The Manhattan Transfer release ‘Coming Out’ featuring ‘Chanson d’Amour’ (1976)

The Manhattan Transfer’s ‘Coming Out’ feat. ‘Chanson d’Amour’ is their third album released on August 19, 1976 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Don’T Let Go (Jesse Stone) – 02:45 . 2.Zindy Lou (Johnny Moore, Eddie Smith) – 02:50 . 3.Chanson D’Amour (Wayne Shanklin) – 02:55 . 4.Helpless (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 03:07 . 5.Scotch And Soda (Dave Guard) – 02:59 . 6.The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame) (Al Castellanos) – 03:05 . 7.Poinciana (The Song Of The Tree) (Nat Simon, Buddy Bernier) – 04:11 . 8.S.O.S. (Ron Roker, Gerry Shury, Phil Swern) – 03:10 . 9.Popsicle Toes (Michael Franks) – 04:16 . 10.It Wouldn’T Have Made Any Difference (Todd Rundgren) – 03:30 . 11.The Thought Of Loving You (David White) – 02:56

Musicians : The Manhattan Transfer – Group . Alan Paul – Vocals . Janis Siegel – Vocals . Laurel Massé – Vocals . Tim Hauser – Vocals . Ringo Starr – Drums . Dr. John – Keyboards, Piano . Michael Brecker – Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) . Randy Brecker – Trumpet . Ira Newborn – Autoharp, Director . Arthur Jenkins – Piano . Steve Paietta – Accordion . Andy Muson – Bass . John Dandy Rodriguez – Bongos, Percussion . Dave Frishberg – Clavinet, Keyboards, Piano . Ralph Macdonald – Congas, Percussion . Jim Gordon – Drums . Jim Keltner – Drums . David Kemper – Drums . Roy Markowitz – Drums . Jim Nelson – Drums . Rick Shlosser – Drums . Ben Benay – Guitar . Robert Bowles – Guitar . Bob Bowles – Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm) . Paul Griffin – Keyboards, Organ, Synthesizer . Bobbye Hall – Percussion . Bobbye Porter – Percussion . Doug Thorngren – Percussion . Doug Throngren – Percussion . Clarence Mcdonald – Percussion, Piano . Nicky Marrero – Percussion, Timbales . John Barnes – Piano . Mike Melvoin – Piano . Bill Payne – Piano . Roger Steinman – Piano . Jackie Kelso – Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) . Jay Migliori – Sax (Tenor)

Production : Produced By Richard Perry . Tim Hauser, Ira Newborn, Arthur Jenkins, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, Laurel Massé . Dennis Devlin – Assistant Engineer . Dan Latham – Assistant Engineer . Tim Sadler – Assistant Engineer . Douglas Botnick – Engineer . Lewis Hahn – Engineer . Rick Rowe – Engineer . Howard Steele – Engineer, Remixing . Allen Zentz – Mastering

Arrangements : Tim Hauser, Ira Newborn, Arthur Jenkins, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel, Laurel Massé

Package : Bob Defrin – Art Direction . Abie Sussman – Art Direction . Suze Randal – Photography

Recorded In 1975.

Released On August 19, 1976 By Atlantic.

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Robert Christgau
The scatter-shot eclecticism of the first LP has been aimed–especially on side one, which I much prefer–at the kind of novelty tunes, rock and non-rock, that everyone who listened to pre-Beatles radio loved. […]

allmusic
There is a good amount of variety and the singing is reasonably impressive, even if the spontaneity and feel of jazz is largely absent. […]

The Manhattan Transfer’s ‘Coming Out’ feat. ‘Chanson d’Amour’

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