Manhattan Research Inc. CD (2000)

Artist: Raymond Scott

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Specifications

Label Basta
SKU 60404785
UPC 608917907827
UPC 14 00608917907827
Format CD
Release Date 5/16/2000
Links
Author Raymond Scott
Associated Artist/Work Beau Hunks
Associated Artist/Work Beau Hunks Sextette
Associated Artist/Work Raymond Scott & the Secret Seve
Technical Info
Producer Gert-Jan Blom; Jeff Winner
CatalogID 9078
Lable Name Basta (USA)
Released 05/16/2000
Original Release 2000
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00608917907827
Musical Guests
Jim Henson
Album Notes and Credits
Includes a 144-page hard-bound book.
MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC. features electronic music, musique concrete experiments, advertising jingles, and soundtracks originally featured in Jim Henson's pre-Muppet films. The electronic sounds generated on this 2-CD set were made by Raymond Scott inventions including the Clavivox, Circle Machine, Bass Line Generator, Rhythm Modulator, Karloff, Bandito The Bongo Artist and Electronium.
Personnel includes: Raymond Scott (spoken vocals, various electronic instruments); Dorothy Collins (vocals); Jim Henson (spoken vocals).
Recorded between 1953 & 1969. Includes liner notes by Joel Chadabe, Jeff Winner, Karen Falk, Gert-Jan Blom and Irwin Chusid. Includes interviews with Robert Moog, Herb Deutsch, Alan Entenman and Thomas Rhea.
Fascinated by the orderliness of sounds and machines, Raymond Scott composed and produced his innovative, eccentric, electronic music for commercials, films and his own amusement in the '50s and '60s. In assembling this overview of Scott's oeuvre, this lavish double album writes an important chapter in his life and career, defining his place in electronic music's history.
The research that went into this project (in large part by Jeff Winner and Gert-Jan Blom), is lovingly mirrored in the remarkable 144-page full-color hardbound book that houses the two discs. There are rare photos and documents, numerous interviews and essays, and nothing is superfluous. The overall effect of the entire package is to create a portrait of a unique, creatively driven artist.
Professional Reviews
Spin (9/00, p.185) - "...69 love songs to commerce and the space age....The music is both archaic and 'tres moderne'..."
The Wire (6/00, p.57) - "...Scott's flair for invention suited an age for car batteries, electric-powered toys and bright new chemical products. By using it to bring a gloss and sparkle to prevailing notions of progress, he helped drag electronic music out of the laboratory and into the home..."
Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.101) - "...Comprises generally abstract [electronic] experiments; space-age ad jingles...sonic experiments with tape loops and new instruments, or bleepy soundtracks for futuristic theme parks....A work of art in its own right..."
Disc 1
1 Manhattan Research Inc. Copyright,Ohio Plus
2 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (take 4, TRUE instrumental),In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen
3 Bendix 1: The Tomorrow People,General Motors: Futurama
4 Lightworks,Portofino - (version 2)
5 Bass-Line Generator, The,Wild Piece, The
6 Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night!,Ripples
7 B.C. 1675,Cyclic Bit
8 VIM,Ripples (Montage)
9 Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful - (TRUE instrumental),Wing Thing, The
10 Sprite: Melonball Bounce - (TRUE instrumental),Country Fair - (TRUE instrumental)
11 Sprite: Melonball Bounce,Cindy Electronium
12 Wheels That Go,Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night! - (TRUE instrumental)
13 Limbo: The Organized Mind,Hostess: Twinkies
14 Portofino - (version 1),Hostess: Twinkies - (TRUE instrumental)
15 Country Fair,Ohio Bell: Thermo Fax
16 Lady Gaylord,Pygmy Taxi Corporation, The
17 Good Air - (take 7),Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (take 1, announce copy)
18 IBM MT/ST: The Paperwork Explosion,Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (full version)
19 Domino,Lightworks - (slow version)
20 Super Cheer,Paperwork Explosion, The - (TRUE instrumental)
21 Cheer: Revision 3,Auto-Lite: Ford Family
22 Twilight In Turkey,Auto-Lite: Ford Family - (TRUE instrumental)
23 Medley:: Raymond Scott Quote / Vicks: Medicated Cough Drops,Raymond Scott Quote
24 Vicks: Formula 44,Auto-Lite: Wheels
25 Auto-Lite: Spark Plugs,Bufferin: Memories - (demo version)
26 Nescafe,Space Mystery (Montage)
27 Awake,Toy Trumpet, The
28 Backwards Overload,Backward Bleeps
29 Bufferin: Memories - (original version),Raymond Scott Quote / Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful
30 Bandito The Bongo Artist,Lightworks - (alternate instrumental version)
31 Night And Day,When Will It End?
32 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (395),Bendix 2: The Tomorrow People
33 K2r,Electronic Audio Logos, Inc.
34 IBM Probe
35 GMGM 1A
36 Rhythm Modulator, The
Disc 2
1 Manhattan Research Inc. Copyright,Ohio Plus
2 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (take 4, TRUE instrumental),In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen
3 Bendix 1: The Tomorrow People,General Motors: Futurama
4 Lightworks,Portofino - (version 2)
5 Bass-Line Generator, The,Wild Piece, The
6 Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night!,Ripples
7 B.C. 1675,Cyclic Bit
8 VIM,Ripples (Montage)
9 Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful - (TRUE instrumental),Wing Thing, The
10 Sprite: Melonball Bounce - (TRUE instrumental),Country Fair - (TRUE instrumental)
11 Sprite: Melonball Bounce,Cindy Electronium
12 Wheels That Go,Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night! - (TRUE instrumental)
13 Limbo: The Organized Mind,Hostess: Twinkies
14 Portofino - (version 1),Hostess: Twinkies - (TRUE instrumental)
15 Country Fair,Ohio Bell: Thermo Fax
16 Lady Gaylord,Pygmy Taxi Corporation, The
17 Good Air - (take 7),Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (take 1, announce copy)
18 IBM MT/ST: The Paperwork Explosion,Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (full version)
19 Domino,Lightworks - (slow version)
20 Super Cheer,Paperwork Explosion, The - (TRUE instrumental)
21 Cheer: Revision 3,Auto-Lite: Ford Family
22 Twilight In Turkey,Auto-Lite: Ford Family - (TRUE instrumental)
23 Medley:: Raymond Scott Quote / Vicks: Medicated Cough Drops,Raymond Scott Quote
24 Vicks: Formula 44,Auto-Lite: Wheels
25 Auto-Lite: Spark Plugs,Bufferin: Memories - (demo version)
26 Nescafe,Space Mystery (Montage)
27 Awake,Toy Trumpet, The
28 Backwards Overload,Backward Bleeps
29 Bufferin: Memories - (original version),Raymond Scott Quote / Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful
30 Bandito The Bongo Artist,Lightworks - (alternate instrumental version)
31 Night And Day,When Will It End?
32 Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (395),Bendix 2: The Tomorrow People
33 K2r,Electronic Audio Logos, Inc.
34 IBM Probe
35 GMGM 1A
36 Rhythm Modulator, The
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