Duets Collection by Barry Manilow

March 2, 2011

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.

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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
    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

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