The Essential Barry Manilow

The Essential Barry Manilow

by Barry ManilowBarry Manilow
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With the surplus of recent Barry Manilow greatest-hits compilations and previously issued anthologies, the choice to find the definitive survey of Manilow's works can be a chore for those with only a mild interest in the pop star's career. The recent success of 2002's outstanding Ultimate Manilow compilation warranted Arista to expand and reissue the anthology on two discs, providing a more definitive and thorough look at the crooner's catalog. Presented here in chronological order are 34 tracks, many of which were major chart-topping hits, with over half of them reaching the upper echelon of the pop charts during their heyday. The inclusion of various songs left off Ultimate Manilow ("Jump Shout Boogie" and "New York City Rhythm" being the two most obvious) will appease die-hard fans who felt slighted by their omission. Most loyalists will already have these hits either via the three greatest-hits compilations issued in the late '80s and '90s or Ultimate Manilow, but casual fans wanting a definitive anthology of his works will be well served by this, as it's most likely the only Manilow anthology they'll ever need.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2005
Label: Arista
UPC: 0828766822724
catalogNumber: 68227
Rank: 2274


Disc 1

  1. Mandy
  2. It's a Miracle
  3. Could It Be Magic
  4. I Write the Songs
  5. Bandstand Boogie
  6. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
  7. Beautiful Music
  8. This One's for You
  9. Weekend in New England
  10. Jump Shout Boogie
  11. Looks Like We Made It
  12. Daybreak
  13. New York City Rhythm
  14. Can't Smile Without You
  15. Even Now
  16. Copacabana (At the Copa)
  17. Ready to Take a Chance Again

Disc 2

  1. Somewhere in the Night
  2. Ships
  3. When I Wanted You
  4. I Don't Want to Walk Without You
  5. One Voice
  6. I Made It Through the Rain
  7. Lonely Together
  8. The Old Songs
  9. Somewhere Down the Road
  10. Memory
  11. Some Kind of Friend
  12. Read 'Em and Weep
  13. When October Goes
  14. I'm Your Man
  15. Brooklyn Blues
  16. Hey Mambo
  17. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Manilow   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lawrence Dermer   Group Member
Emilio Estefan   Group Member
Joe Galdo   Group Member

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Ian Hunter   Composer
Barry Manilow   Composer,Producer
Ron Dante   Producer
Randy Edelman   Composer
Bruce Johnston   Composer
Richard Kerr   Composer
Tom Snow   Composer
Jim Steinman   Composer,Producer
Kenny Nolan   Composer
Gino Cunico   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Charles Albertine   Composer
Adrienne Anderson   Composer
Eddie Arkin   Producer
Chris Arnold   Composer
Larry Elgart   Composer
Elgart   Composer
Scott English   Composer
Jack Feldman   Composer
Charles Fox   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Bob Horn   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Tom Kelly   Composer
Gerard Kenny   Composer
David Martin   Composer
Parker McGee   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Tony Moran   Producer
Geoff Morrow   Composer
Marty Panzer   Composer
David Pomeranz   Composer
Howie Rice   Composer,Producer
Jule Styne   Composer
Bruce Sussman   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Allan Rich   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Trevor Nunn   Composer
Drey Shepperd   Composer
Dianne Spoto Shattuck   Packaging Manager
Woody Pornpitaksuk   Engineer
Maria Triana   Engineer

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