Manfred Mann – Semi-Detached Suburban (20 Great Hits Of The Sixties)

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The weekend starts here! Early 1964, early Friday evening. Across the country TV’s are turned to Ready Steady Go. 5-4-3-2-1 is the theme music. We played it. We wrote it. We were The Manfreds. Manfred Mann, keyboards and beard; Paul Jones, vocals and smiles; Mike Hugg, on and occasionally off the drums; Mike Vickers, guitar and computer and me, bass guitar and snide remarks.

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The weekend starts here! Early 1964, early Friday evening. Across the country TV’s are turned to Ready Steady Go. 5-4-3-2-1 is the theme music. We played it. We wrote it. We were The Manfreds. Manfred Mann, keyboards and beard; Paul Jones, vocals and smiles; Mike Hugg, on and occasionally off the drums; Mike Vickers, guitar and computer and me, bass guitar and snide remarks.

As they say, the hits kept coming and they are all on the album. So we saw the world (or at least it’s hotel rooms), the high spots and the armpits. Poll Winners Concerts. Roller Rinks in West Virginia. Hong Kong Cricket Ground in a monsoon. Sydney beach, where they kicked sand in our faces. Unprocurable places in Czechoslovakia. Unspeakable places in France, Germany, Finland, U.S.A., New Zealand, Sweden, The Isle of Man. And every hotel room looked the same.

Throw face people together and they either get on or they don’t. We did both. Bosom friends and sworn enemies. And though it was mostly fun, the splits had to come. Mike Vickers left in 1965, bought himself a wall-to-wall synthesiser and concentrated on composing. I switched to guitar and Jack Bruce came in on bass. (He’s on Pretty Flamingo, singing harmony too.) But he quickly drifted out to Cream.

In 1966, and the one in the middle, Paul Jones quit to go solo. We searched the highways and byways of the nation and eventually found Michael D’Abo in a BBC bar. He looked about the right size for Paul’s old stage outfits and fortunately could also sing, play keyboards and tell tall tales about his old Harrovian school days. At the same time, Klaus Voormann joined on bass and tectonic tonsils and with his and Michael’s help, the hits kept on.

But then, dear reader, we got bored. Simple as that. So in 1969 we called it a day and went our separate musical ways. On the album you can hear what we left behind.

Tom McGuinness
Old Manfredians Association

Tracklist

A1 Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Written-By – Greenwich*, Barry*

A2 54321
Written-By – Hugg-Mann*, Jones*

A3 Sha La La
Written-By – Moseley*, Taylor*

A4 Hubble Bubble (Toil And Trouble)
Written-By – Mann*, Hugg*, Vickers*, Jones*, McGuinness*

A5 Hi Lilli Hi Lo
Written-By – Kaper*, Deutch*

A6 The One In The Middle
Written-By – Jones*

A7 Got My Mojo Working
Written-By – Foster*

A8 With God On Our Side
Written-By – Dylan*

A9 Come Tomorrow
Written-By – Elgin*, Phillips*, Augustus*

A10 If You Gotta Go, Go Now
Written-By – Dylan*

B1 Pretty Flamingo
Written-By – Barkan*

B2 Semi-Detached Suburban Mr. James
Written-By – Stephens*, Carter*

B3 There’s No Living Without Your Loving
Written-By – Harris*, Kaufman*

B4 Just Like A Woman
Written-By – Dylan*

B5 Oh No Not My Baby
Written-By – Goffin-King*

B6 Ha Ha Said The Clown
Written-By – Hazzard*

B7 My Name Is Jack
Written-By – Simon*

B8 Fox On The Run
Written-By – Hazzard*

B9 Ragamuffin Man
Written-By – Murray-Callander

B10 Mighty Quinn
Written-By – Dylan*

Credits

Compiled By – Ray Williams, Tom McGuinness
Design – Thompson, Hanks & Burke Limited
Liner Notes – Tom McGuinness
Photography By [Courtesy Of] – Melody Maker

Notes
Die cut printed inner sleeve.

Sleeve reads:
20 Great Hits Of The Sixties.
For Sale.
Manfred Mann.
Semi-Detached Suburban.
Details available on request.

Spine reads:
Manfred Mann – Semi-Detached Suburban (20 Great Hits Of The Sixties).

Record Label reads:
Semi-Detached Suburban – 20 Great Hits Of The 60’s.

Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Carlin Music Corp ℗ 1964.
54321 – Keith Prowse Music Publ. Co. Ltd. ℗ 1964, Mono recording electronically processed to give stereo effect.
Sha La La – Ludix Music Ltd. (Carlin)℗ 1964. Mono recording electronically processed to give stereo effect.
Hubble Bubble (Toil And Trouble) – Cooper Music Ltd. ℗ 1964. Mono recording electronically processed to give stereo effect.
Hi Lilli Hi Lo – Big 3 Music Ltd. ℗ 1965.
The One In The Middle – Cooper Music Ltd. ℗ 1965.
Got My Mojo Working – Jewel Music Ltd. ℗ 1965.
With God On Our Side – Warner Bros. Music. ℗ 1965.
Come Tomorrow – Carlin Music Corp. ℗ 1966.
If You Gotta Go, Go Now – Warner Bros. Music.℗ 1965. Mono recording electronically processed to give stereo effect.
Pretty Flamingo – S. Bernstein & Co.Ltd./Heath Levy Music. ℗ 1966.
Semi Detached Suburban Mr. James – Carter – Lewis Music. ℗ 1966. (Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.).
There’s No Living Without Your Loving – S.Bron Music Co.Ltd. ℗ 1965.
Just Like A Woman – B. Feldman & Co. Ltd. ℗ 1966. (Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.).
Oh No Not My Baby – Screen Gems – EMI Ltd. ℗ 1965.
Ha Ha Said The Clown – S. Bron Music Co. Ltd. ℗ 1968. Mono recording electronically processed to give stereo effect. (Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.).
My Name Is Jack – B. Feldman & Co.Ltd. ℗ 1968. (Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.).
Fox On The Run – Mann Music Publishers Ltd. ℗ 1969. Mono recording electronically processed to give stereo effect. (Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.).
Ragamuffin Man – Intune Ltd. ℗ 1969. Mono recording electronically processed to give stereo effect. (Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.).
Mighty Quinn – B. Feldman & Co.Ltd. ℗ 1968. Mono recording electronically processed to give stereo effect. (Courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Label side A): EMTV 19A
Matrix / Runout (Label side B): EMTV 19B
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): EMTV 19 A-3
Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): EMTV 19 B-1
Other (Print code on rear sleeve): 7909 RS.
Other (Catalogue number on inner sleeve): EMTV 19 (1)

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 3 cm
Media Condition

Very Good (VG)

Released

1979

Sleeve Condition

Very Good (VG)