Posted by DjPaulT on 24th October 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979
On October 31, 1979, the album Extensions was released by The Manhattan Transfer on the Atlantic Records label.
This album began a new era for the group: This album was the first one with Cheryl Bentyne, who replaced Laurel Massé. It was also the first album that contained songs that were hits in both the jazz and pop categories. The disco hit song “Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone” reached #12 on Billboard’s Disco chart, and on the Hot 100 reached #30.
“Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone” was arranged by Alan Paul, produced by Jay Graydon and written by Bernard Hermann. The group is better known for their jazz offerings and their name comes from John Dos Passos’ 1925 novel “Manhattan Transfer” and refers to their New York origins. This song is a brilliant rendition/extension of the theme from the television series, “The Twilight Zone” which aired from 1959 – 1964 with Rod Serling as writer and host.
**This is a double A side 12″ promo containing the same track on both sides.
Twilight Zone (6:32)
a) Twilight Zone (Vocal)
Written-By – Bernard Hermann*
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)
|1980||Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#30|
|1980||Twilight Zone/Twilight Tone||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#4|
Label: Atlantic – DSKO 226
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Disco
Credits: Arranged By – Alan Paul
Producer, Arranged By – Jay Graydon
Same tracklisting on both sides.
From Atlantic LP 19258 “Extensions”
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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