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Format: CD
Sku: 202154443
UPC: 828767450926
UPC 14: 00828767450926
Release Date: 1/31/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Moments To Remember ~ Barry Manilow
2. It's All In The Game ~ Barry Manilow
3. Unchained Melody ~ Barry Manilow
4. Venus ~ Barry Manilow
5. It's Not For Me To Say ~ Barry Manilow
6. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing ~ Barry Manilow
7. Rags To Riches ~ Barry Manilow
8. Teach Me Tonight / Sincerely ~ Barry Manilow
9. Are You Lonesome Tonight? ~ Barry Manilow
10. Young At Heart ~ Barry Manilow
11. All I Have To Do Is Dream ~ Barry Manilow
12. What A Difference A Day Makes ~ Barry Manilow
13. Beyond The Sea ~ Barry Manilow
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.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Mike Landau (guitar); Walter Afanasieff (keyboards, programming).
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Barry Manilow

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist The Association

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Duets (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Our Love: Valentines Day Collection /
Muze Music Compilations Double Feature(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Night Songs
Muze Music Compilations With A Twist
Muze Music Compilations Hope Floats / O.s.t.(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations At The Movies

Associated Artists and Works

Coil, Pat
Original Soundtrack
Randy Walman
Waldman, Randy

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/31/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 74509
Music Label Name Label : Arista
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00828767450926

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