That's How Much I Love You [Bonus Tracks] [Remastered]

That's How Much I Love You [Bonus Tracks] [Remastered]

by The ManhattansThe Manhattans

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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The Manhattans' second Columbia album was a somewhat poorly conceived affair, combining one LP side of new recordings and a second LP side of released and unissued tracks they'd cut for DeLuxe before signing with Columbia. As those Deluxe tracks were several years old (some perhaps having been recorded even four or five years earlier), the record spanned too wide of a time frame to qualify as a wholly new (or wholly realized) effort. Certainly it's not as consistent, either in style or quality, as their 1973 Columbia debut There's No Me Without You. It was decent (though not brilliant) period early- to mid-'70s soul, however, including the Top Ten R&B (and pop Top 40) hit "Don't Take Your Love," as well as the much smaller chart single "Summertime in the City." The latter song was certainly reminiscent of the early-'70s Temptations' funk, while the former was very much a lush Philly soul-style ballad. The Philly soul path, in both its ballad and funk modes, was also followed by some of the "new" tracks, such as "Save Our Goodbyes" and the title song. While the older selections on side two have a less Philly-fied vibe, really they don't sound that out of place; "Blackbird" is much in line with the O'Jays' early-'70s recordings and both "Strange Old World" and "Nursery Rhymes" again recall the funked-out Temptations, though the covers of "Fever" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" were a little more old-school. The album was combined with its predecessor, There's No Me Without You, on a single-disc Kent CD reissue in 2004.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2015
Label: Funky Town Grooves
UPC: 0810736021503
catalogNumber: 406
Rank: 72341

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Manhattans   Primary Artist
Don Renaldo   Horn Section
Bobby Eli   Guitar
Norman Harris   Guitar
Ron Kersey   Piano
Vince Montana   Vibes
Larry Washington   Conga
Earl Young   Drums
Ronnie Baker   Bass

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Manhattans   Producer
Bunny Sigler   Composer
Teddy Randazzo   Composer
Don Renaldo   String Section
Norman Harris   Composer
Ron Kersey   Composer
Ed Lee   Cover Design
Kenny Present   Engineer
John Davenport   Composer
Winfred "Blue" Lovett   Composer
Art Sims   Cover Design
Alex Henderson   Liner Notes
Bobby Martin   Arranger,Producer
Victoria Pike   Composer
Iren Koster   Composer
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Felder   Composer
Mickey Eichner   Executive Producer
Randy Mahon   Interview Coordinator
Souren Mozian   Composer
Chet Jezierski   Cover Art
Ronnie Hayes   Composer
Richard Taylor   Composer

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