The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art of Love

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With his sly, subtle blend of jazz, Brazilian music, and folk-rock, Michael Franks may be a bit of an acquired taste, which is why Rhino's double-disc, 31-track The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art of Love may not be the best way to get acquainted with his music -- there's simply to much to absorb at once. But for those who already have become a convert to his sophisticated soft pop, this is the ultimate anthology, providing an exhaustive but not exhausting overview of his Warner recordings from the mid-'70s to the mid-'90s. All the hits are here, along with a sharp selection of album tracks, pretty much rounding up all the highlights from his rich, extensive ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With his sly, subtle blend of jazz, Brazilian music, and folk-rock, Michael Franks may be a bit of an acquired taste, which is why Rhino's double-disc, 31-track The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art of Love may not be the best way to get acquainted with his music -- there's simply to much to absorb at once. But for those who already have become a convert to his sophisticated soft pop, this is the ultimate anthology, providing an exhaustive but not exhausting overview of his Warner recordings from the mid-'70s to the mid-'90s. All the hits are here, along with a sharp selection of album tracks, pretty much rounding up all the highlights from his rich, extensive career. Diehards will still want the albums, but serious fans who want just one Michael Franks album will need this.
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If you have not experienced the temperate intimate pleasures of the Franks catalog, this lovely 2 CD set would be a good place to get things started, if you’re a long time fan, it’s a collection that does a nice job encapsulating a long and successful career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 081227385620
  • Catalog Number: 1113538
  • Sales rank: 165,262

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eggplant (3:37)
  2. 2 Popsicle Toes (4:34)
  3. 3 The Lady Wants to Know (4:44)
  4. 4 B'wana - He No Home (4:56)
  5. 5 Antonio's Song (The Rainbow) (5:04)
  6. 6 When the Cookie Jar Is Empty (5:09)
  7. 7 Meet Me in the Deerpark (5:58)
  8. 8 Living on the Inside (5:38)
  9. 9 Sanpaku (4:12)
  10. 10 Tiger in the Rain (4:18)
  11. 11 When It's Over (3:04)
  12. 12 On My Way Home to You (4:50)
  13. 13 Inside You (4:12)
  14. 14 Lotus Blossom (4:17)
  15. 15 Don't Be Blue - Crossfire (3:41)
  16. 16 Monkey See - Monkey Do - Crossfire (6:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tahitian Moon (4:36)
  2. 2 Flirtation (3:42)
  3. 3 When Sly Calls (Don't Touch That Phone) (5:52)
  4. 4 Rainy Night in Tokyo (4:42)
  5. 5 Sunday Morning Here With You (4:33)
  6. 6 Your Secret's Safe With Me (4:39)
  7. 7 When I Give My Love to You (4:25)
  8. 8 Read My Lips (3:41)
  9. 9 Innuendo (5:54)
  10. 10 Leading Me Back to You - Joe Sample (5:06)
  11. 11 The Art of Love (4:10)
  12. 12 The Dream - Yellowjackets (5:13)
  13. 13 Monk's New Tune (5:43)
  14. 14 Somehow Our Love Survives (5:00)
  15. 15 Mr. Smooth (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franks Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
John Tropea Guitar
Brenda Russell Vocals, Background Vocals
Luther Vandross Background Vocals
Michael Brecker Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Hiram Bullock Guitar
Larry Carlton Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ron Carter Acoustic Bass
Michael Colina Cymbals, Keyboards
Omar Hakim Drums
Steve Khan Guitar
Earl Klugh Acoustic Guitar
Bob Mintzer Flute, Alto Flute, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Rob Mounsey Synthesizer, Keyboards, Background Vocals, fender rhodes, Prophet 5
Bucky Pizzarelli Acoustic Guitar
Joe Sample Synthesizer, Piano, fender rhodes, Piano (Grand)
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Bud Shank Flute
Lew Soloff Trumpet
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn
George Young Flute
Rick Zunigar Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Abdul Wadud Cello
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Randy VanWarmer Background Vocals
Marilyn Scott Background Vocals
Ben Riley Drums
Jimmy Haslip Bass, Keyboards
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Ray Armando Percussion
Israel Baker Concert Master
Manolo Badrena Percussion
Phillip Ballou Background Vocals
Ray Bardani Tambourine
Diane Barere Cello
Kenny Barron Piano
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Rubens Bassini Percussion
Dennis Belfield Bass
Errol Crusher Bennett Conga
Ian Bloxsom Percussion
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tony Buchanan Saxophone
Larry Bunker Vibes
Herb Bushler Bass
Joe Caro Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lenny Castro Percussion
Francisco Centeno Bass
Vivian Cherry Background Vocals
Kacey Cisyk Background Vocals
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Harold Coletta Strings, Violin
Luis Conte Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Steve Croes Synclavier
Helio Delmiro Rhythm Guitar
João Donato Piano
Lewis Eley Strings
Wilton Felder Bass
Lawrence Feldman Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Russell Ferrante Piano, Keyboards
Clare Fischer Conductor
André Fischer Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Steve Gadd Drums
Eric Gale Guitar
Paul Griffin Organ
John Guerin Percussion, Drums
Hilda Harris Background Vocals
Harry Lookofsky Strings, Violin, Concert Master
Jerry Hey Horn
Steve Hopes Drums
Kim Hutchcroft Horn
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Neil Jason Bass
William Kennedy Drums
Michael Kenny Keyboards
Michael Landau Guitar
Will Lee Bass, Background Vocals
Bob Leinbach Organ
Howard Leshaw Flute
Jesse Levy Strings
Charles Libove Strings
David Liebman Flute
Chuck Loeb Guitar
Guy Lumia Strings
Mike Mainieri Vibes
Joseph Malin Strings
George Marge Alto Recorder
Rick Marotta Drums
Charles McCracken Strings
Leslie Miller Background Vocals
Marcus Miller Bass
Jeff Mironov Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Nick Moroch Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Andy Newmark Drums
João Palma Drums
Chris Palmaro Keyboards
Shawn Pelton Drums
Leon Pendarvis Keyboards
Flora Purim Vocals, Background Vocals
Pat Rebillot fender rhodes
Phil Scorgie Bass
Alan Shulman Strings
Mark Orrin Shuman Cello
Frederick Slotkin Cello
Andy Snitzer Alto Saxophone
George Sopuch Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Tennyson Stephens Piano, fender rhodes
Maretha Stewart Background Vocals
Hamish Stuart Background Vocals
Harry Urbont Strings
Ernie Watts Flute, Saxophone
Buddy Williams Drums
Anthony Posk Strings
Emanuel Vardi Strings
Sheldon Powell Soprano Saxophone
Stuart Evans Percussion
Christopher Parker Cymbals, Drums, Bells
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn
Clifford Carter Piano
Frank Floyd Background Vocals
Sean Franks Cymbals
Technical Credits
Michael Colina Producer, rhythm arrangement
Michael Franks Composer, Producer, rhythm arrangement
Don Grolnick Composer
Rob Mounsey Arranger, Programming, Sound Effects, Producer, Brass Arrangment
Joe Sample Composer, MIDI
Yellowjackets Arranger, Producer
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Deodato Arranger
John Simon Arranger, Producer
Jimmy Haslip Arranger, Producer
Richard Alderson Engineer
Ray Bardani Producer, Engineer
Glenn Berger Engineer
Bruce Botnick Engineer
Claus Ogerman Orchestral Arrangements
James Farber Engineer
Russell Ferrante Composer, Producer
Clare Fischer String Arrangements
André Fischer Producer, rhythm arrangement
John Guerin Composer
Mick Guzauski Engineer
Kevin Halpin Engineer, Remixing
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Synthesizer Arrangements
Jeffrey Kawalek Engineer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Phil Magnotti Engineer
Thomas Mark Engineer
Richard Markowitz Engineer
Bruce Miller Engineer
Ed Rak Engineer
Marti Robertson Engineer
Marc Russo Composer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Dennis Wall Engineer
Jon Wolfson Engineer
Martin Benge Engineer
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
Bruce Berg Executive Producer
Christopher Parker Simmons
Maria Villar Art Direction
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Joey Wolpert Engineer
Pat Kraus Remastering
Mo Ostin Contributor
Frank Floyd Contributor
Artie Feldman Engineer
Barry Benson Author
Gary Borman Executive Producer
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