℗ 2002 Arista Records, Inc.
Ultimate Manilow Tracklist:
I remember when this album was released. It reminded us again how powerfully beautiful a Barry Manilow song is. There was even a tv special that celebrated this album. Yes, Barry Manilow's music is truly the "ultimate"!
I have purchased the whole album; however the song “Somewhere Down the Road” refuses to complete its download. i am really frustrated with this. Please fix and help me get the song I have purchased downloaded to my computer! Thanks bunches!
Had to buy Bandstand Boogie after the passing of Dick Clark, the LEGEND of our baby boomer generation. And then had to buy several other tunes by Manilow…I had all his albums when I was growing up and now am repurchasing my favorite tunes by him. Copa Cabana, I made it through the Rain…so many GREAT songs by this great artist. Brings back many memories of friends, places…I am re-enjoying his music all over again.
"Can't Smile Without You" is a song that will get stuck in your head very easily. I know this because it got stuck in my head after hearing it while watching Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Don't ask me why, but it's good.
Barry Manilow has been one of my favorites since the 70's I even got to go to his concert and it was awesome. His songs always makes me want to sing with him and just feels good to listen. Brings back fond memories of when I was a kid. Thanks Barry for sharing your talent.
This is the ULTIMATE collection of Sappy songs. Coming home from DP with SGOAT1, Ms. Fe and our new fruity creatures. A memory I we cherish and smile about forever. "Could It Be Magic"? Its gotta be... :)~
im not the type of guy to listen to some old 80's jingle writer, but barry manilow is just amazing. theres nothing i dont like about him. just perfect. he's a boss. i especially love cant smile without you mainly because of hellboy 2.
This single cd was released before Arista was blended into Sony and it preceeds "The Essential Barry Manilow" two disc set. The 20 sides on this set are perfectly sequenced and well mastered. Compared to the remasters recently released this single set holds up a bit better soundwise. This cd is perfect for the fan looking for just the hits, "When October Goes" from Barry's jazz lp "2 A.M. Paradise Cafe" isn't live like the song listing suggests, the song was recorded "live" in the studio however, making the listing half right. The import version features the duet "Blue" recorded with Sarah Vaughn also from "2 A.M. Paradise Cafe" and features Barry's foray into techno-pop "You're Lookin' Hot Tonight" from his original "Greatest Hits Volume 2" lp released in 1984. Again for the absolute essential, it's here.
Just saw him in concert at the Las Vegas Hilton, and before he went on, they flashed the names of all his hits across the screen. I had forgotten half othem - Could It Be Magic, Tryin to Get the Feeling Again, Daybreak. Amazing how many hits he had. He put on a great show, and sounded good even though he had taken some songs down a notch. But he did sing Weekend in New England in the original key. ha ha Still a great entertainer and his songs do stand the test of time, some are so beautifully orchestrated. Great piano as well.
This music takes me right back to my childhood. I remember buying his records in the days when you listened to them over and over pouring over every inch of the album cover. I hadn't listened to Manilow in a while..so glad I found him again. Could It Be Magic..gave me goose bumps all over again.
I have to admit I'm a bit of a closet Fanilow! This is a great collection and the sound quality is really excellent compared with some of this other greatest hits collections (these sound like remastered versions). Too bad When Will I See You Again is not included, since that's one of my favorites. Still great!
This album is a must have for all young'ns born in the early 70's. It brings back wonderful childhood memories of my parents being young and my sister and I not having a single care in the world. I remember my mom buying the Even Now LP when I started kindergarten and she played it every morning while getting us ready for school. She wore that sucker out. She has since replaced it on CD.....and wore that out too. I think she has gone through 2 copies of it! Anyway, I developed my own tastes for the harder newer stuff, but Barry Manilow is legendary. Love him!