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New Albums from Manfred Mann, Judy Collins, Butterfield Blues Band et al

Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 9 March 1968

MANFRED MANN: Up The Junction (Fontana TL 5460).
HOW FORTUNATE it is for the Manfreds that this LP of film music — never strictly commercial at the best of times — should coincide with what must have been an unexpected number one single hit. Thus, this will garner more attention, which is good. Because they have obviously put a great deal of thought and care into this atmosphere-laden score which contain a multitude of musical facets which range from pop, through jazz to some very ambitious kinds of modern film music. I particularly liked the title, which somehow puts across a lot of pop life superficiality with the underlying emotions which the film is charged with.

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