The Best of the Manhattan Transfer Import
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The amazing harmonies, some pop tunes, a swing number, some jazzy songs with great band accompaniment are great.
My favourite songs are:
A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square
Body and Soul
Boy From New York City
Except for the exception of "Twilight Zone", a pretty awful song with cheeseball introduction that is very bad in comparison with the other wonderful tracks, this CD is very good. I am not a fan of live recordings, and Tuxedo Junction is live, but still good.
My favorite songs on this CD are: Birdland, Tuxedo Junction, Twighlight Zone, and Trickle Trickle.
(Heh, as if you wanted to know about some random person who uses the internet)
So, at the time of the release of the LP titled "The Best Of" it might have been reasonable for fans to expect to see, in a 12-track album, all 10 sides plus 3 culled from their 6 Atlantic albums to that point. After all, these were the sides that brought them some measure of fame by making it onto the various national singles charts through air- and juke-box play and record sales and that was, when you get rigt down to it, the goal of both artist and label when releasing singles in the days of the 78- and then 45-rpm discs.
But no, they opted to leave out Foreign Affair and (The Word Of) Confirmation - the latter only the flip of their best hit ever - as well as both sides of Chanson D'Amour and Popsicle Toes.Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great CD. I love it. Manhattan Transfer at their finest! Also makes a wonderful gift. Glad I was able to find since no record stores exist in the malls anymore!Published on December 13, 2013 by Stephanie A. Payne Triplett
I bought this album in 1983 a couple of years after its original release date. It is an excellent compilation of early MT tunes, with Laurel Masse as the 4th vocalist. Read morePublished on September 15, 2008 by Matthew