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Black Tie/Love Talk

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Two of the Manhattans' Columbia albums -- 1979's Love Talk and 1981's Black Tie -- are combined on this set from the U.K.'s Expansion label. Unlike most two-for-one releases, this doesn't consist of albums originally released consecutively; throughout the years, 1980's After Midnight, a gold seller, has been granted separate reissues. These two albums peaked, respectively, at number 20 and number 21 on Billboard's R&B chart. "Just One Moment Away," from the later release, cracked the R&B Top 20 and is the most popular song here. Otherwise, there is a handful of standout cuts among a fair portion of merely decent and substandard material. The set will be of interest...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Two of the Manhattans' Columbia albums -- 1979's Love Talk and 1981's Black Tie -- are combined on this set from the U.K.'s Expansion label. Unlike most two-for-one releases, this doesn't consist of albums originally released consecutively; throughout the years, 1980's After Midnight, a gold seller, has been granted separate reissues. These two albums peaked, respectively, at number 20 and number 21 on Billboard's R&B chart. "Just One Moment Away," from the later release, cracked the R&B Top 20 and is the most popular song here. Otherwise, there is a handful of standout cuts among a fair portion of merely decent and substandard material. The set will be of interest to serious Manhattans fans only.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2010
  • Label: Expansion Uk
  • EAN: 5019421600824
  • Catalog Number: 2160082
  • Sales rank: 51,096

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Manhattans Primary Artist
Carla Benson Background Vocals
Yvette Benton Background Vocals
Barbara Ingram Background Vocals
James Mack Conductor
Technical Credits
The Manhattans Arranger, Producer
Gerald Alston Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
T.G. Conway Composer
Jack Faith Arranger, Producer
Gary Gilbert Composer
Leo Graham Producer
Dennis Harris Arranger
Gus Kahn Composer
Jon Lind Composer
James Mack Arranger, Composer
Michael Price Composer
Jerry Ragovoy Composer
Dan Walsh Composer
Barbara Wyrick Composer
Bert de Coteaux Arranger, Producer
Bill King Original Cover Photography
Stu Walder Engineer
Jim Houghton Back Cover Photo
Egbert VanAlstyne Composer
Betsy Durkin Matthews Composer
Roger Williams Artwork, Layout
Barbara Morr Composer
Leo Graham Jr. Composer
Nan O'Byrne Composer
Paul E. Richmond Composer
Edward Bivins Composer
Allan Wayne Felder Composer
Earl Kenneth King Jr. Composer
Douglas Thomas James Composer
Douglas Paul Frank Composer
David Stimson Original Illustration
Mickey Eichner Executive Producer
Winifred Lorenzo Lovett Composer
Mike Foreman Arranger
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