Scores: Songs from Copacabana and Harmony

Scores: Songs from Copacabana and Harmony

by Barry Manilow


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On Scores, Barry Manilow treats his audience to songs he composed for two stage productions, Copacabana and Harmony. There’s always been a strong theatrical streak in Manilow’s work, and his tunes for these two shows are solidly in that vein. The results give proof that this perennial showman also has a real knack for stagecraft: Some of his most memorable songs of the past decade are contained here. And Manilow himself sounds as inspired and technically assured as ever, his voice remaining in truly remarkable condition nearly 30 years after his first hit single. The various songs aren’t overly tied to the their sources, allowing each to be enjoyed without an understanding of plot or character. Among the highlights are the ballads, "Who Needs to Dream?" and "Every Single Day"; the bouncy "Sweet Heaven (I'm in Love Again)" and "Harmony"; the brassy crowd-pleasers "Just Arrived" and "Dancin' Fool"; and the inspirational finale "Stars in the Night." The inclusion of Manilow’s “Copacabana,” in a successfully revamped disco version, brings continuity to the project. With this album, Manilow fans will be able to hum the tunes from these musicals on their way into the theater.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2004
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431225126
catalogNumber: 2251
Rank: 84351

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Manilow   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Olivia Newton-John   Vocals
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Chuck Berghofer   Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Kenneth Burward-Hoy   Viola
Bryant Byers   Trombone
Lee Callet   Woodwind
Darius Campo   Violin
Bob Carr   Woodwind
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Mark Converse   Percussion
Joel Derouin   Violin
Assa Drori   Violin,Concert Master
Jeff Driskill   Woodwind
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Dan Higgins   Woodwind
Greg Huckins   Woodwind
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Peter Kent   Violin
Armen Ksadjikian   Cello
Mike Lent   Guitar
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Larry McGuire   Trumpet
Ron Pedley   Synthesizer,Piano
Kazi Pitelka   Viola
Katia Popov   Violin
Dave Reitzas   Percussion,Drums
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Tina Soule   Cello
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
Cecilia Tsan   Cello
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Shari Zippert   Violin
Gayle Levant   Harp
Haim Strum   Violin
Steve Welch   Piano
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Johana Krejci   Violin
John Krovoza   Cello
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Russ McKinnon   Drums
Ron Walters   Piano
Dana Kelley   French Horn
Paul Klintworth   French Horn
Julie Berghofer   Harp
Eve Butler   Violin
Jennifer Munday   Violin
Trevor Handy   Cello
Jim Stärk   Violin
Bob Becker   Viola
Lisa Dondlinger   Violin
Phillip D. Feather   Woodwind
Becky Bunnell   Violin
Lauren Evans   Background Vocals
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson   Viola
Craig Gosnell   Trombone
Raymond Kobler   Violin
Dynell Weber   Violin
Caroline Buckman   Viola
Charlie Morialias   Trombone
Andy Rumble   Piano
Trish Skye   French Horn
Yan To   Violin
Olivia Tsui Irina Voloshina   Violin
Victoria Miskolczy   Viola
John A. Reynolds   French Horn
Brett Banducci   Viola
David H. Speltz   Cello
Kevin Connolly   Violin

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Artie Butler   Arranger,Composer
Jez Colin   Arranger,Producer
Don Sebesky   Arranger
Jack Feldman   Composer,Lyricist
Marc Hulett   Personal Assistant
Garry Kief   Executive Producer
Phil Ramone   Producer,Audio Production
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Bruce Sussman   Composer,Lyricist,Liner Notes
Jonathan Tunick   Arranger
Doug Walter   Arranger
David Benson   Arranger,Producer
Larry Hochman   Arranger
Jonathan Barrick Griffiths   String Arrangements
John Adams   Art Direction
Rob Kief   Executive Producer
Andy Rumble   Arranger
Sara Zickuhr   Art Direction

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After listening to the entire Scores album/CD, I have one word for Barry...BRAVO!!! IMHO the music/songs on Scores represent exactly why the world fell in love with Barry Manilow and his music and so did I. The arrangements are beautiful, lush and spellbinding, and Barry's voice is stronger and better than ever. The new version of "Copacabana" is fabulous because it stays true to the original while combining a fresh, energetic element to make it new and fresh for the 21st century. As for the additional lyrics and the new version of "Sweet Heaven" I totally love it!!! The additional lyrics like "So glad to be hooked again" and "My Saturdays are booked again" just make "Sweet Heaven" that much more energetic and fresh than the original. In addition, the studio versions of "Every Single Day" and "Stars In The Night" are some of the best studio recordings Barry has ever made IMHO. In addition, "Where You Go" is definitely one of the most (if not the most) emotional song Barry has ever recorded live or in the studio. WYG is a hauntingly beautiful song, and I can't get enough of it or the song "In This World." I also enjoyed Barry and Olivia Newton-John's duet of "This Can't Be Real", which is an absolutely beautiful song. I have always loved their voices individually, and hearing them together is a real treat for me. Barry and Bruce Sussman's liner notes are wonderful, too. In conclusion, the "Scores" CD has moved right to the top of the list of my favorite Barry Manilow studio albums along with "Here At The Mayflower," "2:00 AM Paradise Cafe" and "Swing Street." Congratulations, Barry! IMHO "Scores" is definitely one of the best albums of your career.
Guest More than 1 year ago
buy this cd! stars in the night will make you cry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This C.D. is swell. I have loved barry manilow since 1974. I wish he had been arouind when I was 10 in 1930.