This file must accompany this package to preserve the complete incommensurable informations !

- April 10, 1979 -
Philipshalle, Duesseldorf, Germany
** audience 1st gen, MWM 0164 **

Preliminary remark 1:

Sadly, in all my past uploads, i used TOO many words,
too long texts, infos etc.pp. with complicated syntax.

Today is "SMS"-generation, with word completion programs using,
all done just one-thumbed. None of the "Youngsters" nowadays
needs more than 500 letters, maximum, in ONE simple context...

contains all you need and what the DIME rules reqire, without
all redundant parts - respecting the above "max. 500 letter rule".

Preliminary remark 2:

As far as i know NONE of this recording was ever used commercially.

This upload here comes directly from
the "Men With Microphones" archives.

A damn lot of all kinds fellow DIMErs sandbagged me into writing some short intro text
attending this incommensurable torrent here (and disregarding the "max. 500 letter rule").

And knowing that my English is very limited (Pidgin-type...) and my syntax
is too complicated, they all asked me to use sort & simple sentences...

Got this one end of 1979 or early 1980.
Cannot remember. I'm old, my bones hurt...

From some kind of "friend", doing lotta illicit things, back then.

No, it was NO real "friend", more like a "friend" knew another one, which
was truly knowing a very reliable person, and this fellow's brother of the
brother's or sister's spouse had once heard about this other guy in the vinyl
bootleg scene - AHHH, and yes, there could be a very spectacular Manfred Mann's
Earth Band tape of a 1979 show...having patience was absolutely necessary in
this kind of business, back then...and let's say: a fearless character...

(well, think this was TOO complicated, too long, weird syntax...)

Got this one end of 1979 or early 1980.
Cannot remember. I'm old, my bones hurt...

(this is a recapitulation to arouse your interest - attended once a course in authorship)

At one of those real big record fairs, back then. Met a few guys, some real friends,
and some "friends"...think you got it...bought something, talked a lot and got finally
this TDK SA-C90 with an interesting cover - scan is included in the torrent.

An audience recording from Düsseldorf Philipshalle 1979, completely reworked and mastered
in a professional recording studio - planned for some double vinyl record set in a very
limited'll hear the fade ins/fade outs in the audience clapping quite clearly ;-)

Have never seen or heard of a true vinyl recording of this show later on,
maybe some of the real hardcore collectors can shed some light on this...

SO I CALL THIS a 1st generation tape from a pre-VINYL STUDIO MASTERED audience recording.




If you're interested to read more, please check the internet...or MY old torrents...

Again, here is NO overlong info waffle & verbose text...JUST MUSIC.


Manfred Mann's Earth Band (the artists)

Philipshalle (the venue)
Duesseldorf (the city)
Germany (the country)

April 10, 1979 (the date)

Duesseldorf, in German: Düsseldorf, is the capital city of the German state
of North Rhine-Westphalia and center of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.
Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and
also renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Even though only among the ten
most populous cities in Germany by population within city limits, Düsseldorf
ranks as one of the country's five global cities.

As a city by the River Rhine, Düsseldorf is a stronghold for Rhenish carnival
celebrations. Every year in July more than 4.5 million people visit the city's
"Größte Kirmes am Rhein" funfair.


recorded by unknown, audience to tape

the recording/transfer:

My Compact Cassette (1st gen. - TDK SA 90, 1-7/8ips Super Avilyn, High Bias (CrO2) Type II, 135 meter tape) >
> Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1 (manual playback head azimuth aligned ! No NoiseReduction) > Analog Cable (coax) >
> Behringer SRC-2496 Ultramatch Pro
(Ultra-high-resolution 24-Bit/96 kHz A/D & D/A and Sample Rate Converter & Dropouts-/Jitter Remover) >
> 16 bit, SP 48 kHz converted to 16 bit, SP 44,1 kHz > > Oehlbach Hyper Profi Opto Set (optical fibre, TOS-Link) >
> Terratec Aureon 7.1 PCI - Dolby Digital Live Soundcard with C-Media CMI8768 Soundprocessor Chip, digital S/P-DIF in >
> Motherboard with AMD Multicore Processor, Serial ATA Interface > CD Wave (recording) >
> Harddisc Western Digital with Thermaltake HD Cooler (EVER had a HardDisc burnout ??) >
> NOTHING, just the RAW FILES normalized > CD Wave (tracking) > Traders Little Helper (SB aligned/level 6) > FLAC > DIME

As i am NO specialist in Manfred Mann's music, too lazy and frustrated at the moment,
therefore now sadly complete brainless - left the school after just 4 years Volksschule,
and now, with about 30+ years of heavy headbanging (later banging my BALLS TO THE WALL...),
I need (NO, NOT REALLY...i'm a liar...hahaha!) some experts help for the setlist etc.pp.!
The less information we share, the slower those uploads will end in all those mercenary BLOGS...

Therefore the track cuts are just guesses...hahaha !

the surely incomplete concert, as i got it on tape:


01. The Good Earth 8:34.33
...a song from the new album...
02. Angels At My Gate 4:40.49
03. Davy's On The Road Again 6:08.235
applause fades out

applause fades in...another song from 'Watch'...
04. Chicago Institute 6:13.66 mic bump @ 4:45
05. -> Spirits In The Night 7:02.06
...another one from 'Angel Station'...
06. Don't Kill It Carol 7:59.05
applause fades out


applause fades in
07. Father Of Day, Father Of Night 2:40.64
08. -> Manfred Mann's piano intro -> Martha's Madman 8:32.66
...a song from the new album...
09. You Angel You including John Lingwood's drum solo 8:00.40
applause fades out

applause fades in
10. Flying Home # % -> Blinded By The Light 10:17.44
...thank you...crowd noise...

11. Pretty Flamingo $ -> Mighty Quinn -> band intro 11:22.22
applause fades out

Bonus track:
12. tape noise sample 0:08.03

total time: 81:40.46 mins

SADLY MISSED (a guess, checking other 1979 shows...):

2nd encore:
Eastbound Train (Hobo Bill)
-> Step by Step
-> Davy's on the Road Again (reprise)
-> Outro


& - Steve Waller on lead vocals - CHECK YOURSELF !
# - unreleased in 1979, and if i've checked correct, until today...
% - "Flying Home" instrumental by
$ - "Pretty Flamingo" instrumental by

musicians, instruments, Earth Band member since:

Manfred Sepse Lubowitz AKA Manfred Mann - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (1971 - to date)
Christopher "Chris" Hamlet Thompson - lead vocals, guitar (1975 - 1997)
Steven "Steve" Charles Waller - lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals (1979 - 1983)
Pat King - bass guitar, backing vocals (1977 - 1982)
John Lingwood - drums, percussion (1979 - 1986)

PLEASE support the artists, visit their concerts - and buy ALL their available stuff...
Check out their websites on the net - THERE'S PLENTY TO FIND !

More Manfred Mann's Earth Band recordings out of my collection:

Torrent #206555

And please check also all my recent other uploads...BUT BEWARE: LOTS OF TEXT TO READ !

Big thanks to my wife, Mrs. Leo - she was not harmed in the
making of this recording or during the mastering and transfer.


AS TED WROTE: I'm not the performer here, i do not own this music, so nobody needs my permission to take this to
other trackers, to repost it on DIME after this torrent expires, nor to do anything else with it, unless it's something
illegal or something that the artist forbids, in which case people are not allowed to do it even with my permission...

Traded & carefully stored over 30+ years, bla bla bla & finally uploaded by lonetaper on Dime, April 16, 2010. This is "MWM 0164"

This file must accompany this package to preserve the complete incommensurable informations !