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The Manhattans - The Manhattans (1976) - €10,00
















The Manhattans is the seventh studio album by American vocal group, The Manhattans, released in 1976 through Columbia Records. This album has been Certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
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."


Side A
A1. Searching For Love - 4:38
A2. We’ll Have Forever To Love - 3:09
A3. Take It Or Leave It - 3:17
A4. Reasons - 3:29
A5. How Can Anything So Good Be So Bad For You? - 3:10

Side B
B1. Hurt - 3:03
B2. Wonderful World Of Love - 2:47
B3. If You’re Ever Gonna Love Me - 3:08
B4. La La La Wish Upon A Star - 3:27
B5. Kiss And Say Goodbye - 4:28


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Release: 1976
Format: LP
Genre:  Soul
Label: CBS Records
Catalog# 81513

Vinyl:  Goed
Cover:  Goed

Prijs: €10,00

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