Manilow Sings Sinatra

Manilow Sings Sinatra

by Barry ManilowBarry Manilow


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The key to Barry Manilow's somewhat pointless tribute to Frank Sinatra, creatively titled Manilow Sings Sinatra, are the arrangers Manilow and producer Phil Ramone hand-picked to guide the sessions: Johnny Mandel, Patrick Williams, Don Sebesky, and Artie Butler. They make this 14-song hat-tip listenable, providing top-notch arrangements to the otherwise stiff recordings. Tackling many of Ol' Blue Eyes' big ones (from "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" to "Strangers in the Night"), as well as writing two new odes to the man himself, Manilow dives into the material with both heart and soul. Indeed, there's nothing offensive about Manilow's takes on these classics; he pulls them off with class and style. But they've been done before, with more class and more style. And well-intentioned as this album may be, it's ultimately an unnecessary excursion.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2009
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886974790020
catalogNumber: 747900
Rank: 37019

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Manilow   Primary Artist
Keith Green   Viola
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Pete Christlieb   Reeds
Steve Kujala   Reeds
Pete Jolly   Piano
Lanny Morgan   Reeds
Patrick Williams   Conductor
John Chiodini   Guitar
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Richard Todd   French Horn
Elizabeth Wilson   Violin
Robert Adcock   Cello
Timothy Barr   Bass
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Douglas Besterman   Conductor,Keyboards
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Ray Brown   Bass
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Denyse Buffum   Viola
Larry Bunker   Percussion
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Artie Butler   Conductor
Andrea Byers   Violin
Lee Callet   Reeds
Darius Campo   Violin
Russ Cantor   Violin
Mark Cargill   Violin
Gene Cipriano   Reeds
Ronald Clark   Violin
Jeff Clayton   Reeds
John Clayton   Bass
Larry Corbett   Cello
Rollice Dale   Viola
Brian Dembow   Viola
Joel Derouin   Violin
Yvette Devereaux   Violin
Maurice Dicterow   Violin
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Assa Drori   Violin,Concert Master
Don Sebesky   Conductor
Bob Efford   Reeds
Ernest Ehrhardt   Cello
Jerry Epstein   Viola
Kirstin Fife   Violin
Stefanie Fife   Cello
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Jim Fox   Guitar
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
George Graham   Trumpet
Daniel Greco   Percussion
James Harrah   Electric Guitar
Terry Harrington   Reeds
Peter Hatch   Viola
Gwen Heller   Violin
Dan Higgins   Reeds
Greg Huckins   Reeds
Patricia Johnson   Violin
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Anne Karam   Cello
Eddie Karam   Conductor
Michael Lang   Synthesizer
Brian Leonard   Violin
Warren Leuning   Trumpet
Charles Loper   Trombone
Sal Lozano   Reeds
Earl Madison   Cello
Johnny Mandel   Conductor
Andy Martin   Trombone
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Larry McGuire   Trumpet
Dennis Molchan   Violin
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Dick Nash   Trombone
Jack Nimitz   Reeds
Don Palmer   Violin
Dean Parks   Guitar
John Pena   Bass,Electric Bass
John Pisano   Guitar
Linda Rose   Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky   Violin
James Ross   Viola
Nancy Stein-Ross   Cello
Daniel Rothmuller   Cello
Carl Saunders   Trumpet
David Shamban   Cello
Kwihee Shambanari   Violin
Haim Shtrum   Violin
David Stenske   Violin
Paul Stevens   French Horn
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
Kimiyo Takeya   Violin
Paul Viapiano   Guitar
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Evan Wilson   Viola
Gary Woodward   Reeds
David Young   Bass
Shari Zipper   Violin
Albie Berk   Drums
William Elton   Trombone
Gregg Field   Drums
Ezra Kliger   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
John Scanlon   Viola
Patricia Aiken   Violin
Rhonni Hallman   Violin
Marilyn L. Johnson   French Horn
Daniel Kelley   French Horn
Sebastian Toettcher   Cello
Renita Koven   Viola
Michael Melvoin   Piano
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Robert Sanov   Violin
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Steve Huffsteter   Trumpet
Suzanna Giordono   Viola
Rowena Hamil   Cello
Stephens la Fever   Bass
Norman Ludwin   Bass
Andrew Picken   Viola
Michael Skloff   Keyboards
Jacqueline Suzuki   Violin
Gregory Williams   French Horn
Antony Cooke   Cello
John Lorge   French Horn
Frances Liu Wu   Bass
Paul Klintworth   French Horn
Igor Kiskatchi   Violin
Margot Aldcroft   Viola
Frank Baptist   Trumpet
Julie Berghofer   Harp
PierGiorgio Bertucelli   Keyboards
Tamsen Beseke   Violin
Eve Butler   Violin
Nathan Campbell   French Horn
Jennifer Munday   Violin
North Wood   Violin
James Stark   Violin
Julia Staudhammer   Viola
Tom Rainer   Piano
Galina Golovin   Violin
Don Shelton   Reeds
Constance Deeter   Bass
Bradley Kintscher   French Horn
Alan Ellsworth   Violin
Larry Hall   Trumpet
James Atkinson   French Horn
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Chris Ermacoff   Cello
Marc Sazer   Violin
Karen Jones   Violin
David H. Speltz   Cello
Ralph Morrison   Violin,Concert Master
Louise di Tullio   Reeds
John Mason   French Horn

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Producer,Liner Notes,Vocal Arrangements
Patrick Williams   Arranger
Douglas Besterman   Arranger,Rhythm Sequencing
Artie Butler   Arranger
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Producer
Henry Mayer   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Don Murray   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Sheri G. Lee   Art Direction
Michael Skloff   Rhythm Sequencing
Hans Bradtke   Composer
PierGiorgio Bertucelli   Rhythm Sequencing

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