Michael Franks ‎– The Art Of Tea

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Reprise Records ‎– MS 2230
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A1 Nightmoves
Lyrics By – Michael FranksMusic By – Michael Small
4:03
A2 Eggplant 3:34
A3 Monkey See-Monkey Do
Alto Saxophone – David Sanborn
3:33
A4 St. Elmo's Fire 3:58
A5 I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad 4:16
B1 Jive
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
3:16
B2 Popsicle Toes 4:35
B3 Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile 3:45
B4 Mr. Blue
Alto Saxophone – David Sanborn
4:03

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Notes

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Matrix): 31,924
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Matrix): 32,925
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout Etched): MS 1-2230 LW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout Etched): MS-2-2230-W-1

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WPCP-3478 Michael Franks The Art Of Tea(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records WPCP-3478 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
YSA1251R Michael Franks The Art Of Tea(Cass) Reprise Records YSA1251R Japan 1975 Sell This Version
MS 2230 Michael Franks The Art Of Tea(LP, Album) Reprise Records MS 2230 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
MS 2230 Michael Franks The Art Of Tea(LP, Album) Reprise Records MS 2230 US 1975 Sell This Version
M5 2230 Michael Franks The Art Of Tea(Cass, Album) Reprise Records M5 2230 US 1975 Sell This Version

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bibijeebies

bibijeebies

August 14, 2015
Bonafide classic!
Wonderful recording, great songs and impeccably played.
rwhaller42

rwhaller42

May 11, 2008
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"