Barry Manilow

The Greatest Songs of the Fifties

Moments To Remember [3:34]
It’s All In The Game [2:54]
Unchained Melody [3:45]
Venus [2:26]
It’s Not For Me To Say [3:23]
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing [2:42]
Rags To Riches [3:21]
Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight (Duet with Phyllis McGuire) [3:18]
Are You Lonesome Tonight [2:57]
Young At Heart [3:35]
All I Have To Do Is Dream [2:48]
What A Diff’rence A Day Made [3:03]
Beyond The Sea [4:05]
The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties (DualDisc) [15:04]
If You Love Me, Really Love Me *
As Time Goes By *
Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight (Duet with Hiromi Iwasaki) [3:18] **
Have I Told You Lately [4:17] **

Arista 82876-74509-2
Release Date: January 31, 2006
* UK Version of “The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties” CD includes bonus tracks “If You Love Me, Really Love Me” and “As Time Goes By.”
** Japanese Version of “The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties” CD includes “Have I Told You Lately” and “Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight (Duet with Hiromi Iwasaki)” instead of “Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight (Duet with Phyllis McGuire).”
Available as CD and as DualDisc Release
All song layouts created by Barry Manilow
Produced by Barry Manilow, Clive Davis & David Benson
Executive Producer: Garry C. Kief
Associate Producers: Greg Bartheld & Marc Hulett
A&R: Stephen Ferrera
Management: Garry C. Kief, STILETTO Entertainment
Mixed by Bill Schnee at Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Assistant Engineer: Darius Fong
Recorded by Bruce Botnick at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA
Assistant Engineer: Jeff Burns
Additional Recording by Bill Schnee at Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA; Don Murray at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Peppertree Studios, Palm Springs, CA; Digital Insight, Las Vegas, NV
Additional Recording, Editing and Pro-Tools: David Benson, Greg Bartheld, Koji Egawa
Production Manager: Marsha Burns
Mastered by Robert Hadley at the Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA
Phyliss McGuire appears courtesy of Phyllis McGuire Productions
Photography: Andrew MacPherson
Art Direction & Design: Alexis Yraola
Wal-Mart Exclusive: CD + Bonus 5-Song CD (“More Songs from Manilow: Music and Passion” includes “Here’s To Las Vegas”, “Dancing In The Aisles”, “Even Now”, “It’s A Miracle”, “Copacabana (At The Copa)”) + 1-Year Free BMIFC Membership
“No one can reinvent the great classics of the 1950’s better than Barry Manilow. He breathes new life and vitality into these truly wonderful songs and they sound fresh and timeless. We are together on a mission to bring to a new generation the great songs of a different era, and reuniting with him makes it all the more special.” – Clive Davis (from Arista Records’ Press Release, 11/15/2005)
“Once again, Clive Davis astounds me with his brilliant ideas. When he suggested this idea to me, I slapped my forehead and said, ‘Why hasn’t anyone thought of this idea?’ But of course, there is only one Clive Davis. I feel honored and terribly fortunate to be working with him again after all these years. It’s like coming home. Being given the opportunity to co-produce, co-arrange and sing these rarely sung golden standards is a privilege. I hope they affect a new generation of listeners as deeply as they did those of us who were there.” – Barry Manilow (from Arista Records’ Press Release, 11/15/2005)
“Moments To Remember” written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman; published by Charlie Deitcher Productions, Inc. (ASCAP), Larry Spier, Inc. (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Kevin Bassinson (former #2 by the Four Lads, 1955)
“It’s All In The Game” written by Charles Dawes and Carl Sigman; published by Larry Spier, Inc. (ASCAP), MajorSongs Ltd./Bughouse (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Doug Walter (former #1 by Tommy Edwards, 1958) (former #25 by Cliff Richard, 1964) (former #24 by the Four Tops, 1970)
“Unchained Melody” written by Alex North and Hy Zaret; published by Frank Music Corp./Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (ASCAP); arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Barry Manilow; produced by Walter Afanasieff; orchestra arranged and conducted by Bill Ross (former #1 by Les Baxter, His Chorus and Orchestra, 1955) (former #3 by Al Hibbler, 1955) (former #6 by Roy Hamilton, 1955) (former #29 by June Valli, 1955) (former #66 for Vito & the Salutations, 1963) (former #4 for the Righteous Brothers in 1965, and #13 in 1990)
“Venus” written by Ed Marshall; published by Kirshner/April Music Publishing/EMI April Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Ken Berry (former #1 by Frankie Avalon, 1959)
“It’s Not For Me To Say” written by Robert Allen and Al Stillman; published by Charlie Deitcher Productions, Inc. (ASCAP), Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Artie Butler; produced by Barry Manilow and Eddie Arkin (former #5 by Johnny Mathis, 1957)
“Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing” written by Sammy Fain and Paul Webster; published by EMI Miller Catalog, Inc./EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Kevin Bassinson; horns conducted by J. Barrick Griffiths (former #1 by the Four Aces, 1955)
“Rags To Riches” written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; published by J&J Ross Co./The Songwriters Guild (ASCAP), Lakshmi Puja Music Ltd./The Songwriters Guild (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Larry Blank (former #1 for Tony Bennett, 1953)
“Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight” arranged and conducted by Doug Walter; Vocal Arrangement by Ken and Mitzie Welch: “Sincerely” written by Allan Freed and Harvey Fuqua; published by Allan Freed Music (BMI), ARC Music Corp. (BMI), Irving Music (BMI), Liaison Two Publishing, Inc. (BMI) (former #1 by the McGuire Sisters, 1955) / “Teach Me Tonight” written by Sammy Cahn and Gene DePaul; published by Cahn Music Company/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Hub Music Company, Inc./April Leach (ASCAP) (former #2 for the DeCastro Sisters, 1954)
“Are You Lonesome Tonight” written by Lou Handman and Roy Turk; published by Bourne Co. (ASCAP), Cromwell Music, Inc./The Richmond Organization (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Doug Walter (former #65 for Jaye P. Morgan, 1959) (former #1 for Elvis Presley, 1960) (former #4 for Vaughn Deleath, 1927)
“Young At Heart” written by Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Richards; published by June’s Tunes/June Silver (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Kevin Bassinton; based on an arrangement by Johnny Mandel (former #2 for Frank Sinatra, 1954)
“All I Have To Do Is Dream” written by Boudleaux Bryant; published by House of Bryant Publications LLC (BMI); arranged and conducted by Ken Berry (former #1 for the Everly Brothers, 1958)
“What A Diff’rence A Day Made” written by Stanley Adams and Maria Grever; published by Stanley Adams Music/The Songwriters Guild (ASCAP); Zomba Golden Sands Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Ray Ellis (former #8 for Dinah Washington, 1959) (former #20 for Esther Phillips, 1975)
“Beyond The Sea” written by Jack Lawrence and Charles Trenet; published by MPL Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP), France Music Corp. (ASCAP); arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli (former #37 for Roger Williams, 1956) (former #6 for Bobby Darin, 1960)
MUSICIANS:
Contractor: Joe Soldo
Piano: Barry Manilow, Ron Pedley, Joe Melotti, Steve Welch
Bass: Dave Carpenter, Dave Stone
Guitar: Ken Berry, Mike Lent
Drums: Russ McKinnon, John Robinson
Percussion: Dan Greco
Background Vocals: Randy Crenshaw (Contractor), Jon Joyce, Gary Stockdale
Heavenly Choir on “Venus”: Connie Nassios
Violins: Assa Drori (Concert Master), Barbra Porter, Dynell Weber, Yan To, Liane Mautner, Johanna Krejci, Tereza Stanislav, Alyssa Park, David Stenske, Cynthia Moussas, Ronald Folsom, Irina Voloshina, Jennifer Munday, Charles Bisharat, Ron Clark, Armen Garabedian, Jennifer Walton, Shari Zippert, Mario Deleon, Margaret Wooten, Olivia Tsui, Neel Hammond, Brian Benning, Yvette Devereaux, Rebecca Bunnell, Kevin Connolly
Violas: Ken Burward-Hoy, Harry Shirinian, Caroline Buckman, Miguel Ferguson, Carrie Holzman, Sam Formicola, Ray Tischer, Kazi Pitelka, Rodney Hurtz
Celli: Larry Corbett, Christina Soule, John Krovoza, David Speltz, Paula Hochhalter, Stephanie Fife, Vanessa F. Smith, Rowena Hammill
Harp: Gayle Levant, Marcia Dickstein
Saxophones/Woodwinds: Gary Foster, Dan Higgins, Gene Cipriano, Don Shelton, George Shelby, Greg Huckins
Trumpets: Warren Leuning, Wayne Bergeron, Charlie Davis, Larry McGuire, Larry Lunetta, Chris Gray
Trombones: Charles Loper, Chauncey Welsch, Stephen Baxter, Bryant Byers, Craig Gosnell
French Horns: Steve Becknell, Jim Atkinson, Brad Warnaar, Paul Klintworth, Danielle Ondarza, Mark Adams
Flute: Sheridan Stokes, Dave Shostac
Oboe: Joe Stone, Earl Dumler
Bassoon: John Mitchell
Harmonica: Tommy Morgan
Music Preparation — Terry Woodson Music: J. Barrick Griffiths, Danny Perito, Curt Berg, Bill Baker, Yeli Lim, Bill Edwards, Steven Juliani, Jeannine Isaacs and Joanne Kane for “Unchained Melody”
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