Thursday, April 28, 2016

Musical Interlude: Runner (1984)

Manfred Mann's Earth Band scored their last major American hit with "Runner", which was released in 1984, and included on the American issues of their 1983 album, "Somewhere in Afrika". As you'll see, the video is themed to the Olympics.

Fittingly, as I write, the Olympic torch is en route to the site of this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

A follow-up single, "Rebel", was also included on the American version of "Somewhere", but not other versions, and would be the last video the band would produce. Vocalist Chris Thompson  had returned to the band after releasing a solo hit, "If You Remember Me", 4 years earlier.

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