Barry Manilow

The Greatest Songs of the Seventies

The Way We Were [2:53]
My Eyes Adored You [3:34]
Bridge Over Troubled Water [4:55]
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart [3:31]
It Never Rains In Southern California [3:49]
You’ve Got A Friend (duet with Melissa Manchester) [4:45]
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother [3:58]
Sailing [4:36]
The Long And Winding Road [3:30]
(They Long To Be) Close To You [3:40]
If [2:50]
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word [4:06]
Mandy (Acoustic) [3:24]
Weekend In New England (Acoustic) [3:46]
Copacabana (At The Copa) (Acoustic) [4:03]
Even Now (Acoustic) [3:39]
Looks Like We Made It (Acoustic) [3:33]
I Write The Songs (Acoustic) [4:00]
The Greatest Songs of the Seventies “Making Of The Album” video
Somewhere In The Night (Acoustic) [3:32]
Can’t Smile Without You (Acoustic) [3:14]
This One’s For You (Acoustic) [4:15]
Could It Be Magic (Trevor Horn Dance Mix) [5:01]
Solitaire [4:24] *
Arista 88697 10034 2 (CD)
Arista 88697 14222 2 (Deluxe Edition)
Release Date: September 18, 2007
The two-disc package (Deluxe Edition) of THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE SEVENTIES contains a DualDisc (CD + DVD) with new versions of 12 classic songs by other artists from the ’70s on the audio layer, and “The Making of the Album” with Barry reflecting on the music and the decade on the video layer. The bonus CD will contain stripped-down acoustic versions of Barry Manilow titles.
QVC Exclusive: Deluxe Edition + Bonus 5-Song CD (“Even More Manilow” including “If You Love Me, Really Love Me [3:49]”, “As Time Goes By [3:45]”, “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You [4:18]”, “The Shadow Of Your Smile [3:27]”, “California Dreamin’ [2:46]”)
* UK Edition CD includes “Solitaire,” “Somewhere In The Night (Acoustic)”, “This One’s For You (Acoustic)” and “Could It Be Magic (Trevor Horn Dance Mix)” in place of “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”, “It Never Rains In Southern California”, “Sailing” and “I Write The Songs (Acoustic)”
Album Produced by Barry Manilow, Clive Davis and David Benson
Executive Producer: Garry C. Kief
Associate Producers: Greg Bartheld, Scott Erickson and Marc Hulett
Management: Garry C. Kief, STILETTO Entertainment
Recorded by Bruce Botnick at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Assistant Engineers: Aaron Walk, Steve Genewick, Paul Smith and Justin Pintar
Additional Recording at Pepper Tree Studio, Palm Springs, CA; Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA; Pepper Tree Studio, Las Vegas, NV; SongLee Studio, La Canada, CA; IgnitedNow Studio, Kagal Canyon, CA; Henson Studios, Hollywood, CA; Larrabee Studios North, Universal City, CA; Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV
Additional Recording and Editing by Bill Schnee, Tommy Vicari, Greg Bartheld, David Benson, Koji Egawa, Scott Erickson, Brian Donovan and Barry Manilow
Mixed by Bill Schnee at Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Assistant Mix Engineer: Darius Fong
Mastered by Doug Sax and Sangwook “Sunny” Nam at The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA
Photography: Jeff Katz
Creative Direction: Jane Morledge
Design: Maria Marulanda
“The Way We Were” (1974) Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch, Published by Colgems EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Arranged by Barry Manilow and Jorge Calandrelli, Orchestrated and Conducted by Jorge Calandrelli
“My Eyes Adored You” (1975) Written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, Published by Tanny Boy Music/Stone Diamond Music Corp. (ASCAP), Kenny Nolan Publishing/Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP), Orchestrated and Conducted by Kevin Bassinson, Based on the Original Arrangement by Charles Calello
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970) Written by Paul Simon, Published by Paul Simon Music (BMI), Produced and Arranged by Walter Afanasieff, Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Jorge Calandrelli
“How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” (1971) Written by Robin Gibb and Barry Gibb, Published by Crampton Songs LLC/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), BMG Music Publishing International Ltd./Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Orchestrated and Conducted by Doug Walter, Based on the Original Arrangement by Bill Shepherd
“It Never Rains In Southern California” (1972) Written by Albert Hammond and Michael Hazlewood, Published by EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Orchestrated and Conducted by Scott Erickson, Based on the Original Arrangement by Albert Hammond
“You’ve Got A Friend (Duet with Melissa Manchester)” (1971) Written by Carole King, Published by Colgems EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Arranged by Barry Manilow and Kevin Bassinson, Orchestrated and Conducted by Kevin Bassinson
“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” (1970) Written by Sidney Russell and Robert Scott, Published by Harrison Music Corp. (ASCAP), Jenny Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Produced and Arranged by Walter Afanasieff, Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Jorge Calandrelli
“Sailing” (1980) Written by Christopher Cross, Published by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP), Produced and Arranged by Walter Afanasieff, Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Jorge Calandrelli
“The Long And Winding Road” (1970) Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Orchestrated by Doug Walter, Based on the Original Arrangement
“(They Long To Be) Close To You” (1970) Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Published by New Hidden Valley Music Co./WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), Casa David (ASCAP), Arranged by Barry Manilow
“If” (1971) Written by David Gates, Published by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Arranged by Barry Manilow and Scott Erickson, Orchestrated and Conducted by Scott Erickson
“Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” (1976) Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Published by Rouge Booze, Inc. administered in the U.S. and Canada by Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP), HST Management Ltd. administered in the U.S. and Canada by Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Arranged by Barry Manilow and Scott Erickson, Orchestrated and Conducted by Scott Erickson
“Mandy” (1974) Music by Richard Kerr, Lyrics by Scott English, Published by Morris Music, Inc., Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI), Arranged by Barry Manilow
“Weekend In New England” (1977) Music and Lyrics by Randy Edelman, Published by EMI Unart Catalog, Inc. (BMI)
“Copacabana (At The Copa)” (1978) Music by Barry Manilow, Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman, Published by Appoggiatura Music Inc. (BMI), Camp Songs Music (BMI), Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Arranged by Ken Berry
“Even Now” (1978) Music by Barry Manilow, Lyrics by Marty Panzer, Published by Swaneebravo Music/Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Based on the Original Arrangement by Artie Butler, Conducted by Ron Walters, Jr.
“Looks Like We Made It” (1977) Music by Richard Kerr, Lyrics by Will Jennings, Published by Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)
“I Write The Songs” (1975) Music and Lyrics by Bruce Johnston, Published by Artists Music, Inc./BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP), Arranged by Barry’s Band: Ron Walters, Jr., Ron Pedley, Ian Martin, Russ McKinnon, Ken Berry and Mike Lent
“Solitaire” (1975) Written by Neil Sedaka and Philip Cody, Published by Songs Of SJL-RSL Company (BMI), SJL-RSL Song Company/Lastrada Entertainment Co. (ASCAP), EMI Sosaha Music, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), EMI Jemaxal Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Arranged by Barry Manilow and Scott Erickson, Orchestrated and Conducted by Scott Erickson
MUSICIANS:
Contractor: Joe Soldo
Piano: Barry Manilow, Ron Pedley, Scott Erickson, Kevin Bassinson, Randy Kerber, Ron Walters, Jr.
Keyboards: Ron Pedley, Scott Erickson
Rhythm Bass: Dave Carpenter
Bass: Ian Martin
Drums: Russ McKinnon
Guitar: Ken Berry, Mike Lent, George Doering, Tim Pierce
Percussion: David Rozenblatt, Dan Greco, Luis Conte, Alex Acuna, Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals: Randy Crenshaw (Contractor), Ron Dante, Bill Cantos, Scott Erickson, Susie Stevens, Karen Harper, Angie Jeree, Tim Davis (Contractor), David Loucks
Violins: Assa Drori (Concert Master), Liane Mautner, Miwako Watanabe, Yan To, Johana Krejci, Ron Folsom, Jennifer Munday, Cynthia Moussas, Dynell Weber, Joel Derouin, Haim Shtrum, Darius Campo, Rebecca Bunnell, Josephina Vergara, Miran Kojian, Songa Lee, Patricia Johnson, Audrey Soloman, Irina Voloshina, Brian Benning, Nina Eutuhov, Paul Tseitlin, Kevin Connolly, Yue Deng, Ron Clark, Alyssa Park, Margaret Wooten, Sam Fischer, Jennifer Walton, Anatoly Rosinsky, Lisa Dondlinger, Neel Hammond, Raymond Kobler
Violas: Ken Burward-Hoy, Harry Shirinian, Ray Tischer, Sam Formicola, Alma Fernandez, Caroline Buckman, Andrew Duckles
Celli: Larry Corbett, Christina Soule, Jon Walz, Timothy Loo, Roger Lebow, Trevor Handy, Paula Hochhalter, John Krovoza, David Speltz
Basses: Chuck Berghofer, Drew Dembowski, Oscar Hidalgo
Harp: Gayle Levant, Julie Berghofer
French Horns: Steve Becknell, Jim Atkinson, Dan Kelley, Paul Klintworth
Trumpets: Gary Grant, Warren Leuning, Chris Gray, Larry McGuire
Trombones: Steve Baxter, Chauncey Welsch, Charles Loper, Craig Gosnell
Flutes: Sheridan Stokes, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Brandon Fields
Oboes: David Kossoff, Joe Stone
Clarinet: Phil O’Connor
Music Preparation: TERRY WOODSON MUSIC: J. Barrick Griffiths, Danny Perito, Penny Watson-Crum, Curt Berg, Bill Edwards, Bill Baker, Yeli Lim
Additional Music Preparation: Ron Walters Jr., Doug Walter, Ron Pedley Music Services, Christina Abaroa
Production Manager: Christina Abaroa
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