On August 27, 1976.


On August 27, 1976, “Bronze” label released “The Roaring Silence”, album by The Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. It was recorded in 1976, at “Workhouse Studios” in London, and was produced by Manfred Mann and Earth Band. The album featured material by other composers and marked the arrival of vocalist/guitarist Chris Hamlet Thompson.


  • Manfred Mann– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Colin Pattenden– bass
  • Dave Flett– lead guitar
  • Chris Hamlet Thompson– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Chris Slade– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Doreen Chanter– backing vocals
  • Irene Chanter– backing vocals
  • Susanne Lynch – backing vocals
  • Mick Rogers– backing vocals
  • Barbara Thompson– saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Blinded by the Light – Bruce Springsteen
  2. Singing the Dolphin Through – Mike Heron
  3. Waiter, There’s a Yawn in My Ear – Manfred Mann
  4. The Road to Babylon – Manfred Mann, Thomas, Colin Pattenden
  5. This Side of Paradise – Manfred Mann, Thomas, Colin Pattenden
  6. Starbird – Manfred Mann, Chris Slade
  7. Questions – Manfred Mann, Chris Slade



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