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Michael FranksThe Art Of Tea

Label:Reprise Records – MS 2230
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Los Angeles Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Soft Rock, Jazz-Funk

Tracklist

A1Nightmoves
Lyrics ByMichael Franks
Music ByMichael Small
4:03
A2Eggplant3:34
A3Monkey See-Monkey Do
Alto SaxophoneDavid Sanborn
3:33
A4St. Elmo's Fire3:58
A5I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad4:16
B1Jive
Tenor SaxophoneMichael Brecker
3:16
B2Popsicle Toes4:35
B3Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile3:45
B4Mr. Blue
Alto SaxophoneDavid Sanborn
4:03
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Notes

Recorded live in May 22, 1975, May 27, 1975 and June 9, 1975.

Stamped in runouts: 1 ✲ and 2 ✲

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID: LW, ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): 31,924
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): 32,925
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched variant 1): MS 1-2230 LW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched variant 1): MS-2-2230-W-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched variant 2): MS-1-2230 LW2. 2 ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched variant 2): MS-2-2230 LW2. 1 ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched variant 3): MS-1-2230 LW7. ✲ ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched variant 3): MS-2-2230 LW6. ✲ ✲

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Art Of Tea (LP, Album)Reprise RecordsMS 2230Canada1975
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The Art Of Tea (Cassette, Album)Reprise RecordsM5 2230US1975
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The Art Of Tea (LP, Album, Winchester Pressing)Reprise RecordsMS 2230US1975
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The Art Of Tea (LP, Album)Reprise RecordsREP 54048Portugal1975
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The Art Of Tea (Cassette, Stereo)Reprise RecordsYSA1251RJapan1975

Reviews

  • bibijeebies's avatar
    bibijeebies
    Edited one year ago
    Bonafide classic!
    Wonderful recording, great songs and impeccably played. Analogue reissue coming from Speakers Corner september 2021.
    • rwhaller42's avatar
      rwhaller42
      This album is generally considered to be a real gem by those fortunate to run into it. Just check out the side-men, and you will see what I mean. Even Walter Becker has given his imprimatur. BTW, Franks wrote all the songs as well as performed them.

      The album swings like crazy (no doubt in part because of the side-men, the lyrics are all top notch:

      "The music begins and the titles fade-in
      Starring You and Me.
      The Hero is struggling to say
      That is lady is far away,
      In her Prison of Wishes.
      ...
      Love is like two dreamers dreaming
      The exact same dream.
      Just another technicolor
      Romance on the screen"

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