manufactured in Japan under license. The disc is packaged inside a 135MM X 135MM cardboard precision-miniature replica of the original classic vinyl-LP album. Also, anything contained in the original LP, such as gatefolds, booklets, lyric sheets, posters, printed LP sleeves, stickers, embosses, special LP cover paper/inks/textures and/or die cuts, are precisely replicated and included. An English-language lyric sheet is always included, even if the original LP did not have printed lyrics.

Then, there's the sonic quality: Often (but not always), mini-sleeves have dedicated remastering (20-Bit, 24-Bit, DSD, K2/K2HD, and/or HDCD), and can often (but not always) be superior to the audio on the same title anywhere else in the world. There also may be bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere.

Each Japan mini-sleeve has an "obi" ("oh-bee"), a removable Japan-language promotional strip. The obi lists the Japan street date of that particular release, the catalog number, the mastering info, and often the original album's release date. Bonus tracks are only listed on the obi, maintaining the integrity of the original LP artwork. The obi's are collectable, and should not be discarded.

All mini-sleeve releases are limited edition, but re-pressings/re-issues are becoming more common (again, not always). The enthusiasm of mini-sleeve collecting must be tempered, however, with avoiding fake mini-sleeves manufactured in Russia and distributed throughout the world, primarily on eBay. They are inferior in quality, worthless in collectable value, a total waste of money, and should be avoided at all costs.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far Better than the one hit known for 10 July 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Many people think of "Blinded By The Light" When you mention Manfred Mann.....Boy are they missing the best CD recorded by these folks. From begining to end its unique style of music appeals to us tired of carbor copy music. Country has become assembly line music & the rock of the 90's just leaves you flat. The first time I heard this album was on album .....that tells you how lasting of an impression this work has left on me. I lost it in a move & searched for 15 years to find it. Fully expecting it to have been a teen age thing. I put it in & was hooked again. My wife had never heard of it & loves it . I rank it right upthere with "Bat OUt Of Hell" Both original & Timeless.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to this one and Manfred will have you hooked!! 5 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic album from Manfred Mann! If you are looking for a starting point to Manfred's music, then this is it. There is not a bad track on this album. I bought this album on vinyl back in 1983 during my senior year of high school and have been a Manfred fan ever since. I recently picked up CHANCE on CD and I still love it after all these years. So what are you waiting for??? GET HOOKED!!! (Then go back and get some of his other great albums)
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