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The Manhattans


Download links and information about The Manhattans by The Manhattans. This album was released in 1976 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 44:31 minutes.

Artist: The Manhattans
Release date: 1976
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul
Tracks: 13
Duration: 44:31
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No. Title Length
1. Searching for Love 4:38
2. We'll Have Forever to Love 3:07
3. Take It or Leave It 3:17
4. Reasons 3:27
5. How Can Anything So Good Be So Bad for You? 3:08
6. Hurt 3:01
7. Wonderful World of Love 2:46
8. If You're Ever Gonna Love Me 3:07
9. La La La Wish Upon a Star 3:24
10. Kiss and Say Goodbye 4:26
11. Take It or Leave It (Instrumental Version) 3:45
12. Excerpt from "an Interview Special With the Manhattans" 2:34
13. Searching for Love (Alternate Version) 3:51



The six-man R&B vocal combo the Manhattans deliver one of their finest efforts on this eponymously titled release from 1976. The platter is highlighted by the chart-topping crossover pop hit "Kiss and Say Goodbye," which helped push the album into the Top 20. Under the direction of Philly groove master Bobby Martin, the group utilizes its streetwise doo wop delivery on a mixed bag of sounds. These include uptempo numbers — such as the opener "Searching for Love" and "How Can Anything So Good Be So Bad for You?" — as well as orchestrated sides "We'll Have Forever to Love"and the poignant remake of "Hurt," which was issued as the follow-up to the infidelity anthem "Kiss and Say Goodbye." Although the disco-era rhythms certainly add a bit of nostalgia, at the center of The Manhattans is the sextet's deceptively complex — and at times understated — vocal blend. Examples abound, and include the bluesy and soulful "Take It or Leave It" and "La-La-La Wish Upon a Star," which is reminiscent of the Delphonics or any number of other Philadelphia International Records or Gamble & Huff productions. One of the more distinguishing features of the band is Winfred "Blue" Lovett, whose husky Barry White-esque pipes provide a sensual tether to the lighter vocal harmonies, most notably on "Wonderful World of Love" and the definitive narrative of "Kiss and Say Goodbye." [In 2003, Sony/Legacy reissued The Manhattans with a trio of bonus tracks that included an instrumental version of "Take It or Leave It," a promo-only "Excerpt from 'An Interview Special with the Manhattans'," and an alternate mix and edit of "Something for Love."]