Man-Tora!: Live in Tokyo

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
FM Tokyo recorded these live performances, Westwood One broadcast them in the States, and Bop Doo-Wopp included five of the tracks, but the rest weren't made available to the public until 1996. Backed by their touring sextet of the time, Man-Tora!: Live in Tokyo is certainly a more spontaneous Manhattan Transfer CD than that of their carefully produced recordings, genuinely overflowing with the joy of singing with each other. Listen to their ebullient interplay on "Jeannine," with Cheryl Bentyne's chirping voice way up top for a charge that the group only delivers live. The raison d'etre of the concert was to promote their then-new Bodies and Souls album -- not their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
FM Tokyo recorded these live performances, Westwood One broadcast them in the States, and Bop Doo-Wopp included five of the tracks, but the rest weren't made available to the public until 1996. Backed by their touring sextet of the time, Man-Tora!: Live in Tokyo is certainly a more spontaneous Manhattan Transfer CD than that of their carefully produced recordings, genuinely overflowing with the joy of singing with each other. Listen to their ebullient interplay on "Jeannine," with Cheryl Bentyne's chirping voice way up top for a charge that the group only delivers live. The raison d'etre of the concert was to promote their then-new Bodies and Souls album -- not their best -- and there are inevitable small defects in the ensemble singing "Trickle Trickle" being particularly more than a little ragged and off-mic. But there is also an ebullient treatment of "How High the Moon," in which guitarist Wayne Johnson pays a fleet-fingered tribute to Les Paul's version, and there's another great rendition of "Four Brothers."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431633229
  • Catalog Number: 6332
  • Sales rank: 80,817

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Birdland (6:02)
  2. 2 Route 66 (3:34)
  3. 3 Jeannine (5:44)
  4. 4 Malaise en Malaisie (4:00)
  5. 5 Trickle Trickle (2:22)
  6. 6 Boy from New York City (3:41)
  7. 7 This Independence (5:02)
  8. 8 Foreign Affair (3:55)
  9. 9 Body and Soul (4:29)
  10. 10 Blue Champagne (2:24)
  11. 11 How High the Moon (2:15)
  12. 12 Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone (6:06)
  13. 13 Four Brothers (4:02)
  14. 14 Operator (3:13)
  15. 15 Spice of Life (3:43)
  16. 16 Tuxedo Junction (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Manhattan Transfer Primary Artist
Janis Siegel Group Member
Cheryl Bentyne Group Member
Wayne Johnson Guitar, Musician
Alex Blake Bass, Musician
Yaron Gershovsky Keyboards, Musician
Tim Hauser Group Member
Tom Kellock Keyboards, Musician
Don Roberts Horn, Musician
Alex Rodriguez Drums, Musician
Art Rodriguez Drums
Technical Credits
Jay Graydon Songwriter
Dan Hersch Remastering
Michael Hutchinson Engineer
Alan Paul Contributor
Stephen K. Peeples Executive Producer
Coco Shinomiya Art Direction
Maria Villar Cover Design
Kenichi Matsuda Engineer
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