Saturday, March 7, 2015
Some years back this CD would have been a dream come true. Now we have pretty much seen all their slow jams on the many rare soul oldies compilations out there. None the less this is a must have for any serious collector. With the exception of the last track the sound quality is solid and you get good liner notes to help us gain a little insight on the group. Highlights include the classic "I'm Still Here", "What More Can I Say", "At The Crossroads", "Leading Lady"..........just go pick up your copy. The Numero Group gives us the real thing here! This is far better than the "Very Best Of" compilation out there, no comparison on sound quality.
8 out of 10
I reviewed their two disc release some time back but given the poor sound quality in some of that material I have to post and recommend this import over the other. The title track is their strongest ballad by far. Others worth noting are "Love Gonna Pack Up (And Walk Out"), "Let's Get Down Together" and 'Can't Go No Further And Do No Better".
5 out of 10
Friday, March 6, 2015
I have picked up a few more CD's on the Manhattans since by original post. These guys got down on mellow ballads. Highlights include "The Picture Became Quite Clear", "If My Heart Could Speak", "It's Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back", "It's The Only Way", "One Life To Live", nothing really unknown to the collector.
5 out of 10