In many ways, "Pretty Flamingo" was the crowing pop moment for the early, Paul Jones-led Manfred Mann. A great slice of '60s folk-pop, the song is built on a simple, classic G/C chord pattern and a simple melody. Aside from the delicious melody, the song is a showcase for Jones' personality-driven singing. On top of this, Klaus Voorman' exquisite flute pattern provides an unusual but wonderful break. The rhythm section is one of the tightest in their records, possibly due to new (temporary) bassist Jack Bruce. Flirting with the bubblegum style that was already dominating the airwaves, this simple love song provided the band with a much-needed Top 40 hit in the U.S., while it went Top Ten in England.