Instrumental Asylum
Get Instrumental Asylum essential facts below, , or join the Instrumental Asylum discussion. Add Instrumental Asylum to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Instrumental Asylum
Instrumental Asylum
MM's Instrumental Asylum.jpg
EP by
Released3 June 1966[1]
Recorded12 & 24 January 1966
GenreBritish R&B, jazz-rock
LabelHis Master's Voice-EMI
ProducerJohn Burgess

Instrumental Asylum is an EP by Manfred Mann, released in 1966. The EP is a 7-inch vinyl record and released in mono with the catalogue number His Master's Voice-EMI 7EG 8949.


The band recorded this as they were in the process of re-organizing. All the songs chosen were covers of current relatively well known pop and rock songs, The Yardbirds' "Still I'm Sad" being the most obscure. Mike Vickers had left and been replaced on guitar by bassist Tom McGuinness, who in turn was replaced on bass by Jack Bruce. Horn players Henry Lowther and Lyn Dobson took over the lead spot from singer Paul Jones, who was soon to quit the band. There is little evidence of Jones on the record. As with most of their other records, both albums and EPs of this era, the liner notes were written by Manfred Mann member Tom McGuinness.

Track listing

Side 1

  1. "Still I'm Sad" (Paul Samwell-Smith)
  2. "My Generation" (Pete Townshend)

Side 2

  1. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
  2. "I Got You Babe" (Sonny Bono)


Chart performance

This EP was the band's least successful effort since their initial EP release, Cock-a-Hoop in 1964. It reached # 3 in the British EP charts.[2]



See also

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes