The Art of Tea

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The Art of Tea
Studio album by Michael Franks
Released 1976 on vinyl record
1990 on CD
Recorded 22 May 1975 - 9 Jun 1975
Genre Jazz
Length 35:03
Label Reprise
Producer Tommy LiPuma
Michael Franks chronology
Michael Franks
(1973)
The Art of Tea
(1976)
Sleeping Gypsy
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Art of Tea is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1976.[2] After his eponymous album with Brut in 1973, The Art of Tea was Franks' breakout album on a major record label, and his first release with Frank Sinatra's Reprise. It was Franks' second studio album, prior to Sleeping Gypsy.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Michael Franks. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Nightmoves"   4:03
2. "Eggplant"   3:34
3. "Monkey See—Monkey Do"   3:33
4. "St. Elmo's Fire"   3:58
5. "I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad"   4:16
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Jive"   3:16
2. "Popsicle Toes"   4:35
3. "Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile"   3:45
4. "Mr. Blue"   4:03

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Support[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Discography in Order of Release". MichaelFranks.com. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
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