Duets Collection by Barry Manilow
NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning recording artist Barry Manilow has been proudly collaborating with the world’s greatest singers whenever possible. His duet partners have included Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Reba McEntire, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Diane Schuur, Phyllis McGuire (of the McGuire Sisters), Sheena Easton, and many more. He has also collaborated with pop groups like Kid Creole & the Coconuts and The Association.
For the first time, 15 of Barry’s most outstanding and memorable performances with an A-list of singers have been collected on Duets. The title will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting May 3, through Arista/ Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. Duets is a timely reminder of Barry Manilow’s successful residency at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas, with performance dates now extended into 2012.
“I’m very proud of this album,” Manilow said recently. “Recording each song was a thrill because these singers are so great, but listening to all of the cuts back-to-back was an overwhelming experience. Getting the opportunity to sing with them was an honor.”
With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records). His track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
DUETS by BARRY MANILOW (Arista/Legacy 88697 82093 2) ----------------------------------------------------
Title With From album (or source) Year ----- ---- ---------------------- ---- 1. *You've Got A Melissa The Greatest Songs of Friend Manchester the Seventies 2007 Kid Creole & the 2. Hey Mambo Coconuts Swing Street 1987 3. Let Me Be Your Wings Debra Byrd Thumbelina O.S. 1994 (end title duet) Greatest Songs Of The 4. Cherish/Windy The Association Sixties 2006 5. Look To The Rainbow Barbara Cook Showstoppers 1991 6. Islands In The Greatest Songs Of The Stream Reba McEntire Eighties 2008 Mel Torme (featuring 7. Big City Blues Gerry Mulligan) 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe 1984 Bette Midler Sings The 8. On A Slow Boat To Rosemary Clooney China Bette Midler Songbook 2003 Manilow Collection/20 9. Run To Me Dionne Warwick Classic Hits 1985 Diane Schuur (featuring Stan 10. Summertime Getz) Swing Street 1987 11. Sincerely/Teach The Greatest Songs of Me Tonight Phyllis McGuire the Fifties 2005 12. Blue Sarah Vaughan 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe 1984 The Pebble and the 13. Now And Forever Sheena Easton Penguin O.S. 1995 14. I Won't Be The Duets (by Barbra One To Let Go Barbra Streisand Streisand) 2002 15. The Last Duet Lily Tomlin Barry 1980
* indicates previously unreleased mix
SOURCE Legacy Recordings