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Time Together

June 14, 2011

$8.99
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Now That The Summer's Here
5:27
2
One Day In St. Tropez
5:19
3
Summer In New York
5:57
4
Mice
5:26
5
Charlie Chan In Egypt
5:29
6
I'd Rather Be Happy Than Right
4:41
7
Time Together
3:37
8
Samba Blue
4:45
9
My Heart Said Wow
2:47
10
If I Could Make September Stay
5:23
11
Feathers From An Angel's Wings
8:01

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 14, 2011
  • Label: Shanachie
  • Copyright: (C) 2020 Shanachie
  • Total Length: 56:52
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  • ASIN: B0052GWIAW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,900 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just in time for summer! June 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD
In my opinion, this is the best Michael Franks album since 1983's "Passionfruit." I am a twenty-something music enthusiast and over the years I've collected all of Michael's !SEVENTEEN! proper releases, most on vinyl, which is undoubtedly the best way to experience his music. By this point in his career, Michael should really be considered a legend in the jazz pop world. Alas, he is highly underrated. This is a shame because he is the "real deal." He continues to effortlessly blend jazz, pop, and world music with stunningly brilliant lyrics to great effect.

Michael is at his best when his complex melodic ideas are designed to slowly seep into your sub-conscious in such a way that one line like, "The lady wants to know..." triggers immediate auditory recall of that song's lyrics and melody. For me, the albums that do this best are Art of Tea, Sleeping Gypsy, Burchfield Nines, Tiger in the Rain, One Bad Habit, and Passionfruit. I intentionally organized those albums chronologically and omitted 1982's "Objects of Desire" which never quite clicked with me.

Let me be clear -- Michael Franks has never released a "bad" album. I just happen to prefer certain production and songwriting techniques that are present on his timeless '70s and early '80s albums.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "You'll Enjoy Musical Time With Michael Franks". June 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Jazz vocalist Michael Franks has a new CD (11 tracks) release titled 'Time Together' : it's a well crafted album (great vocals, melody, piano, saxophone & well produced material/music. Stand-out track is "Now That The Summer Is Over" : wonderful guitar, vocals & melody. This is my favourite track from this CD. The remaining 10 tracks are all great jazz tracks with no weak tracks to talk of : they are "One Day In St. Tropez" (great piano, vocals & melody), "Summer In New York" (wonderful saxophone on 'strange sounds'), "Mice", "Charlie Chan In Egypt" (a slow track with great piano, saxophone & vocals), "I'd Rather Be Happy Than Right" (great guitar & vocals), "Time Together" (a slow title track with great guitar pick-ups, piano & vocals), "Samba Blue", "My Heart Said Wow", "If I Could Make September Stay" & "Feather From An Angel" (a slow closing track with great piano/bass combination). On overall, the talented jazz vocalist Michael Franks is back with a well crafted CD release 'Time Together', a highly recommended CD listening.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summer couldn't be better now that this CD is here June 14, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Finally the wait is over, and our day is filled with this lyrical bliss by Michael Franks. Just surrender to the Tao of Franks' juicy, tangy and spicy melodies, rhymes and rhythms and allow yourself to be gifted with the ken of his unique, mysterious ministrations to passion and pain in poem song all dished up in a sensuous, summery selection to savor under the wisteria blossoms with a glass of good wine, your favorite cat in your lap, a well-tuned bio-receiver in your head, and your glad and broken heart. Michael Franks doesn't sell us music. He bewitches us as he somehow tunes us in to the very songs our own hearts and minds, if only they could, would sing all the day long "through this quicksand of time." He and his collaborators in song are, once again here with "Time Together", nothing short of impeccable. Now I have the perfect gift to buy for everyone I know. Thanks again Michael, et al. We once more face all the summer days at the lake, caught spellbound by your lovely magic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SmoothJazz.com Review June 15, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Twenty-one albums and thirty-eight years of being one of the most brilliant wordsmiths in the world of music, and now he's managed to outdo himself on his 22nd release... TIME TOGETHER. Michael Franks, the man who captured our attention and delighted us with "Popsicle Toes" in 1976, still knows how to touch us emotionally, from his whimsical and playful first single, "Now That the Summer's Here" to the sweet and deeply touching title song... a memorial to his beloved pet Dachshund, Flora. The intelligent wit, wisdom, and biting commentary are all here in this new album, together with the romance and imagery we've come to expect and to cherish from Mr. Franks... tempered with perhaps a heightened wistfulness that's borne out of the passage of time, and best expressed in "If I Could Make September Stay." Bravo, Michael Franks! TIME TOGETHER embraces beautifully all that we love about your music! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Serenity of Summer and the Magic of Michael July 26, 2011
Format:Audio CD
From the moment I viewed the promotional video for the title track "Now That the Summer's Here", I knew we had another winner from Michael. I was once more drawn immediately into the warmth of his unique, tender and catchy style and incredible lyrical poetry. The excellent band gives sterling support and the beguiling bossa-nova rhythms are just magical. Can't stop playing it. We listen in our summer-house, and it's also very relaxing on car journeys. Every track is a gem, my favourites of the moment being "Samba Blue" and "One Day in St. Tropez". I was of that 1963 era. That Brasilian guitar just makes you melt! Truly this man adores Jobim, as do I. My own heart said "Wow"! "Flora" should come with 'Kleenex' - for anyone,including ourselves, who has just lost a much-loved friend from the animal world. The last track, "Feathers from an Angel's Wing" includes the kind of bass solo I love, where the instrument rises from its usual position of undergirding the tune, to render its own beautiful sound as if to say, "I don't just do bass, I can sing, too!" The perfect track to close this magical collection. I haven't felt like this since Carole King's "Tapestry". Every so often, a special musical person comes along. This is Michael Franks, and there is no other like him. I truly believe he is touched by God. Top marks, and more if they were available. If this CD doesn't win every award going, I shall want to know why. Thank you, thank you. Liz Ashton (UK)
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5.0 out of 5 stars More great music from Micheal Franks.
Once again Micheal Franks can do no wrong..I am very please with this Cd..I will say that this is a must have for all Smooth Jazz lovers and all lovers of great music in general..
Published 7 days ago by DERRICK S JOHNSON
5.0 out of 5 stars "Time Together " brings the fortunate listener into the grateful,...
Michael Franks' lyrics and music treats the lucky listener to a
sentimental journey filled with tender feelings. Read more
Published 20 days ago by barbara gurney
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure pleasure!
Michael Franks' style and sound have always been unique, and this CD is among his best--pure pleasure to the ear (and the soul). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Modblaiseguy
5.0 out of 5 stars Fell in love with this album
I recently bought blue pacific, but after listening to time together I had to purchase this one. I became a Michael franks fan listening to Sirius radio. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robj
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
Another beautiful and relaxing album by Michael Franks.
This is a great album. Amazon gives you the Auto-Rip which is great. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J.B.
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Michael Franks in years
I haven't heard in any new Michael Franks in years, or probably decades. This CD was beyond my expectations. Michael has only gotten better.
Published 5 months ago by Stan C Glowacki
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Virtuoso of Music ...
The incredible Michael Frank! I fell in love with this man's voice when I was fifteen years old! The album, was SKIN DIVE... the song, When She Is Mine... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ms. Moneec
1.0 out of 5 stars another lazy, adolescent recording
Franks always deserves credit for attempting to sew together intelligent, witty, and relevant lyrics--however, all too frequently he sacrifices logic to to rhyme. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Alan N. Sandomir
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
What a wonderful, delightful, romantic, playful, and happy album. Perfect in every way. Put away the computer, get a glass of wine, relax and enjoy.
Published 11 months ago by sk
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael delivers without fail.
How can you fault Michael's output. This man has been recording for forty years and you would have to search a LONG WAY to find any bad tracks in his cannon. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Robert G. Tomlin
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