Coming Out (album)

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Coming Out
Coming Out (Manhattan Transfer album).jpg
Studio album by The Manhattan Transfer
Released August 19, 1976
Recorded 1975
Genre Vocal jazz
Label Atlantic
Producer Richard Perry
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
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allmusic (link) 2/5 stars
Robert Christgau (link) B

Coming Out is the third album by The Manhattan Transfer, released August 19, 1976 on Atlantic Records.

On the advice of their manager Aaron Russo, the group downplayed the "nostalgic" tenor of their previous breakthrough album in favor of more contemporary songs.[citation needed] However, the throwback single "Chanson d'Amour" became a breakout single in Europe, and hit the No. 1 spot in the United Kingdom for three weeks (as well as charting elsewhere in Europe).[citation needed]

The song "Zindy Lou" featured Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner on drums, Dr. John on piano and Doug Thorngren provided additional percussion. The song "Poinciana (The Song Of The Tree)" featured a Michael Brecker solo.


Coming Out debuted on Billboard's Top Pop Album chart on September 18, 1976 and peaked at No. 48.

Track listing[edit]

LP side 1[edit]

  1. "Don't Let Go" (Jesse Stone) - 2:45
  2. "Zindy Lou" (Johnny Moore, Eddie Smith) – 2:50
  3. "Chanson D'Amour" (Wayne Shanklin) – 2:55
  4. "Helpless" (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 3:07
  5. "Scotch and Soda" (Dave Guard) – 2:59
  6. "The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame)" (Al Castellanos) – 3:05

LP side 2[edit]

  1. "Poinciana (The Song Of The Tree)" (Nat Simon, Buddy Bernier) – 4:11
  2. "S.O.S." (Ron Roker, Gerry Shury, Phil Swern) - 3:10
  3. "Popsicle Toes" (Michael Franks) – 4:16
  4. "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" (Todd Rundgren) – 3:30
  5. "The Thought of Loving You" (David White) – 2:56

The album was re-released on CD in March 1993.

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