Thanks to everyone who helped reveal the cover of Barry's new album, MY DREAM DUETS, at www.manilow.com! You guys were awesome…and quick! Congratulations to Carol Gray for winning an autographed copy of the new album! Vikki (The Prettiest One) will email you this week with details on how to obtain your autographed CD.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

A MUSICAL DREAM COME TRUE FOR BARRY MANILOW

New Album, MY DREAM DUETS, Set for Release on October 27th

MY DREAM DUETS Features Duets with Iconic Artists Whitney Houston, John Denver, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and More

NEW YORK, NY (9/22/2014) – Modern technology has given GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician and pop legend Barry Manilow the opportunity to record his “dream” duets with his own musical heroes on his latest album, MY DREAM DUETS. From cherished idols like Judy Garland and Louis Armstrong to contemporary icons like Whitney Houston and John Denver, they have all joined Barry in his “virtual recording studio.” MY DREAM DUETS is set for release on October 27, 2014.

Through the miracle of modern technology, the original vocal tracks for each guest artist on MY DREAM DUETS have been extracted from their original source recordings, allowing Manilow to re-orchestrate the arrangements, record new musical tracks, and then transport the guest vocals into vibrant new settings. In this way, he not only pays homage to his duet partners but, he also brings them into the modern era by transforming them into recordings that are instantly familiar yet refreshingly new.

“The songs have all new arrangements and sound as if they were recorded yesterday,” said Manilow. “The album is a miracle. It’s been a huge undertaking, musically and technically,” he added.
Manilow’s joy standing shoulder-to-shoulder next to these musical giants is evident on each track.

Manilow added, “Having the opportunity to record these legendary standards with artists whom I admire so much was really a dream come true.”

Manilow recently signed to Universal Music’s VERVE MUSIC label headed by GRAMMY® award-winner and hit-maker David Foster.

“In addition to being one of the world’s most successful singers, songwriters, performers and recording artists, Barry is an absolutely brilliant arranger and musician,” said David Foster, Record Producer and Chairman of the Verve Music Group. “The way he has taken the classic solo performances of the many iconic artists on MY DREAM DUETS, transforming them into songs arranged for two voices, is an incredible artistic accomplishment. This album is really a crowning achievement in an unprecedented career spanning many decades. I couldn’t be more proud to welcome Barry to the Verve family,” Foster continued.

Track Listing for MY DREAM DUETS:

1. The Song’s Gotta Come From The Heart with Jimmy Durante
2. Goody Goody with Frankie Lymon
3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me with Mama Cass
4. I Believe In You And Me with Whitney Houston
5. Sunshine On My Shoulders with John Denver
6. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart with Judy Garland
7. Moon River with Andy Williams
8. The Look Of Love with Dusty Springfield
9. The Candyman with Sammy Davis, Jr.
10. I Wanna Be Loved By You with Marilyn Monroe
11. What A Wonderful World/What A Wonderful Life with Louis Armstrong

MY DREAM DUETS is available for pre-order now at www.manilow.com

For more information on Barry Manilow please visit:
www.manilow.com
www.facebook.com/barrymanilow

Barry Manilow's unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with over 50 top 40 hits.
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Barry Manilow
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Thanks to everyone who has participated so far in the album cover reveal at www.manilow.com! Remember, when you participate you are automatically eligible to win an autographed copy of Barry’s new album. There is still some work to do on the reveal…so keep entering and sharing! We have received some questions on who can participate. The answer is EVERYONE! Check out the progress and enter to win your autographed copy now at www.manilow.com.
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Barry Manilow
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| Official Web Site
September 18, 2014

Hi Everyone,

I think you know by now that the new CD comes out on October 28th.

Since it was such a complicated album to make, different than any other album I’ve ever made, I thought I’d take you through the creating of it step by step.

I’ll be posting a note every week until the album is released.

The making of “My Dream Duets” began six months ago with a conversation I had with Jay Landers, Senior Vice President of A&R at Verve/Universal Records.

Jay has been a friend forever. We’ve worked on a lot of projects together. We did my swing Christmas album called “A Christmas Gift Of Love, and those great Bette Midler albums.

Jay suggested that I make a duets album. It certainly made sense since duet albums are so popular these days. But, I thought, there are SO many duet albums. Some of them are pretty great too.

Anyway, I kept wondering how would my duet album be any different or any better than all of the other ones? But I went along with Jay and started to make a list of the singers I would love to sing with.

When I was finished making the list, I sat back and did a double take. All of my choices were all gone! All of them !They’d passed on years ago.

So, I showed my list to Jay and he said don’t worry. (Famous last words!) Because of the incredible technical progress that has been made, it might be possible to create an album of duets with these great legends.

It seemed impossible to me, but he told me to give him a week or so and he’d get back to me after he’d spoken with his people.

While waiting, I began to listen to songs that these great artists had recorded. I listened to them and imagined how I could re-arrange the songs so that they would turn into duets.

When I was done listening and making all my notes, I had a list of 45 potential artists singing their famous songs.

I decided that if this impossible project could actually be done, I would call the album, “My Dream Duets” since it would be a dream come true to be able to sing with these artists I’d admired so much all of my life.

More later,

Barry
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