13 Songs, 50 Minutes


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4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings
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Known these songs for years LOVE em! Hard to believe that Barry started off writing the State Farm & Band-Aid jingles. I'm 16 and I totally think any of today's music (other than Michael Buble) is nothing but some synthesized rats singing. NO TALENT what so ever.
I mean half the artist of today can't even play a instrument so they just rap/talk in the mic. This music will always be the music that moved the generations!! Tryin' to Get that Feeling will make you want to get up and GROOVE!!

a song 4u ,

Beautiful Music

By the time of this release Barry was a true star loved and loathed by many, "I Write The Songs" would be the center of the love him/hate him debate that still goes on today. According to Barry, Clive Davis forced him to record that song and Barry not only conceded he blasted the production into space, it's a massive song. "New York City Rhythm," the re-written "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again," originally written to tell a story from a woman's point of view, the Carpenters recorded the song exactly as written during the "Horizon" sessions in 1975, was discarded then lost, discovered in 1994, the production completed and released in 1994 and '95 for the compilation album of covers "Interpretations" released in the U.K. and the U.S. respectively, were major hits. "Bandstand Boogie" was yet another hit, retro-flavored featuring Barry's stacked vocals, "As Sure As I'm Standing Here" is a beautifully produced ballad, "Lay Me Down" is a fan favorite, "Beautiful Music" is Barry's ode to music and a popular album track, "I'll Make You Music" and "Marry Me A Little" are bonus tracks, this cd was one of the re-issues from the 1996 remaster series then re-released a few years ago. The 1996 remaster was a bit muted, this version turns up the volume correcting the sonic levels.

Bobby Bee ,

Bobby Bee on Barry Manilow

Isn't it wierd ow 2 of my favorite singer are both named Barry (White & Manilow)?? The latter? I own all of his stuff just like the former. "Tryin' to Get the Feeling" was the beginning for me along w/ "I Write The Songs" (he truly does) and then we were off!

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