Manilow Revisits The '50s On New Album
Barry Manilow re-teams with longtime collaborator Clive Davis on his new album, "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties," which revisits hit songs from the pre-rock'n'roll era.Barry Manilow re-teams with longtime collaborator Clive Davis on his new album, "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties," which revisits hit songs from the pre-rock'n'roll era. The 13-track project is due Jan. 31 via Arista, for which Manilow is recording for the first time in five years.
The tentative track list features such songs as the Everly Brothers' "All I Have To Do Is Dream," Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight," Tony Bennett's "Rags to Riches," Dinah Washington's "What a Difference a Day Makes," Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea" and Johnny Mathis' "It's Not for Me To Say."
The McGuire Sisters' Phyllis McGuire guests on a medley of "Sincerely" and "Teach Me Tonight."
"Being given the opportunity to co-produce, co-arrange and sing these rarely sung golden standards is a privilege," says Manilow. "I hope they affect a new generation of listeners as deeply as they did those of us who were there."
Manilow is presently encamped in Las Vegas performing his revue "Music and Passion," which has dates on tap through December 2006.
Here is the tentative track list for "The Greatest Songs of the Fifties":
"Moments To Remember"
"All I Have To Do Is Dream"
"It's Not for Me To Say"
"It's All in the Game"
"Young at Heart"
"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"
"Are You Lonesome Tonight"
"Rags to Riches"
"Beyond the Sea"
"What a Difference a Day Makes"
"Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight" (medley)