Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Chance

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This is one of the first lps I bought after moving to Copenhagen in 1992. My girlfriend at the time – Lisa – and I discovered that we had a mutual liking for Manfred Mann. I have to admit, that the only song I had heard from Mr. Mann was Adolescent Dream, which I had taped from the radio sometime during the 1980’s. I bought this lp in a second hand record store called Accord, and was quite excited to get to hear more than the one song.

If you’re familiar with Adolescent Dream – and this album as a whole – you might understand my surprise, this wasn’t the weird electronic lp I had expected. But still a fair album, just different.

I haven’t listened to this for a decade or more, but it still has charm.

Oh, and there are sleeve notes in abundance which I dig a lot, I remember this was the first lp I saw with such.

I have to give you the lyrics for Adolescent Dream, as they’re beautiful and strange and haunting:

Adolescent Dream

You’re not the great romantic

Crystal juke-box queen

You’re not my old adolescent dream

You’re not my spiritual gypsy

My fifty Chevy Machine

You’re not my old adolescent dream

Oh no my friend

You stand above all that

You’re my life

My love

My blood

My soul

You’re not the way I planned it

The way it’s meant to be

You’re not my old adolescent dream

Oh no my friend

You stand above all that

You’re my life

My love

My blood

My soul

Oh no, you’re not my old adolescent dream

http://www.discogs.com/Manfred-Manns-Earth-Band-Chance/release/1479976

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