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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : Barry Manilow Genre : Rock Style : Singer Songwriter, Contemporary, Easy listening, MOR, 70's Pop Instr. : Vocals Rating : importance (1) popularity (1) All-Music Guide Biography Barry Manilow just can't get any respect. He's been at the butt end of a million remarks regarding what's wrong with radio. Only recently has another act taken that honor away from him, in the form of fellow Arista labelmates Milli Vanilli. At least Manilow could play and sing. It's Manilow's sugary romantic MOR ballads, fortified with throw-in-the-kitchen-sink productions, that have always rankled detractors. Nevertheless, that never kept him from selling over fifty million records worldwide. The biggest successes, among his many hits, include "Mandy" (#1), "Could It Be Magic" (#6), "I Write the Songs" (#1), "Looks Like We Made It" (#1), "Can't Smile without You" (#3), "Weekend in New England" (#10), "Copacabana (At the Copa)" (#8), "Ships" (#9), "Somewhere in the Night" (#9), and "I Made It through the Rain" (#10). ~ Rick Clark ---------- Related Artists ----------- Air Supply Midler, Bette Edelman, Randy ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- John, Elton Beatles, The Tin Pan Alley Spector, Phil 60s Pop music ---------- Bibliography ---------- Elson, Howard |Barry Manilow |Proteus Jasper, Tony |Barry Manilow |W.H. Alien Morse, Ann |Barry Manilow |Creative Educatio Bego, Mark |Barry Manilow: An Authorized |Grosset & Dunlap Weir, Simon |Barry Manilow for the Record |Stafford Pemberto Peters, Richard |Barry Manilow Scrapbook: His |Souvenir Press Clarke, Alan |Magic of Barry Manilow, The |Prize Books/Prote Birthdate & Place : Jun 17, 1946 AMG Artist ID # : P000004838 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Complete Collection and Then So|1992|Arista |18714 | | Good Showstoppers |1991|Arista |18687 | | Good Because It's Xmas - Video |1991|Arista |5716 | | Greatest Hits - Vol. 3 |1989|Arista |8600 |R | BestA Swing Street |1988|Arista |8527 | S | BestA Live on Broadway - Video |1987|Arista |8638 | | Twenty Classic Hits |1985|Arista |8274 | S | Good Manilow |1985|RCA |7044 | | OK 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe |1984|Arista |8254 | | BestA Greatest Hits - Vol. 2 |1983|Arista |8102 |R |+BestA Oh, Julie! |1982|Arista |2500 | S | OK Here Comes the Night |1982|Arista |9610 | | OK If I Should Love Again |1981|Arista |8123 | | OK Nice Boy Like Me, A |1980|Hepperlen |3333 | | Barry |1980|Arista |9537 | | OK One Voice |1979|Arista |9505 | S | OK Greatest Hits - Vol. 1 |1978|Arista |8598 |R |+BestA Greatest Hits |1978|Arista |8601 | | BestA Even Now |1978|Arista |8230 | | Poor Live |1977|Arista |8049 |R | BestA Barry Manilow / Live (2 LP) |1977|Arista |8500 | | Good This One's for You |1976|Arista |8331 | S | OK Tryin' to Get the Feeling |1975|Arista |4060 | | BestA Barry Manilow I |1975|Arista |4007 | | BestA Barry Manilow II |1974|Arista |8560 | S | BestA Barry Manilow |1973|Arista |8560 | S | BestA Making of 2:am Paradise Cafe |Z |RCA |60417 | | Live at Greek |Z |Pioneer |24467 | | Greatest Hits, Vol. Ii | |Arista | | | Greatest Hits Box Set |Z |Arista |8611 |R | Concert at Blenheim Palace |Z | | | | Broadway |Z |Pioneer |24355 | | Blenheim Palace |Z |Pioneer |21999 | | Because It's Christmas |Z |Arista |8644 |R | BestA Another Life | |Arista |18714 | | All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #028, entered Dec 15, 1984, on charts 017 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1984 (release) AMG ID : R000012361 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8254 CS Arista AC-8254 LP Arista AL8-8254 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Another Life Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000184054 --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista 18714-2 CS Arista 18714-4 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Barry Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #015, entered Dec 13, 1980, on charts 020 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1980 (release) AMG ID : R000012355 --------- Album Releases --------- Arista AL-9537 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Barry Manilow Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #064, entered May 20, 1989, on charts 016 weeks Down Beat #3.5 Genre : Rock Time : 49:09 min Date : 1973 (release) AMG ID : R000012344 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8560 LP Arista ALB6-8372 CS Arista AC-8570 1972 LP Bell 1129 Bell 1314 LP Arista ALB6-8372 Arista 4007 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Ron Dante - Producer Barry Manilow - Producer ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Barry Manilow / Live (2 LP) Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #001, entered May 28, 1977, on charts 067 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1977 (release) AMG ID : R000012350 --------- Album Releases --------- Arista 8500 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Barry Manilow I Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #028, entered Aug 2 , 1975, on charts 051 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1975 (release) AMG ID : R000012346 --------- Album Releases --------- Arista 4007 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Barry Manilow II Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #009, entered Nov 23, 1974, on charts 058 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1974 (release) AMG ID : R000012345 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8560 CD Arista ARCD-8560 1974 Bell 1314 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Ron Dante - Producer, Vocal (background) Michael DeLugg - Engineer Barry Manilow - PRD/ARR/VCB Harry Maslin - Engineer Bruce Tergesen - Engineer ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Because It's Christmas Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Rock Time : 42:33 min Type : christmas AMG ID : R000012338 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8644 CS Arista AC-8644 LP Arista AL-8644 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Christmas classics in the Manilow style. Nestle under the mistletoe with this one. ~ David A. Milberg ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Because It's Xmas - Video Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Charts : Billboard #040, entered Dec 1 , 1990, on charts 008 weeks Genre : Rock Type : video, christmas Date : 1991 (release) AMG ID : R000086708 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- Arista 5716 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Blenheim Palace Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video AMG ID : R000086709 --------- Album Releases --------- Pioneer 21999 RCA 60637 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Broadway Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video AMG ID : R000086710 --------- Album Releases --------- Pioneer 24355 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Complete Collection and Then Some ... , The Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : compilation, box Date : 1992 (release) AMG ID : R000074528 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1992 Arista 18714 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Concert at Blenheim Palace Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video AMG ID : R000131818 (album inprint) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Even Now Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Poor Charts : Billboard #003, entered Feb 25, 1978, on charts 058 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1978 (release) AMG ID : R000012352 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8230 CD Arista AB-4164 CS Arista ACB6-8322 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Greatest Hits Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #007, entered Dec 2 , 1978, on charts 075 weeks Genre : Rock Type : compilation Date : 1978 (release) AMG ID : R000012353 --------- Album Releases --------- Arista A2L-8601 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Greatest Hits - Vol. 1 Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist (First Pick) Charts : Billboard #007, on charts 075 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 35:53 min Type : compilation Date : 1978 (release) AMG ID : R000012351 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8598 1989 CS Arista AC-8598 Arista 8601 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Manilow has had a load of albums but essentially he is a singles artist. This first GREATEST HITS collection is the place to start, for those desiring an introduction to one of the most successful MOR singers of all time. Among the songs included in this collection are "Mandy," "Looks Like We Made It," "Can't Smile without You," "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again," and "Daybreak." ~ Rick Clark ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Greatest Hits - Vol. 2 Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist (First Pick) Charts : Billboard #030, entered Dec 3 , 1983, on charts 019 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 41:27 min Type : compilation Date : 1983 (release) AMG ID : R000012360 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8102 LP Arista ALB6-8291 CD Arista ARCD-8599 CS Arista AC-8599 CD Arista ARCD-8102 LP Arista ALB6-8291 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Includes "Could It Be Magic," "This One's for You," "Weekend in New England," "Copacabana (At the Copa)," and "I Write the Songs." ~ Rick Clark ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Greatest Hits - Vol. 3 Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Rock Type : compilation Date : 1989 (release) AMG ID : R000012365 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8600 CS Arista AC-8600 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- VOL. 3 isn't as consistently strong as the first two, since it consists mainly of his less successful tracks. This set contains "The Old Songs," "Memory," "Let's Hang On," "Somewhere Down the Road," "I Made It through the Rain," and his Top Ten version of Ian Hunter's "Ships." ~ Rick Clark ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Greatest Hits Box Set Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : compilation, box AMG ID : R000074527 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- Arista 8611 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- For Barry Manilow fanatics this lavish, expensive box set (which is filled with rarities) will be hard to live without but more casual fans should stick with the GREATEST HITS albums. ~ All-Music Guide ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. Ii Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000189407 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8599 CS Arista AC-8599 LP Arista AL-8599 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Here Comes the Night Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #032, entered Dec 18, 1982, on charts 027 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000012358 --------- Album Releases --------- Arista AL-9610 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : If I Should Love Again Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #014, entered Oct 17, 1981, on charts 025 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1981 (release) AMG ID : R000012357 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- LP Arista AL5-8123 CS Arista AC5-8123 LP Arista AL-9573 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Live Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #001, on charts 067 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1977 (release) AMG ID : R000012349 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista A2CD-8049 CS Arista AC13-8049 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- LIVE was Manilow's only #1 album. The performances are so seamless that it's practically a faithfully performed greatest-hits album. It includes the hit "Daybreak." ~ Rick Clark ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Live at Greek Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video AMG ID : R000086711 --------- Album Releases --------- Pioneer 24467 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Live on Broadway - Video Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Charts : Billboard #196, entered Jun 30, 1990, on charts 001 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 74:10 min Type : video Date : 1987 (release) AMG ID : R000129926 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista A2CD-8638 Arista 5708 CD Arista 8638 CS Arista AC-8638 LP Arista AL-8638 1990 Arista 8638 1990 Arista-6 West Home Video 5708 CD Arista 8638 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Making of 2:am Paradise Cafe Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video AMG ID : R000129925 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- RCA 60417 RCA/Columbia Music Vision Video 60417 RCA/Columbia Music Vision Video 60417 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Manilow Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #042, entered Nov 30, 1985, on charts 024 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1985 (release) AMG ID : R000012362 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD RCA PCD1-7044 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Nice Boy Like Me, A Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Date : 1980 (release) AMG ID : R000012356 --------- Album Releases --------- Hepperlen AG-3333 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Oh, Julie! Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #069, entered Sep 25, 1982, on charts 009 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000012359 --------- Album Releases --------- Arista 2500 1982 Arista 2500 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Mike Baird - Drums Dennis Belfield - Guitar (bass) Bill Champlin - Vocal (background) Dirk Dalton - Engineer Michael DeLugg - Engineer Bill Drescher - Engineer Scott Edwards - Guitar (bass) Alan Estes - Percussion Robben Ford - Guitar Steve George - Vocal (background) John Goux - Guitar Ed Greene - Drums John Hobbs - Keyboards Mitch Holder - Guitar Paul Jackson Jr - Guitar Tom Kelly - Vocal (background) Barry Manilow - PRD/S/VCB Richard Page - Vocal (background) Dorothy Remsen - Harp ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : One Voice Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #009, entered Oct 20, 1979, on charts 025 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1979 (release) AMG ID : R000012354 --------- Album Releases --------- Arista AL-9505 1979 Arista 9505 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Dennis Belfield - Guitar (bass) Michael Boddicker - Synthesizer Alan Estes - Percussion Jim Gordon - Drums Ed Greene - Drums Mitch Holder - Guitar David Hungate - Guitar (bass) Will Lee - Guitar (bass) Barry Manilow - Piano Bill Mays - Keyboards Sid Sharp - CMT Ian Underwood - Synthesizer Jai Winding - Keyboards ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Showstoppers Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #068, entered Oct 12, 1991, on charts 008 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 60:54 min Date : Sep 10, 1991 (release) AMG ID : R000012342 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1991 CD Arista 18687-2 1991 CS Arista 18687-4 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Swing Street Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #070, entered Dec 12, 1987, on charts 021 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1988 (release) AMG ID : R000012343 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8527 CS Arista AC-8527 CD Arista 18714 1987 Arista 8527 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- "Uncle Festive" Eddie Arkin - Producer Kid & the Coconuts Creole Full Swing Stan Getz Phyllis Hyman - Vocal Barry Manilow - Producer Barry Manilow - Vocal Gerry Mulligan Tom Scott Diane Scuur - Vocal ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : This One's for You Artist : Barry Manilow Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #006, entered Aug 21, 1976, on charts 060 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1976 (release) AMG ID : R000012348 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Arista ARCD-8331 CS Arista ACB6-8331 1976 Arista 4090 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Alan Axelrod - Keyboards Ron Dante - Guitar Steven Donaghey - Guitar (bass) Dennis Farac - Guitar Gerry Friedman - Guitar Lee Gurst - Drums Will Lee - Guitar (bass) Barry Manilow - Piano Carlos Martin - Conga Richard Resnicoff -

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