The Manhattan Transfer – Live (1978) [|979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

The Manhattan Transfer - Live (1978) [|979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

The Manhattan Transfer – Live (1978) [|979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.26 GB (Hi-Res) + 367 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-022 | Genre: Jazz, Swing
Half-Speed Mastered

This is a particularly interesting release because it features the 1978 version of Manhattan Transfer performing at three different concerts. This is how the ensemble sounded live when Laurel Masse was still in the lineup along with Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel and Alan Paul. The pacesetting vocal group (accompanied by a quintet that includes guitarist Wayne Johnson and Don Roberts on reeds) runs through 18 songs, many of which are quite brief. Continue reading “The Manhattan Transfer – Live (1978) [|979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

The Manhattan Transfer – The Christmas Album (1992) {2000, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Manhattan Transfer - The Christmas Album (1992) {2000, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Manhattan Transfer – The Christmas Album (1992) {2000, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.99 GB (ISO) + 941 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: CS 52968 | Genre: Christmas, Swing

For their set of Christmas related material, the Manhattan Transfer welcome such guests as trumpeter Jack Sheldon (on “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”), Tony Bennett (“The Christmas Song”), trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison and tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb. With arrangements provided for the backing orchestra by Johnny Mandel on a few numbers, highlights of this disc include “Snowfall,” a Santa medley and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” A pleasing set of jazz-influenced Christmas music. Continue reading “The Manhattan Transfer – The Christmas Album (1992) {2000, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”