Solar: Concerned with, determined by the Sun.
Fire: Active principle operative in combustion (The Concise Oxford Dictionary)

01. Father Of Day, Father Of Night (9:55) (Dylan)
02. In The Beginning, Darkness (5:21) (Mann/Rogers/Slade)
03. Pluto The Dog (2:47) (Mann/Rogers/Slade/Pattenden)
04. Solar Fire (5:15) (Rogers/Slade)
05. Saturn, Lord Of The Ring (Mann)
      Mercury, The Winged Messenger (Mann/Rogers) (6:31)
06. Earth, The Circle (Part 2) (3:22) (Mann)
07. Earth, The Circle (Part 1) (3:55) (Mann)

Bonus tracks:

08. Joybringer (3:24) (G.Holst/Mann/Rogers/Slade)
    (originally a single only issued on Vertigo label. This
    song charted giving Manfred his first hit since 1969)
09. Father Of Day, Father Of Night (3:03)
    (previosly unreleased edited version)

Total playing time: 43:37

Colin Pattenden: Bass Guitar
Chris Slade: Fibes Drums
Manfred Mann: Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals
Mick Rogers: Vocals, Guitar

Doreen & Irene Chanter, Grove Singers: Backing vocals
Paul Rutherford: Trombone
Peter Miles: extra percussion on 'In The Beginning'

Produced by Manfred Mann & Earth Band
Recorded at the Workhouse, Old Kent Rd, Lonhdon 1973
Engineer: John Pantry, contributions by Dave Stephens, John Edwards
Tape operator: Laurence Latham
Special thanks to John Pantry for his invaluable contribution
Design & photography by Fin Costello

1998 re-master credits:

Re-mastered by Mike Brown & Robert M. Corich assisted by Richard Roy
Add. material courtesy M.Mann, The Workhouse, Andy & Carol Taylor at Platform End, Helen Milner, Steve Fernie & Mick Rogers
Add. thanks to Ron Clint & Greg Russo
Revised artwork & liner notes prepared by Red Steel Productions for Creature Music Ltd.
CD artwork: Frank McPartland, Creation Graphics, Luton

Originally released in UK by Bronze/Island (ILPS 9265), 30/11/73

Cohesion Records
(P) © 1973 Petbrook Ltd. on exclusive licence to Creature Music Ltd.
Solar Fire


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