Somewhere in Afrika

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Somewhere in Afrika
Studio album by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Released 18 February 1983
Recorded 1981-1982
Genre Rock
Hard rock
Progressive rock
Length 55:59
Label Bronze (UK original release)
Cohesion (UK 1999 reissue)
Arista (U.S.)
Producer Manfred Mann
Manfred Mann's Earth Band chronology
Chance
(1980)
Somewhere in Afrika
(1983)
Budapest Live
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.0/5 stars [1]

Somewhere in Afrika is an album released in 1983 by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Tribal Statistics" (Qunta) – 4:16
  2. "Eyes of Nostradamus" (Al Stewart) – 3:28
  3. "Third World Service" (Moore) – 5:18
  4. "Demolition Man" (Sting) – 3:45
  5. "Brothers and Sisters of Azania" (Mann) – 2:46
Side two
  1. "Africa Suite" (Mann, Irving, Lingwood) – 8:36
    a) "Brothers and Sisters of Africa" (Mann) – 3:06
    b) "To Bantustan?" (Mann) – 2:36
    c) "Koze Kobenini? (How Long Must We Wait?)" (Mann, Irving) – 1:26
    d) "Lalela" (Mann, Lingwood) – 1:31
  2. "Redemption Song (No Kwazulu)" (Bob Marley) – 7:35
  3. "Somewhere in Africa" (Trad arr Mann, Lingwood) – 1:38
Bonus Tracks (1999 re-issue)
  1. "War Dream" (Mann, Lingwood, Waller, Irving, Laing) – 3:08
  2. "Holiday's Dream" (Mann, Irving, Lingwood, Waller) – 2:40
  3. "Redemption Song" (single version) (Marley) – 4:14
  4. "Eyes of Nostradamus" (12" single version) (Stewart) – 3:44
  5. "Demolition Man" (single version/alternate mix) (Sumner) – 3:44

The North American version of Somewhere in Afrika features their final Top 40 hit in the US to date, "Runner", and one track ("Rebel") that was not included on the European release.

Side one
  1. "Demolition Man" (Sting) – 3:40
  2. "Runner" (Ian Thomas) - 4:40
  3. "Rebel" (Reg Laws) - 3:52
  4. "Eyes of Nostradamus" (Al Stewart) – 3:28
  5. "Third World Service" (Moore) – 3:24
Side two
  1. "Somewhere in Africa" (Trad arr Mann, Lingwood) – 1:38
  2. "Tribal Statistics" (Qunta) – 4:16
  3. "Lalela" (Mann, Lingwood) – 1:31
  4. "Redemption Song (No Kwazulu)" (Bob Marley) – 4:11
  5. "Africa Suite" (Mann, Irving, Lingwood) – 9:54
    a) "Brothers and Sisters of Africa" (Mann) – 3:06
    b) "To Bantustan?" (Mann) – 2:36
    c) "Koze Kobenini? (How Long Must We Wait?)" (Mann, Irving) – 1:26
    d) "Brothers and Sisters of Azania" (Mann) – 2:46

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. Somewhere in Afrika at AllMusic

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