Barry Manilow

Summer of ’78

Summer Of ’78 [1:48]
Interlude: Love’s Theme [0:25]
Reminiscing [3:45]
I Go Crazy [4:09]
When I Need You [4:02]
The Air That I Breathe [3:43]
Bluer Than Blue [2:58]
We’ve Got Tonite [4:39]
I’d Really Love To See You Tonight [3:18]
Sometimes When We Touch [4:11]
Never My Love [2:58]
Just Remember I Love You [3:03]

Produced by Michael Omartian and Barry Manilow
“…And it seemed that every song they played on the radio…was ours.” – from “Summer Of ’78” (lyrics by Bruce Sussman, music by Barry Manilow)
Here are some of my favorite songs that were popular in the ’70s. I hope you agree with me that they deserve a second listen. Enjoy!

Barry Manilow (1996)

Musicians: Jerry McPherson (Electric Guitar), Biff Watson (Acoustic Guitar), Tim Akers & Blair Masters (Synthesizers), Michael Omartian (Piano, Electric Piano, Synth Bass), Jimmie Lee Sloas (Bass), John Hammond & Paul Leim (Drums)
Engineered and Mixed by Terry Christian
Recorded at Starstruck Studios (Nashville, TN), The SoundShop (Nashville, TN) and The Sound Kitchen (Nashville, TN)
Assistant Engineers – Scott Ahaus, Mark Capps, John Dickson, Greg Parker, John Thomas II, David Benson
Mixed at The Sound Kitchen (Nashville, TN)
Assistant Mix Engineer – John Thomas II
Mastered by Denny Purcell at Georgetown Masters (Nashville, TN) using the HDCD process
Production Coordination – Suzy Martinez (Nashville), Marc Hulett (Los Angeles)
Special Thanks to Clive Davis (for his continued support and friendship), Garry Kief and Steve Wax (for their impeccable guidance), Marc Hulett (for his devotion and assistance), Michael Omartian (my talented new friend and colleague for sharing his brilliance with me). Also, my gratitude goes to our terrific engineer, Terry Christian, and to all the gifted Nashville musicians that contributed to this project.
And thanks to my Arista family: Roy Lott, Richard Palmese, Ken Levy, Jay Krugman, Steve Bartels, Carol Fenelon, Jim Swindel, Jess Auerbach, Eliza Brownjohn-Diamond, Cathy O’Brien, Clare Dowds, Tom Ennis, Mark Rizzo, Susanne Savage, Cord Himelstein, Shari Rothstein and Sheri Lee; and to Alan Grubman, Candice Hanson, Sandy Frankel, Tucker Cheadle, Richard Goldman, Lester Knispel and Todd Bozick.
Michael Omartian Thanks
Barry Manilow: Thank you for inviting me to be part of this album. I’ve enjoyed every minute that we’ve spent putting our heads together to create this record. You are truly talented and I am proud to be associated with you.
Marc Hulett: I’ve enjoyed working with you. I like the shoes.
Management – Garry Kief, Steve Wax (Stiletto Entertainment)
Assistant to Barry Manilow – Marc Hulett
Barry Manilow International Fan Club (Los Angeles, California) listed for more information
Art Direction – Sheri G. Lee
Cover Photography – Firooz Zahedi
Back Cover Photography – Albert Sanchez
Styling – Phillip Bloch
Grooming – Eric Barnard
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“Summer Of ’78”, Obbligato Music, Appoggiatura Music (BMI); Arranged by Michael Omartian and Barry Manilow
“Interlude: Love’s Theme”, Sa-Vette Music, Super Songs Unlimited, admin. by UniChappell Music, Inc. (BMI); Performed by Love Unlimited Orchestra, under license from PolyGram Special Markets, a division of PolyGram Group Distribution, Inc.
“Reminiscing”, Wheatley Music Pty. Ltd. (APRA), admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP); Arranged by Michael Omartian; Background Vocals – Bonnie Keen, Marty McCall, Michael Mellett, Chris Rodriguez
“I Go Crazy”, WEB IV Music, Inc., Paul and Jonathan Songs (BMI); Arranged by Michael Omartian; Background Vocals – Marty McCall, Michael Mellett, Chris Rodriguez; Percussion – Eric Darken; Electric Guitar – Dann Huff
“When I Need You”, Albert Hammond Music, admin. by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Begonia Melodies, Inc. (BMI), R&M Music Productions, Inc. (ASCAP), Leonard Cohen Stranger Music, Inc. (SOCAN); Arranged by Michael Omartian; ; Background Vocals – Bonnie Keen, Marty McCall, Michael Mellett, Chris Rodriguez; Electric Guitar – Dann Huff
“The Air That I Breathe”, EMI-April Music, Inc. (ASCAP); Arranged by Barry Manilow; Percussion – Eric Darken
“Bluer Than Blue”, Let There Be Music, admin. by Southern Writers Group U.S.A., Springcreek Music (ASCAP); Arranged by Michael Omartian; Percussion – Eric Darken
“We’ve Got Tonite”, Gear Publishing Co. (ASCAP); Arranged by Barry Manilow; Percussion – Eric Darken; Electric Guitar – Dann Huff
“I’d Really Love To See You Tonight”, Sutjujo Music, Faizilu Publishing (BMI); Arranged by Barry Manilow and Michael Omartian; ; Background Vocals – Marty McCall, Michael Mellett, Chris Rodriguez; Guitar and Bass – Tom Hemby, Mike Brignardello
“Sometimes When We Touch”, Sony/ATV Songs LLC, admin. by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tunes, admin. by EMI-April Music, Inc. (ASCAP); Arranged by Michael Omartian; Percussion – Eric Darken; Electric Guitar – Dann Huff
“Never My Love”, Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc., Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI); Arranged by Barry Manilow
“Just Remember I Love You”, Stephen Stills Music, admin. by Irving Music Inc. (BMI); Arranged by Barry Manilow; Keyboards and Synthesizers – Barry Manilow, Michael Omartian, Tim Akers