Manhattan Transfer: Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, Alan Paul, Cheryl Bentyne, Laurel Masse (vocals).
Producers: Ahmet Ertegun, Tim Hauser, Jay Graydon, Snuff Garrett, Richard Rudolph.
Compilation producers: James Austin, Tim Hauser.
Includes liner notes by Zan Stewart.
This eclectic collection of songs encompasses jazz, bebop, swing, doo wop, rock & roll, and gospel; all are trimmed in an attractive pop texture. These 16 compositions are taken from the vocal quartet's albums, which span 12 years (1975-1987). Each selection is inviting, as all four song stylists display their individual vocal skills and admirable harmonies. Laurel Masse appears on recordings up until 1979, when Cheryl Bentyne replaced her. Other members include Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel, and Alan Paul. ~ Craig Lytle