Greatest Songs Of The Fifties CD (2006)

Artist: Barry Manilow

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No one can reinvent the great classics of the 1950’s better than Barry Manilow. He breathes new life and vitality into these truly wonderful songs and they sound fresh and timeless. We are together on a mission to bring to a new generation the great songs of a different era, and reuniting with him makes it all the more special.

Highlighted by a guest appearance from Phyllis McGuire of the McGuire Sisters on the medley of 1954 hits, “Sincerely/ Teach Me Tonight,” The Greatest Songs of the Fifties is a veritable jukebox of favorites. Any one of them would be a treat to hear on a new Manilow album – from his remake of the Four Lads’ “Moments To Remember” (1955) and the Everly Brothers’ “All I Have To Do Is Dream” (1958), to Bobby Darin’s “Beyond The Sea”(1959)– but to hear them collected on one album is a dream come true. The project (just like the era it emulates) cuts across musical genres, from The Four Ace’s ”Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” (1955), to Frankie Avalon’s “Venus,” to Johnny Mathis’ ”It's Not For Me To Say”(1957), to Tommy Edwards’ “It’s All In The Game” (1958), and Dinah Washington’s signature “What A Difference A Day Makes” (1959).

Some of America’s greatest artists are evoked on songs that are forever associated with them, for example, Tony Bennett on “Rags To Riches” (1953) and the Four Aces on the motion picture title tune hit “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” (1955). More: the spirit of Frank Sinatra imbues “Young At Heart”(1954) and Elvis Presley is remembered with “Are You Lonesome Tonight.” “Unchained Melody”(1955) remains one of the most-recorded songs in contemporary popular music. The album will be available as a CD and DualDisc release, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the record.

For Manilow, The Greatest Songs of the Fifties is a labor of love – by an artist whose career has encompassed every facet of popular music, from his own string of top 40 hits in the ’70s and ’80s to side trips into swing, jazz vocalese, Broadway show tunes, Christmas music, hits from the silver screen, even the special tribute Manilow Sings Sinatra.

Specifications

Label Arista Records/sbme
SKU 202154443
UPC 828767450926
UPC 14 00828767450926
Format CD
Release Date 1/31/2006
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Author Barry Manilow
Compilation Appearance At Long Last
Compilation Appearance Duets (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Midnight
Compilation Appearance Best Of Our Love: Valentines Day Collection /
Compilation Appearance At The Movies
Compilation Appearance Hope Floats / O.s.t.(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Double Feature(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance With A Twist
Compilation Appearance Night Songs
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Christmas 2
Associated Artist/Work Coil, Pat
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Randy Walman
Associated Artist/Work Waldman, Randy
Technical Info
Producer Barry Manilow
CatalogID 74509
Lable Name Arista
Released 01/31/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00828767450926
Musical Guests
The Association
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Mike Landau (guitar); Walter Afanasieff (keyboards, programming).
A significant album for Barry Manilow, THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE FIFTIES finds the Brooklyn-born crooner taking on tunes that were popular in his youth. This 2006 outing also marks Manilow's return to his former label, Arista, with the company's founder, Clive Davis, setting the singer up with 1950s pop classics much in the way that the savvy businessman steered Rod Stewart in the direction of jazzy standards.
The result is a light, breezy affair that showcases Manilow's easy-going charm, as revealed on his gentle versions of the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" and the Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream." Wisely avoiding over-the-top arrangements, this record presents a lush, restrained sound that allows Manilow's velvety voice to shine, making it one of the performer's finest studio albums in decades.
Disc 1
1 Moments To Remember
2 It's All In The Game
3 Unchained Melody
4 Venus
5 It's Not For Me To Say
6 Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
7 Rags To Riches
8 Teach Me Tonight / Sincerely
9 Are You Lonesome Tonight?
10 Young At Heart
11 All I Have To Do Is Dream
12 What A Difference A Day Makes
13 Beyond The Sea

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