The Best of Michael Franks: A Backwards Glance

The Best of Michael Franks: A Backwards Glance

The Best of Michael Franks: A Backwards Glance

The Best of Michael Franks: A Backwards Glance


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The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance is a good 15-track collection that is equally divided between soft rock like "Popsicle Toes" and smooth jazz. Any curious listener looking for a one-stop introduction to Franks would be well served with this collection. Among the highlights are "The Lady Wants to Know," "Antonio's Song," "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty," "Tiger in the Rain," "Baseball," "Your Secret's Safe with Me," "When I Give My Love to You," "The Art of Love," "Soul Mate," and "Hourglass."

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2009
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227985271
catalogNumber: 46855
Rank: 26808


  1. Popsicle Toes
  2. Eggplant
  3. The Lady Wants to Know
  4. Antonio's Song (The Rainbow)
  5. When the Cookie Jar Is Empty
  6. Tiger in the Rain
  7. Baseball
  8. Love Duet
  9. When Sly Calls (Don't Touch That Phone)
  10. Your Secret's Safe with Me
  11. When I Give My Love to You
  12. Island Life
  13. The Art of Love
  14. Soul Mate
  15. Hourglass

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Franks   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
John Tropea   Guitar,Musician
Brenda Russell   Vocals,Background Vocals,Musician
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Musician
Larry Carlton   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ron Carter   Bass,Musician
Michael Colina   Musician,Ob Xa
Peter Erskine   Bass,Drums,Musician
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Musician
Gil Goldstein   Piano,Musician
Don Grolnick   Keyboards,Musician
Marc Johnson   Bass
Rob Mounsey   Flute,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Musician
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar,Musician
Joe Sample   Piano,fender rhodes,Musician
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone,Musician
Jeff Lorber   Keyboards,Musician
Seldon Powell   Soprano Saxophone,Musician
Deodato   Conductor
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion,Conga,Musician
Don Alias   Percussion,Musician
Sue Evans   Percussion
Ben Riley   Drums,Musician
Ray Armando   Percussion,Musician
Ray Bardani   Tambourine
Kenny Barron   Piano,Musician
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion,Musician
Rubens Bassini   Percussion,Musician
Randy Brecker   Flugelhorn,Musician
Larry Bunker   Vibes,Musician
Francisco Centeno   Bass,Musician
Kasey Cisyk   Background Vocals
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Luis Conte   Percussion,Musician
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion,Musician
Renee Diggs   Vocals,Background Vocals,Musician
Wilton Felder   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Musician
Steve Gadd   Drums,Musician
John Guerin   Percussion,Drums,Musician
Jerry Hey   Conductor
Yolanda Howard   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar,Musician
Neil Jason   Bass,Musician
Will Lee   Bass,Musician
Mike Mainieri   Vibes,Musician
Rick Marotta   Drums,Musician
Harvey Mason   Drums,Musician
Hugh McCracken   Guitar,Musician
Leslie Miller   Background Vocals
Jeff Mironov   Guitar,Musician
Chris Parker   Drums,Musician
Leon Pendarvis   Keyboards,Musician
Petsye Powell   Background Vocals
Marc Russo   Saxophone,Musician
Sylvia Shemwell   Background Vocals
David Spinozza   Guitar
Eric Benét   Background Vocals
Sean Franks   Cymbals
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums,Musician
Marc Courtney Johnson   Bass,Musician

Technical Credits

Michael Colina   Producer,String Arrangements
Michael Franks   Producer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger,Producer
Rob Mounsey   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Deodato   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
Richard Alderson   Engineer
Ray Bardani   Producer,Engineer
Glenn Berger   Engineer
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements
James Farber   Engineer
André Fischer   Producer
Arthur Friedman   Engineer
Kevin Halpin   Engineer
Lee Herschberg   Engineer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Jeffrey Kawalek   Engineer
Matthew "Boomer" La Monica   Engineer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Tom Mark   Engineer
Matt Pierson   Producer
Ed Rak   Engineer
Marti Robertson   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Ben Wisch   Engineer
Jon Wolfson   Engineer
Artie Freidman   Engineer
Megan Denver   Art Direction
John Simon   Arranger,Producer

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