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Released on 22/02/10. 2 Original albums plus 3 bonus tracks on double CD These two albums represent the peak of the career of The Manhattans, one of the most successful Soul vocal groups of the 70’s and 80’s. Unlike many of their contemporaries their smooth blend of balladry and soul enabled them to enjoy hits all over the world, especially in the United Kingdom. They enjoyed a remarkably consistent run of hits and a couple of album between 1965 and 1967 on the Carnival label and then moved to Deluxe Records a subsidiary of King Records and in 1973 scored their biggest hit with One Life To Live.
They signed with Columbia Records one of the most aggressive labels, ensuring that the group became a household name domestically and internationally. It was 1976s third Columbia album, The Manhattans which took the group into the stratosphere, fuelled by the singles, Hurt and Kiss And Say Goodbye, this song beautifully performed soared to No.1 on the pop charts as well as No.1 on the R&B listings, easily managing to sell 2 million copies in the process. In fact it was only the second single ever certified platinum for 2m sales. They enjoyed many more hits between 1977 and 1980 including the million selling single Shining Star from the album After Midnight.
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