||Riders to the Stars (Live)||Barry Manilow||4:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Why Don't We Live Together (Live)||Barry Manilow||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Looks Like We Made It (Live)||Barry Manilow||3:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||New York City Rhythm (Live)||Barry Manilow||4:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Very Strange Medley (V.S.M.) [Live]||Barry Manilow||4:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Medley: Jump Shout Boogie (Live)||Barry Manilow||7:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||This One's for You (Live)||Barry Manilow||4:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Daybreak (Live)||Barry Manilow||3:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lay Me Down (Live)||Barry Manilow||4:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Weekend In New England (Live)||Barry Manilow||4:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Studio Musician (Live)||Barry Manilow||3:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Could It Be Magic / Mandy (Live)||Barry Manilow||7:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's a Miracle (Live)||Barry Manilow||4:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It's Just Another News Year's Eve (Live)||Barry Manilow||5:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Write the Songs (Live)||Barry Manilow||4:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Live was Barry Manilow's only number one album, selling over three million copies, and aside from his greatest-hits collections, it was also his most consistent. In fact, Live was pretty close to a greatest-hits collection itself, covering most of Manilow's biggest chart successes up to 1977 and including a few of his stronger album cuts as well (primarily from This One's for You). The real treats for fans are a couple of medleys: one a jazz/boogie workout culminating in the theme from American Bandstand and the other a series of the high-profile advertising jingles Manilow penned before getting his big break as a solo performer (for products like Dr. Pepper, Kentucky Fried Chicken, State Farm, McDonald's, and others). Manilow delivers tight, professional, totally unselfconscious performances, maintaining his energy all through the double-LP set. It's arguably his strongest effort.
It doesn't get much better than Barry Manilow LIVE!
I know I had this album (in vinyl) way back when. But after seeing Barry this past summer in the heartland of America, I was reminded how much fun it is to listen to Barry LIVE. I just had to get this collection again for my iPOD. Something about Barry Manilow songs puts me in a good mood and makes me want to listen and listen.
Born: June 17, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s