Criminal Tango – Manfred Mann Earth Band – 1986


Album Criminal Tango by Manfred Mann Earth Band
Album Criminal Tango by Manfred Mann Earth Band

“Criminal Tango” is the 11th studio album by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, released in 1986. The album features a blend of rock, pop, and progressive elements, which were characteristic of the band’s sound.

Here are the tracks included on “Criminal Tango”:

1. “Going Underground”
2. “Who Are the Mystery Kids?”
3. “Banquet”
4. “Killer on the Loose”
5. “Do Anything You Wanna Do”
6. “Rescue”
7. “Eclectic Avenue”
8. “African Nights”
9. “You Got Me Right Through the Heart”
10. “Get Your Rocks Off”
11. “Bells of Berlin”

“Criminal Tango” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the band’s musicality and others feeling that it didn’t reach the heights of their earlier work. Nevertheless, the album showcased Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s ability to experiment with different styles and maintain their unique sound. The album’s highlights include tracks like “Going Underground” and the cover of Eddie & the Hot Rods’ “Do Anything You Wanna Do.” While it may not be as well-known as some of their previous albums, “Criminal Tango” remains a notable addition to the band’s discography.

Criminal Tango is a fascinating album, and it is one of Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s best. It is a must-have for any fan of experimental rock music.


  • Manfred Mann – keyboards
  • John Lingwood – drums, percussion
  • Mick Rogers – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Thompson – lead vocals
  • Steve Kinch – bass
  • Durban Betancourt-Laverde – bass
  • John Giblin – bass

Source: Wikipedia

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