/*====== google reCaptcha ======*/
Suche - Katalog
Suche - Kategorien
Suche - Kontakte
Suche - Inhalt
Suche - Newsfeeds
Suche - Schlagwörter

The Fontana Tapes III

Category: Beat
Producer: Manfred Mann Alben anzeigen
Erstellt von: BeefEater
Erstellt am: 13. Mai 2017
Hits: 1410

Unreleased Studio Outtakes 1965 - The Fontana Tapes Vol. III

All material on Manfred Mann - The Fontana Tapes are unreleased mixes or songs, because even for the hits and album tracks in that collection you are hearing different mixes that show the various overdubbing stages and have the raw, unfaded endings. Excellent stereo soundboard recordings.

At an early stage of tape research towards what later became the two-CD set “The Ascent of Mann”, an American compiler who worked for both Universal Music & EMI (who prefers that his name not be mentioned publicly) took a large batch of Manfred Mann three-track and four-track tapes to Abbey Road Studios, to listen to the tapes and make rough stereo mixes. In the end, the compiling job went to another compiler, and so none of these mixes were ever released.

The compiler who assembled the released two-CD set was given a £3,000 mixing budget, and he decided to (mostly) spend the money on remixing unreleased songs, rather than making first time stereo mixes of mono singles. But these rough mixes do present first time stereo mixes of numerous non-LP singles tracks, and they present over an hour of unreleased songs, unreleased “jazz” instrumentals and demos.

Some highlights include an alternate arrangement of “Each & Every Day”, the “lost” psychedelic version of “Up The Junction”,  a rare lead vocal from Klaus Voorman on “I Want To Be Wanted” and first time stereo mixes of “Ha Ha Said The Clown” (with a very different, discarded ending), “Funniest Gig”, “Feeling Too Good” and many, many more.

The descriptions "Stage 1", "Stage 2", etc. refer to four-track to four-track or three-track to three-track reductions that were necessary to accommodate all of the overdubs.

Personnel on “The Fontana Tapes” is Mike D’Abo (vocals, keyboards), Manfred Mann (keyboards,vocals), Mike Hugg (drums, vibes, vocals), Tom McGuiness (guitar, vocals) and Klaus Voorman (bass,flute, recorder,vocals), excepting “Let it Be Me” and “I Wanna to Be Rich” which have Jack Bruce (bass, vocals).

Also see Greg Russo’s excellent book “Mannerisms: The Five Phases of Manfred Mann” which has the session date info for all of these recordings. - Philip Cohen

NOTE: At the end of Disc 4, there is an attempt at remixing Jimmy Page’s 1965 solo single for stereo. However, it was discovered that Page’s only-ever lead vocal on “She Just Satisfies” was performed directly into the 1965 mono mix, so the multitracks are strictly instrumental.

Professor Red says: I am overwhelmed by the sweep of these sessions. Perhaps it should be noted that the version of Manfred Mann’s Seasons In The Sun, as far as I know, has never appeared on any Mann official or unofficial release.

Official Releases:

Setlist 01 - Happy Families (3:12)
02 - Morning After The Party (alt take) (3:35)
03 - Eastern Street (2:44)
04 - Mohair Sam (3:30)
05 - Loverbird (3:13)
06 - Miss J.D. (3:11)
07 - Each And Every Day (alt take) (2:42)
08 - Brown And Porters (alt backing track) (2:48)
09 - Harry The One-Man Band (remake) (4:31)
10 - Seasons In The Sun (stage 1) (4:39)
11 - Seasons In The Sun (stage 2) (4:33)
12 - Brown And Porters (2:44)
13 - I Love You (stage 1) (3:24)
14 - I Love You (stage 2) (2:57)
15 - I Want To Be Wanted (2:36)
16 - Last Train To Clarksville (3:10)
17 - Sunshine Superman (4:30)
18 - Keep On Running (3:29)
19 - El Footle (4:02)
20 - Sweet Pea (stage 2) (2:50)
21 - Hanky Panky (2:30)
Band LineUp Mike D’Abo (vocals, keyboards), Manfred Mann (keyboards,vocals), Mike Hugg (drums, vibes, vocals), Tom McGuiness (guitar, vocals) and Klaus Voorman (bass,flute, recorder,vocals)
Recording Typ Studio/Outtake
Source Reel
Qualität Excellent
Format MP3
Bitrate 320 kbps
Playtime (min:sek) 70:52
Anzahl CD 1
Dateigrösse (MB) 162.68
Cover Front, Back
Archiv Passwort ohne / none


The Fontana Tapes III 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 0 user reviews.

Share This

Follow Us


Please consider supporting our efforts.


Neueste Alben

Kategorie: Folk
Interpret: Randy Newman

Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, Los Angeles, United States

Kategorie: Rock
Interpret: Sting

L'Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, Paris, France

Kategorie: Rock
Interpret: Bob Dylan

Lake Compounce Festival Park, Bristol, United States

Kategorie: Rock
Interpret: Marianne Faithfull

Cully Jazz Festival, Lavaux, Switzerland

Kategorie: Folk
Interpret: Randy Newman

The Boarding House, San Francisco, United States

Kategorie: Rock
Interpret: Marianne Faithfull

Arena del Mare, Porto Antico, Genova, Italy

Kategorie: Rock
Interpret: Annie Lennox

Central Park, New York City, United States

Kategorie: Rock
Interpret: Elton John
Kategorie: Soul
Interpret: James Brown

Lone Star Cafe, New York City, United States

Kategorie: Rock
Interpret: Manfred Mann

Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Go to top