Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow

SIDE 1
Sing It [1:16]
Sweetwater Jones [2:29]
Cloudburst [2:25]
One Of These Days [2:54]
Oh My Lady [3:26]
I Am Your Child [2:14]
SIDE 2
Could It Be Magic [7:11]
Seven More Years [3:35]
Flashy Lady [3:57]
Friends [3:05]
Sweet Life [3:14]

Produced by Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
Arranged and Conducted by Barry Manilow
Rhythm Section: Barry Manilow (Piano), Dick Frank (Electric Guitar), Stuart Scharff (Acoustic Guitar), Stu Woods (Bass), Steve Gadd (Drums), Norman Pride (Congas and Tamborines)
Special Thanks: Miles Lourie, My Lady Linda, Steve and Lexy, Ron and Penny, Melissa, Mother Murphy, Bette, Adrienne, Marty and Bagel
Recorded and Mixed at A&R Sound Studios, NYC, by the magnificent Elliot Scheiner (“Sweet Life”, “Sweetwater Jones”, “I Am Your Child” recorded at Associated Sound Studios, NYC, by Jerome Gasper) (“Sweetwater Jones” re-mixed at Associated Sound Studios, NYC, by Artie Friedman)
Cover Photography by Ken Duncan
Liner Photography by Linda Allen
Album Design by The Music Agency
Art Direction by Beverly Weinstein
Dedicated to Esther and Joe
“Sing It” – Barry and Grandpa Joe Manilow, Times Square, 1948
“Sweetwater Jones”, Kamikazee Music BMI; Bass – Russell George; Background Voices – Gail Kantor, Merle Miller, Melissa Manchester, Ron Dante
“Cloudburst”, Eastwick Publishing BMI; All vocals – Barry Manilow
“One Of These Days”, Kamikazee Music BMI; Guitar Solo – Stuart Scharff; Background Voices – Ron Dante, Barry Manilow
“Oh My Lady”, Kamikazee Music/Angeldust Music BMI; Guitar Solo – Dick Frank
“I Am Your Child”, Kamikazee Music BMI; Bass – Russell George
“Could It Be Magic” inspired by Prelude In C Minor, F. Chopin; Kamikazee Music/Angeldust Music BMI; Background Voices – Gail Kantor, Merle Miller, Laurel Masse, Ron Dante, Pamela Pentony, Robert Danz, Adrienne Anderson, Kathe Green, Jane Schekter, Jane Stuart, Sheilah Rae
“Seven More Years”, Kamikazee Music BMI
“Flashy Lady”, Kirshner Music BMI; Guitar – Bob Mann, Ron Dante; Bass – Bob Babbit; Drums – Andrew Smith; Percussion – Jim Maeulen
“Friends”, Kingman, Division of Open End/Piggy BMI; Background Voices – Gail Kantor, Merle Miller, Laurel Masse
“Sweet Life”, Kamikazee Music BMI; Bass – Russell George; Background Voices – Gail Kantor, Merle Miller, Melissa Manchester
Re-released with remixed tracks in 1975 as “BARRY MANILOW I”
LP contains lyric sheet insert
“Sweetwater Jones” was featured on American Bandstand’s Rate-A-Record (Action ’73)!