The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
This eclectic collection of songs encompasses jazz, bebop, swing, doo wop, rock & roll, and gospel; all are trimmed in an attractive pop texture. These 16 compositions are taken from the vocal quartet's albums, which span 12 years 1975-1987. Each selection is inviting, as all four song stylists display their individual vocal skills and admirable harmonies. Laurel Masse appears on recordings up until 1979, when Cheryl Bentyne replaced her. Other members include Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, and Alan Paul.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
This eclectic collection of songs encompasses jazz, bebop, swing, doo wop, rock & roll, and gospel; all are trimmed in an attractive pop texture. These 16 compositions are taken from the vocal quartet's albums, which span 12 years 1975-1987. Each selection is inviting, as all four song stylists display their individual vocal skills and admirable harmonies. Laurel Masse appears on recordings up until 1979, when Cheryl Bentyne replaced her. Other members include Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, and Alan Paul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/1994
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227156022
  • Catalog Number: 71560
  • Sales rank: 21,080

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Manhattan Transfer Primary Artist
Janis Siegel Vocals
Cheryl Bentyne Vocals
Jay Graydon Guitar
Tim Hauser Vocals
Alan Paul Vocals
Laurel Massé Vocals
Technical Credits
Miles Davis Composer
Janis Siegel Producer
Ken Perry Remastering
Ahmet Ertegun Producer
Tommy "Snuff" Garrett Producer
Jay Graydon Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Tim Hauser Producer
Bill Inglot Remastering
William Johnson Composer
Richard Rudolph Producer
John Taylor Composer
Geoff Gans Art Direction
William Spivey Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    There will never be another group like this one.

    Their unusual blend of voice and instrumental arrangements will make them jazz favorites forever. I have seen them in concert and as much as I am willing to let them try something new, I was not as happy with the new pieces as with the old. They still can wow a crowd but they need to stick to their standard sound. Love you forever.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I like their music more now

    I find the four-part harmony and arrangements refreshing.

    I'm making more time to listen to music again, and as an addition to "different" music, this purchase experiment was, and remains, most enjoyable.

    I'm not much on awards, but I never realized The Manhattan Transfer had won Grammy's. I'm happy they received the recognition of their peers.

    I liked 'Soul Food to Go' and 'Birdland'. I don't remember hearing them before. Don't know why I like them. Does it matter?

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