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The Manhattans - The Manhattan (1976) [Remastered 2003]

5-08-2014, 07:30
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The Manhattans - The Manhattan (1976) [Remastered 2003]

Artist: The Manhattan
Title Of Album: The Manhattan
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Sony Music / Legacy
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Funk / Soul
Total Time: 44:39 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 107 mb / 280 mb

The six-man R&B vocal combo the Manhattans deliver one of their finest efforts on this eponymously titled release from 1976. The platter is highlighted by the chart-topping crossover pop hit "Kiss and Say Goodbye," which helped push the album into the Top 20. Under the direction of Philly groove master Bobby Martin, the group utilizes its streetwise doo wop delivery on a mixed bag of sounds. These include uptempo numbers -- such as the opener "Searching for Love" and "How Can Anything So Good Be So Bad for You?" -- as well as orchestrated sides "We'll Have Forever to Love"and the poignant remake of "Hurt," which was issued as the follow-up to the infidelity anthem "Kiss and Say Goodbye." Although the disco-era rhythms certainly add a bit of nostalgia, at the center of The Manhattans is the sextet's deceptively complex -- and at times understated -- vocal blend. Examples abound, and include the bluesy and soulful "Take It or Leave It" and "La-La-La Wish Upon a Star," which is reminiscent of the Delphonics or any number of other Philadelphia International Records or Gamble & Huff productions. One of the more distinguishing features of the band is Winfred "Blue" Lovett, whose husky Barry White-esque pipes provide a sensual tether to the lighter vocal harmonies, most notably on "Wonderful World of Love" and the definitive narrative of "Kiss and Say Goodbye."


01] Searching For Love
02] We'll Have Forever To Love
03] Take It Or Leave It
04] Reasons
05] How Can Anything So Good Be So Bad For You?
06] Hurt
07] Wonderful World Of Love
08] If You're Ever Gonna Leave Me
09] La La La Wish Upon A Star
10] Kiss And Say Goodbye
11] Take It Or Leave It (Instrumental Version) #Bonus Track
12] Excerpt from 'An Interview Special With The Manhattans' #Bonus Track
13] Searching For Love (Alternate Mix) #Bonus Track



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