The Essential Barry Manilow

The Essential Barry Manilow

by Barry 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: 7814

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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The Essential Barry Manilow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MinTwinsNY More than 1 year ago
I believed that this collection was very similar to other artists' Essential collections - had all the big hits while some good tunes that were not played on manistream radio stations were included as well. For Barry Manilow, that was not difficult for disc 2 - it seemed like most of the selections on that disc were not as popular as his career was going more toward the Las Vegas show style and not as much time in the recording studio. Personally, I was just glad my favorite BM song was included, Some Kind of Friend. Not the first song when you think of him, but quite catchy!