The Manhattan Transfer Live

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Perhaps feeling that they should have a real up-to-date live album in their satchel after the half-cocked Bop Doo-Wopp -- and needing some product anyway after the triumphant Vocalese project -- the Manhattan Transfer went back to Tokyo's Nakano Sun Plaza Hall and did another live session. But, as in Bop Doo-Wopp, though these performances take up a whole CD this time, you're not hearing the entire project; the rest of the tunes, all older material, can be seen on the video. What is left is mostly a live version of Vocalese -- eight of its 11 tracks are reprised -- which is perhaps redundant, but just the act of hearing the foursome perform these often-difficult Jon ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Perhaps feeling that they should have a real up-to-date live album in their satchel after the half-cocked Bop Doo-Wopp -- and needing some product anyway after the triumphant Vocalese project -- the Manhattan Transfer went back to Tokyo's Nakano Sun Plaza Hall and did another live session. But, as in Bop Doo-Wopp, though these performances take up a whole CD this time, you're not hearing the entire project; the rest of the tunes, all older material, can be seen on the video. What is left is mostly a live version of Vocalese -- eight of its 11 tracks are reprised -- which is perhaps redundant, but just the act of hearing the foursome perform these often-difficult Jon Hendricks-lyricized selections without a net adds to listeners' respect. "Airegin" is particularly challenging -- and yes, they pull it off quite deftly, though without Hendricks' bitter final verse -- and "That's Killer Joe" and "Move" have all of the electricity of the studio versions. The rest of the tunes date back to earlier incarnations of the Transfer -- "Four Brothers" again, a touch of a cappella doo wop in "Gloria," a fine "Shaker Song" -- backed by the Transfer's excellent small combo. Casual listeners who already bought Vocalese don't need this, and the fanatics will have to have it in any case, yet those who have neither album will get a good idea of the excitement that the Transfer could inspire in their hot 1980s creative period.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431633328
  • Catalog Number: 6333
  • Sales rank: 166,004

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Four Brothers (4:04)
  2. 2 Rambo (3:44)
  3. 3 Meet Benny Bailey (3:12)
  4. 4 Airegin (4:21)
  5. 5 To You (4:18)
  6. 6 Sing Joy Spring (6:45)
  7. 7 Move (3:26)
  8. 8 That's Killer Joe (5:02)
  9. 9 The Duke of Dubuque (2:49)
  10. 10 Gloria (2:56)
  11. 11 On the Boulevard (3:41)
  12. 12 Shaker Song (3:57)
  13. 13 Ray's Rockhouse (5:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Manhattan Transfer Primary Artist
Janis Siegel Vocals
Cheryl Bentyne Vocals
Wayne Johnson Guitar
Alex Blake Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Yaron Gershovsky Keyboards, Musical Direction
Tim Hauser Vocals
Alan Paul Vocals
Don Roberts Reeds
Buddy Williams Drums
Laurel Massé Vocals
Technical Credits
Seigen Ono Engineer
Janis Siegel Contributor
Cheryl Bentyne Contributor
Yaron Gershovsky Director
Jay Graydon Songwriter
Tim Hauser Producer
Brian Malouf Contributor, Remixing
Stephen Marcussen Contributor, Mastering
Alan Paul Contributor
Buddy Williams Contributor
Stephen Innocenzi Mastering
Dave Collins Contributor
Fayette Hauser Art Direction
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