The Best of Michael Franks: A Backwards Glance

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance is a good 15-track collection that is equally divided between soft rock like "Popsicle Toes" and smooth jazz. Any curious listener looking for a one-stop introduction to Franks would be well served with this collection. Among the highlights are "The Lady Wants to Know," "Antonio's Song," "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty," "Tiger in the Rain," "Baseball," "Your Secret's Safe with Me," "When I Give My Love to You," "The Art of Love," "Soul Mate," and "Hourglass."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance is a good 15-track collection that is equally divided between soft rock like "Popsicle Toes" and smooth jazz. Any curious listener looking for a one-stop introduction to Franks would be well served with this collection. Among the highlights are "The Lady Wants to Know," "Antonio's Song," "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty," "Tiger in the Rain," "Baseball," "Your Secret's Safe with Me," "When I Give My Love to You," "The Art of Love," "Soul Mate," and "Hourglass."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227985271
  • Catalog Number: 46855
  • Sales rank: 832

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franks Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar
John Tropea Guitar, Musician
Brenda Russell Vocals, Background Vocals, Musician
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone, Musician
Larry Carlton Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ron Carter Bass, Musician
Michael Colina Musician, Ob Xa
Peter Erskine Bass, Drums, Musician
Victor Feldman Percussion, Musician
Gil Goldstein Piano, Musician
Don Grolnick Keyboards, Musician
Marc Johnson Bass
Rob Mounsey Flute, Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes, Musician
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar, Musician
Joe Sample Piano, fender rhodes, Musician
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone, Musician
Jeff Lorber Keyboards, Musician
Seldon Powell Soprano Saxophone, Musician
Deodato Conductor
Ralph MacDonald Percussion, Conga, Musician
Don Alias Percussion, Musician
Sue Evans Percussion
Ben Riley Drums, Musician
Ray Armando Percussion, Musician
Ray Bardani Tambourine
Kenny Barron Piano, Musician
Bashiri Johnson Percussion, Musician
Rubens Bassini Percussion, Musician
Randy Brecker Flugelhorn, Musician
Larry Bunker Vibes, Musician
Francisco Centeno Bass, Musician
Kacey Cisyk Background Vocals
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Luis Conte Percussion, Musician
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion, Musician
Renee Diggs Vocals, Background Vocals, Musician
Wilton Felder Bass, Percussion, Drums, Musician
Steve Gadd Drums, Musician
John Guerin Percussion, Drums, Musician
Jerry Hey Conductor
Yolanda Howard Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar, Musician
Neil Jason Bass, Musician
Will Lee Bass, Musician
Mike Mainieri Vibes, Musician
Rick Marotta Drums, Musician
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums, Musician
Hugh McCracken Guitar, Musician
Leslie Miller Background Vocals
Jeff Mironov Guitar, Musician
Chris Parker Drums, Musician
Leon Pendarvis Keyboards, Musician
Petsye Powell Background Vocals
Marc Russo Saxophone, Musician
Sylvia Shemwell Background Vocals
David Spinozza Guitar
Eric Benét Background Vocals
Sean Franks Cymbals
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums, Musician
Marc Courtney Johnson Bass, Musician
Technical Credits
Michael Colina Producer, String Arrangements
Michael Franks Producer
Gil Goldstein Arranger, Producer
John Lewis Composer
Rob Mounsey Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Deodato Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Richard Alderson Engineer
Ray Bardani Producer, Engineer
Glenn Berger Engineer
Bruce Botnick Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Claus Ogerman Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
James Farber Engineer
André Fischer Producer
Arthur Friedman Engineer
Kevin Halpin Engineer
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Jeffrey Kawalek Engineer
Matthew "Boomer" La Monica Engineer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Tom Mark Engineer
Matt Pierson Producer
Ed Rak Engineer
Marti Robertson Engineer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Ben Wisch Engineer
Jon Wolfson Engineer
Artie Freidman Engineer
Megan Denver Art Direction
John Simon Arranger, Producer
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