The Book of Love

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On The Book of Love, Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer tells the story of a love affair through music. The relationship starts with discovery and infatuation, hits its high point with "You Go to My Head" and then declines and results in a breakup with "Goodbye." While her singing is excellent, the program never really catches fire, and it lacks the delirious excitement of love at its most intense. The interpretations are a bit too cool and laid-back, and these versions of such warhorses as "Blue Moon" (which has guest John Pizzarelli making it a vocal duet), "Let's Do It," "You Go to My Head" and "Cry Me a River" will not make anyone forget the more definitive ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
On The Book of Love, Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer tells the story of a love affair through music. The relationship starts with discovery and infatuation, hits its high point with "You Go to My Head" and then declines and results in a breakup with "Goodbye." While her singing is excellent, the program never really catches fire, and it lacks the delirious excitement of love at its most intense. The interpretations are a bit too cool and laid-back, and these versions of such warhorses as "Blue Moon" (which has guest John Pizzarelli making it a vocal duet), "Let's Do It," "You Go to My Head" and "Cry Me a River" will not make anyone forget the more definitive recordings. The overall results are pleasant but fall far short of the ecstasy and thrills one would expect from a heated affair.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408365225
  • Catalog Number: 83652
  • Sales rank: 110,188

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cheryl Bentyne Primary Artist, Vocals
Bob Sheppard Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Wayne Johnson Guitar, Classical Guitar
Don Alias Percussion
Corey Allen Piano, Conductor, Keyboards
Kevin Axt Bass, Bass Guitar
Charlie Bisharat Violin, Soloist
Scott Breadman Percussion
Bill Cantos Piano
Alvin Chea Vocals, Guest Appearance
Grant Geissman Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Classical Guitar
Mark Kibble Vocals, Guest Appearance
Armen Ksadjikian Cello, Soloist
John Pizzarelli Vocals, Guest Appearance
David Tull Drums
Chris Tedesco Trumpet, Soloist
Zoe Allen Vocals
Technical Credits
Eddy Arnold Composer
Frank Sinatra Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Cheryl Bentyne Liner Notes
Wayne Johnson Arranger
Richard Rodgers Composer
Cindy Walker Composer
McCoy Tyner Composer
Corey Allen Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Sammy Cahn Composer
Bill Cantos Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Arthur Hamilton Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Mark Kibble Arranger
Tom McCauley Engineer
Hans Nielsen Engineer
Gene Paul Mastering
Cole Porter Composer
Robert Woods Executive Producer
Stephin Merritt Composer
Jack Wolf Composer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Dennis Deal Arranger
Nicholas Brodszky Composer
Joel Herron Composer
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