The Best of the Manhattan Transfer

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
There's no annotation to speak of on this 12-track collection, but little is needed, as this particular group's work speaks for itself. This is a smooth and impressive cross-section of the renowned vocal group's work across the first six years of its successful "reincarnation" -- nothing of the original late-'60s quartet is here, apart from the newer group's successful reworking of "Java Jive" near the end of the disc. But basically this album moves from strength to strength, in something of a jumble in terms of original release order -- the live "Tuxedo Junction," the hit single "Boy from New York City," their stylized homage to Marius Constant's not Bernard Herrmann, as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
There's no annotation to speak of on this 12-track collection, but little is needed, as this particular group's work speaks for itself. This is a smooth and impressive cross-section of the renowned vocal group's work across the first six years of its successful "reincarnation" -- nothing of the original late-'60s quartet is here, apart from the newer group's successful reworking of "Java Jive" near the end of the disc. But basically this album moves from strength to strength, in something of a jumble in terms of original release order -- the live "Tuxedo Junction," the hit single "Boy from New York City," their stylized homage to Marius Constant's not Bernard Herrmann, as erroneously listed on the composer's credit "Twilight Zone" theme, the soaring "Body and Soul," the doo wop homage "Gloria," etc. There are no personnel or detailed recording data, but the release dates and original album information make it easy for anyone who wants more of what they hear to track down the original Atlantic albums and CDs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2013
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227966690
  • Catalog Number: 19319
  • Sales rank: 6,734

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Manhattan Transfer Primary Artist
Janis Siegel Group Member
Cheryl Bentyne Group Member
Tim Hauser Group Member
Alan Paul Group Member
Technical Credits
Jimmy Giuffre Composer
Erskine Hawkins Composer
Janis Siegel Vocal Arrangements
Julian Dash Composer
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
Jay Graydon Composer, Producer
Johnny Green Composer
Tim Hauser Producer
Jon Hendricks Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Alan Paul Composer, Lyricist
Clarence Bassett Composer
Esther Navarro Composer
Leslie Cabarga Illustrations
Robert Sour Composer
Frank Eyton Composer
Buddy Feyne Composer
Eric Maschwitz Composer
Ben Oakland Composer
Manning Sherwin Composer
Joan Whitney Composer
Adam R. Levy Composer
William Spivery Composer
Milton Drake Composer
Alex Kramer Composer
William Johnson Composer
John Taylor Composer, Lyricist
Bernard Hermann Composer
George Davis Composer, Lyricist
Mac David Composer
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