This album took the Manhattan Transfer in a different direction from their previous releases, offering a new, revised style of their music. There were several collaborations on this album, including Stevie Wonder, Rod Temperton, and Jeremy Lubbock. Also appearing as a guest artist on the album was Frankie Valli, who appears on the song "American Pop". The final track on the album, "The Night That Monk Returned to Heaven", is a tribute to American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.
The electric kiln has made the experience of pottery accessible to people from all walks of life. For those who would like to better understand the art and science of pottery, this Ceramics Monthly Handbook shares the expertise of ceramic artists who have explored the possibilities and potential of electric kilns. These artists share their knowledge on a wide range of topics, including clay bodies, glazes, decorating, form, and more. This book is a must-read for anyone involved in creating ceramics with an electric kiln. It will provide inspiration for your creative journey and will help you discover the virtue and versatility of the electric kiln.
Micky Moody has worked alongside some of the greatest singers in the business, including Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale, Frankie Miller, Roger Chapman, Eric Burdon, Chris Farlowe and Graham Bonnet. As a studio musician he has recorded for the likes of Meat Loaf, Sheena Easton, Ben E. King, Mike Oldfield, Gerry Rafferty and many more. So it is of some interest that he has written and produced an album of guitar instrumentals. A definite case of "let the fingers do the talking" (or in this case, the singing!) 'Electric Journeyman' features twelve tracks that capture Moody's rock/blues/funk/jazz influences.