Barry Manilow - Greatest Hits (1978) [1990, Reissue]

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Barry Manilow - Greatest Hits (1978) [1990, Reissue]

Barry Manilow - Greatest Hits (1978) [1990, Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Ballad | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (PNG) | 70:49 Min | 528,56 Mb
Label: Arista Records (USA) | Cat.# ARCD 8039 (DIDY 479) | Released: 1990-02-28 (1978)

"Greatest Hits" is the first greatest hits album by singer/songwriter Barry Manilow, released in 1978. The album was certified 3x platinum in the US, and would be Manilow's last of that certification as of 2010. It also features the new single, "Ready to Take a Chance Again", which reached #11 in the US the same year. In some European countries the album was released as Manilow Magic: The Best of or simply The Best of. It was a single LP with either 11 or 12 tracks.
~Wikipedia


Timing is a crucial issue in the release of a first "greatest-hits" anthology for an artist in mid-career, and Arista Records could not have improved on its decision to issue Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits in the fall of 1978. At the time, Manilow had enjoyed an unbroken string of 13 consecutive Top 30 hits, and the 14th, "Somewhere in the Night," was already in the pipeline. That was more than enough for the usual hits set, but Arista plumped for a double-LP set, including all 14 hit singles and adding another five album tracks. (With the advent of CDs, the label deleted one of those album tracks, "Jump Shot Boogie," and reissued Greatest Hits as a single 18-track, 69-minute CD, even though all 19 would have fit.) Most of the extras were uptempo numbers, making a welcome change of pace from the ballads that constituted most of Manilow's hits. One exception to this rule was "All the Time," a ballad that probably would have been a hit single if it could have been squeezed into Manilow's release schedule. Greatest Hits was perfectly timed because it caught Manilow at his popular peak; he would have more big hits, but not many, so that, for those who loved him, the essence of his repertoire was to be found here, from "Mandy" to "Copacabana" and all the AM favorites in between. For Manilow himself, this profit-taking product allowed him time to catch his breath. He hadn't had a new album since Even Now the previous winter, and he wouldn't have another one until One Voice, nearly a year in the future. (When it came, that LP would prove a mere million-seller after five consecutive multi-platinum albums.) Four years is a long time at the top of the heap in pop music, and Manilow's comprehensive Greatest Hits, covering 1974-1978, is an excellent time capsule of his most popular period.
~Review by William Ruhlmann


Barry Manilow - Greatest Hits (1978) [1990, Reissue]

Barry Manilow - Greatest Hits (1978) [1990, Reissue]


Release of the album: 1978, November [2xLPs Arista, Cat.# A2L 8601, USA]
Release of this CD: 1990, February, 28 [CD Arista Records (USA), Cat.# ARCD 8039 (DIDY 479) / UPC: 07822180392]
℗© 1978 Arista Records, Inc.
Made in U.S.A.
Printed in U.S.A.


Notes: Track "Jump Shout Boogie" which was on the original vinyl version of this compilation is not included here.

CD ARCD 8039 is available in 3 different configurations:
DIDY 479: (total time 70:49) Has disco version of Copa, Live version of Daybreak, and a slightly shorter album version of it's a miracle.
DIDY 479 (Total Time 68:49) Has Original Version of Copa (4:01), Studio version of Daybreak, and a slightly remixed version of "It's A Miracle. NDC:020831-2886-270
DIDX 162 (Made in Japan) (Total Time 69:06) Has original version of Copa, Live version of Daybreak and a slightly shorter album version of It's A Miracle.

Credits:

Art Direction – Donn Davenport
Engineer – Michael Delugg
Photography By [Back Cover] – John Ford
Photography By [Cover] – Ron Harris
Photography By [Inside Cover] – Lee Gurst
Producers – Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Sleeve Notes – Clive Davis


Tracklist:

01. Mandy (03:22)
(Richard Kerr, Scott English)
02. New York City Rhythm (04:44)
(Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)
03. Ready To Take A Chance Again (from the "Foul Play" soundtrack) (03:02)
(Norman Gimble, Charles Fox)
04. Looks Like We Made It (03:34)
(Richard Kerr, Will Jennings)
05. Daybreak (Live Version) (03:49)
(Adrienne Anderson, Barry Manilow)
06. Can't Smile Without You (03:14)
(Chris Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow)
07. It's A Miracle (Extended Single Mix) (03:45)
(Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)
08. Even Now (03:31)
(Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)
09. Bandstand Boogie (02:50)
(B. Manilow, B. Sussman, Bob Horn, C. Albertine, L. Elgart)
10. Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again (03:51)
(David Pomeranz)
11. Could It Be Magic (06:49)
(Adrienne Anderson, Barry Manilow)
12. Somewhere In The Night (03:27)
(Richard Kerr, Will Jennings)
13. Weekend In New England (03:46)
(Randy Edelman)
14. All The Time (03:18)
(Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)
15. This One's For You (03:28)
(Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)
16. Copacabana (Disco Version) (05:45)
(Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, Jack Feldman)
17. Beautiful Music (04:38)
(Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)
18. I Write The Songs (03:55)
(Bruce Johnston)

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DR13 -0.38 dB -15.33 dB 4:44 02-New York City Rhythm
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DR13 -0.26 dB -15.84 dB 3:45 07-It's A Miracle
DR12 -1.10 dB -17.18 dB 3:31 08-Even Now
DR13 -0.93 dB -17.26 dB 2:50 09-Bandstand Boogie
DR12 -1.91 dB -18.34 dB 3:51 10-Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again
DR11 -1.68 dB -17.00 dB 6:49 11-Could It Be Magic
DR13 -1.17 dB -17.86 dB 3:27 12-Somewhere In The Night
DR12 -1.65 dB -16.76 dB 3:46 13-Weekend In New England
DR12 -2.38 dB -19.77 dB 3:18 14-All The Time
DR11 -1.45 dB -16.54 dB 3:28 15-This One's For You
DR13 -0.07 dB -15.82 dB 5:45 16-Copacabana
DR14 -0.10 dB -17.34 dB 4:38 17-Beautiful Music
DR12 -1.44 dB -17.07 dB 3:55 18-I Write The Songs
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