Barry Manilow

One Voice

One Voice [3:01]
(Why Don’t We Try) A Slow Dance [4:16]
Rain [4:48]
Ships [4:06]
You Could Show Me [1:45]
I Don’t Want To Walk Without You [3:54]
SIDE 2
Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed [4:36]
Where Are They Now [3:59]
Bobbie Lee (What’s The Difference, I Gotta Live) [3:32]
When I Wanted You [3:31]
Sunday Father [2:51]

Produced by Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
Rhythm Tracks Arranged by Barry Manilow
Orchestration by Artie Butler
Engineer: Michael Delugg
Photography: Victor Skrebneski
Art Direction: Donn Davenport
Rhythm Section: Barry Manilow (Piano), Bill Mays (Keyboards), Ed Greene (Drums), Will Lee (Bass), Mitch Holder (Guitar), Alan Estes (Percussion), Michael Boddicker (Synthesizer)
Contractor – Shaun Harris
Concertmaster – Sid Sharp
Assistant to Mr. Manilow – Paul Brownstein
Recorded at United Western Studios and Allen Zentz Recording, Hollywood
Special Thanks to Miles Lourie, Clive Davis, Michael Devereaux, Sue Walsh, Karl Ellis, Jerry Sosnik, Lynn Rowland, Jim Foxworth, Laurie Saperstein, Randel Porter, Rose Marino, Lou Genetti, Glenna Duffy, Harry Grovier, Skip Surowiec, Garry Kief, and of course Linda and Bagel.
This is for number nineteen
Barry Manilow International Fan Club (Covina, California) listed
Re-issued (Expanded Edition) CD (Arista/Legacy 82876 86718 2, 10/10/2006) includes bonus tracks “They Gave In To The Blues [2:57]”, “Learning To Live Without You [3:45]”, “Where I Want To Be [2:55]” and “I Let Myself Believe [3:38]”
Remastered (Manilow Master) CD (1998) includes bonus track “They Gave In To The Blues [2:59]”
24-BIT DIGITAL MASTERING FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES: 1998
Remastered by Robert Vosgien at Tower Mastering/Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (Arista 07822-19042-2)
Great songs on this album. Bad hair–great songs.

The album cover was done in black and white. It makes sense, too, because I was going through what I call my “gray period,” and I was feeling introspective.

I wrote a song with Enoch Anderson about a divorced father who sees his child on weekends, called “Sunday Father,” and another with Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman – “You Could Show Me” – about being brave enough to ask for help.

“Ships,” written by Ian Hunter, was another intimate song about parents, and “Where Are They Now” is a wonderful song by the talented Richard Kerr and John Bettis about missing old friends.

And, of course, “One Voice,” which came to me complete in a dream one night (really!), is one of my proudest creations.

The bonus cut on this reissue is “They Gave In To The Blues,” with a wonderful and wise lyric by Marty Panzer.

Barry Manilow (1998)

“One Voice”, 1979 Kamakazi Music Corp. (BMI); 40 Background Voices sung by Barry Manilow!
“(Why Don’t We Try) A Slow Dance”, 1979 Kamakazi Music Corp. (BMI), Appoggiatura Music, Inc. (BMI), Camp Songs Music, Inc. (BMI); Strings and Horns Orchestrated by Jimmie Haskell; Background vocals sung by Barry Manilow; Drums – Jim Gordon; Bass – David Hungate; Keyboards – Jai Winding
“Rain”, 1979 Kamakazi Music Corp. (BMI), Angela Music, Inc. (BMI); Background vocals sung by Ron Dante, Barry Manilow, Monica Burruss, Reparata, and Muffy Hendricks
“Ships”, 1979 April Music, Inc (ASCAP), Ian Hunter Music, Inc. (ASCAP); Background vocals sung by Ron Dante and Barry Manilow; Bass – Dennis Belfield; Synthesizer – Ian Underwood
“You Could Show Me”, 1979 Kamakazi Music Corp. (BMI), Appoggiatura Music, Inc. (BMI), Camp Songs Music, Inc. (BMI)
“I Don’t Want To Walk Without You”, 1941 Paramount Music Corp. (ASCAP), copyright renewed 1968; Background vocals sung by Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
“Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed”, 1979 Kamakazi Music Corp. (BMI), SwaneeBRAVO! Music (BMI); Background vocals sung by Ron Dante, Barry Manilow, Monica Burruss, Reparata, and Muffy Hendricks; Synthesizer – Michael Boddicker, Ian Underwood
“Where Are They Now”, 1979 Sweet Harmony Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Irving Music, Inc. (BMI); Background vocals sung by Ron Dante and Barry Manilow; Bass – Dennis Belfield
“Bobbie Lee (What’s The Difference, I Gotta Live)”, 1979 Kamakazi Music Corp. (BMI), Catapult Music Co. (BMI); Sax solo by Jim Horn; Background vocals by Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
“When I Wanted You”, 1976 Home Grown Music, Inc. (BMI); Background vocals sung by Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
“Sunday Father”, 1979 Kamakazi Music Corp. (BMI), Catapult Music Co.
LP inner sleeve contains lyrics