Liner Note Author: Matt Bauer .
Recording information: Jennifudy, Los Angeles; Mediasound, New York; Penny Lane, New York; Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia; Universal Studios, Chicago.
Illustrator: Mark Hess.
The finest Manhattan album in their second incarnation. The original group with George Smith had a slightly rougher, more traditional R&B/doo-wop sound, while the soul unit featuring Gerald Alston was smoother, but no less anthemic, especially on ballads. This album didn't make it as high on the pop charts as their self-titled '76 work, but had more consistently compelling tracks. "Shining Star" and "Girl Of My Dream" are masterful ballads. ~ Ron Wynn