Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Barry Manilow|Ultimate Manilow

Ultimate Manilow

Barry Manilow

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Unlike some other MOR pop stars, Barry Manilow never enjoyed the sort of swinging-hipster revival that made him a hot name to drop, ironically or otherwise. Incredibly enough, until the release of Ultimate Manilow in early 2002, there was no comprehensive single-disc hits package on the market -- a shockingly long wait for one of the most popular hitmakers of the '70s, hip or not (and clearly the demand was there; Ultimate Manilow entered the charts at number three). The 20 selections on Ultimate Manilow are arranged in the chronological order in which they became hits, and the emphasis here is on hits -- i.e., chart singles. Between 1974 and 1981, Manilow reached the Top 40 20 times, and 18 of those songs are present; the other two (minor early-'80s hits) were bumped by "Bandstand Boogie," Manilow's well-known version of the American Bandstand theme song, and "When October Goes," a track from his 1984 jazz-pop album, 2:00 AM Paradise Café. It's an extremely straightforward approach to a greatest-hits compilation, which is actually something to be commended given Arista's botched Whitney Houston best-of (where they omitted several songs to protect back-catalog sales, although that's not likely a concern with Manilow). So is anything missing? Nothing crucial; the only potential disappointment is for fans who love Manilow's detours into flamboyant, Broadway-style production numbers. The concentration on hits means that several great B-sides in that vein ("New York City Rhythm," "Riders to the Stars," "Beautiful Music," the endearingly awkward "Jump Shout Boogie") are not included. But that's really a small quibble, and there simply wasn't room for them anyhow. Ultimate Manilow lives up to its title by including everything a casual fan would want. The only question is, what took so long?
© Steve Huey /TiVo

More info

Ultimate Manilow

Barry Manilow

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 80 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 80 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From kr125,00/month

1
Mandy
00:03:17

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Scott English, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Kerr, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1974 Arista Records LLC

2
It's a Miracle
00:03:51

Barry Manilow, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Orchestrator, Piano, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Piano, Producer - Marty Panzer, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer - John Stroll, Piano - Bruce Tergesen, Engineer - Dickie Frank, Guitar - Harry Maslin, Engineer - John Barranco, Guitar - Bob Mann, Guitar - Michael DeLugg, Engineer - Will Lee, Bass Guitar - Christopher Parker, Drums - Norman Pride, Congas - Lee Gurst, Percussion - Artie Kaplan, Saxophone - Stan Schwartz, Saxophone - Charlotte Crossley - Robin Grean - Sharon Red

(P) 1974 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Could It Be Magic
00:06:47

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Adrienne Anderson, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1973 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
I Write the Songs
00:03:50

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Bruce Johnston, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1975 Arista Records, LLC

5
Bandstand Boogie
00:02:50

Barry Manilow, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer, Lyricist, Producer - Charles Albertine, Composer, Lyricist - Larry Elgart, Composer, Lyricist - Les Elgart, Composer, Lyricist - Bob Horn, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer - Bruce Sussman, Lyricist

(P) 1975 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
00:03:50

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - David Pomeranz, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1975 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
This One's for You
00:03:26

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Producer - Marty Panzer, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1976 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Weekend in New England
00:03:45

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Randy Edelman, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1976 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Looks Like We Made It
00:03:32

Barry Manilow, Main Artist, Producer, Producer - Richard Kerr, Composer - Will Jennings, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1976 Arista Records, LLC

10
Daybreak
00:03:05

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Composer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Producer - Adrienne Anderson, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1976 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
Can't Smile Without You
00:03:07

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Associated Performer, Piano, Producer - Ron Dante, Producer - Michael DeLugg, Engineer - Will Lee, Bass Guitar - Ronnie Zito, Drums - Mitch Holder, Guitar - Bill Mays, Keyboards - Alan Estes, Percussion - Chris Arnold, Composer, Lyricist - David C. Martin, Composer, Lyricist - Geoff Morrow, Composer, Lyricist - Artie Butler, Orchestrator

(P) 1978 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

12
Even Now
00:03:26

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Piano, Producer - Marty Panzer, Composer, Lyricist - Artie Butler, Orchestrator - Ron Dante, Producer - Ronnie Zito, Drums - Will Lee, Bass - Bill Mays, Keyboards - Mitch Holder, Guitar - Alan Estes, Percussion - Derek Dunan, Recording Engineer - Michael DeLugg, Engineer - Wally Traugott, Mastering Engineer

(P) 1978 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

13
Copacabana (At the Copa) (Long Version)
00:05:40

Barry Manilow, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Piano, Producer - Derek Dunan, Recording Engineer - Michael DeLugg, Engineer - Ron Dante, Producer - Wally Traugott, Mastering Engineer - Bruce Sussman, Composer, Lyricist - Jack Feldman, Composer, Lyricist - Ginger Blake - Artie Butler, Orchestrator - Laura Creamer - Linda Dillard - Ronnie Zito, Drums - Will Lee, Bass, Bass Guitar - Bill Mays, Keyboards - Mitch Holder, Guitar - Alan Estes, Percussion

(P) 1978 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

14
Somewhere In the Night
00:03:23

Barry Manilow, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Piano, Producer - Derek Dunan, Recording Engineer - Michael DeLugg, Engineer - Ron Dante, Producer - Wally Traugott, Mastering Engineer - Richard Kerr, Composer - Will Jennings, Lyricist - Bob Babbit, Bass - Jimmy Young, Drums - Jeff Mirinoff, Guitar - Paul Shaffer, Piano - Jimmy Maelen, Percussion - Dick Behrke, Orchestrator - Ronnie Zito, Drums - Will Lee, Bass - Bill Mays, Keyboards - Mitch Holder, Guitar - Alan Estes, Percussion

(P) 1978 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

15
Ready to Take a Chance Again
00:02:57

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - Charles Fox, Composer - Norman Gimbel, Lyricist - Ron Dante, Producer

(P) 1978 Arista Records, LLC

16
Ships
00:04:00

Barry Manilow, Arranger, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Piano, Producer - Ian Hunter, Composer, Lyricist - Artie Butler, Orchestrator - Ron Dante, Producer - Dennis Belfield, Bass Guitar - Ian Underwood, Synthesizer - Bill Mays, Keyboards - Ed Greene, Drums - Will Lee, Bass Guitar - Mitch Holder, Guitar - Alan Estes, Percussion - Michael Boddicker, Synthesizer - Michael DeLugg, Engineer

(P) 1979 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

17
I Made It Through the Rain
00:04:19

Barry Manilow, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Keyboards, Lyricist, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Keyboards, Lyricist, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer - Gerard Kenny, Composer, Lyricist - Drey Sheppard, Composer, Lyricist - Bruce Sussman, Composer, Lyricist - Jack Feldman, Composer, Lyricist - Victor Vanacore, Arranger - John Pondel, Guitar - Lou Shoch, Bass Guitar - Bud Harner, Drums - Robert Marullo, Keyboards, Synthesizer - Ken Park, Percussion - Kevin DiSimone - James Jolis - Pat Henderson - Robin Grean - Jon Joyce - Jimmy Haas - Ron Dante, Producer - Murray McFadden, Recording Engineer

(P) 1980 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

18
The Old Songs
00:04:41

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer, Associated Performer, Producer - David Pomeranz, Composer, Lyricist - Buddy Kaye, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 1981 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

19
When October Goes (Live)
00:03:58

Barry Manilow, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Arranger, Associated Performer, Composer, Lyricist, Piano, Producer - Johnny Mercer, Composer, Lyricist - George Duvivier, Bass Guitar - Mundell Lowe, Guitar - Shelly Manne, Drums - Billy Mays, Piano - Gerry Mulligan, Baritone Saxophone

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

20
Somewhere Down the Road
00:03:59

Barry Manilow, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Piano, Producer, Associated Performer, Piano, Producer - Tom Snow, Composer - Cynthia Weil, Lyricist

(P) 1981 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

Unlike some other MOR pop stars, Barry Manilow never enjoyed the sort of swinging-hipster revival that made him a hot name to drop, ironically or otherwise. Incredibly enough, until the release of Ultimate Manilow in early 2002, there was no comprehensive single-disc hits package on the market -- a shockingly long wait for one of the most popular hitmakers of the '70s, hip or not (and clearly the demand was there; Ultimate Manilow entered the charts at number three). The 20 selections on Ultimate Manilow are arranged in the chronological order in which they became hits, and the emphasis here is on hits -- i.e., chart singles. Between 1974 and 1981, Manilow reached the Top 40 20 times, and 18 of those songs are present; the other two (minor early-'80s hits) were bumped by "Bandstand Boogie," Manilow's well-known version of the American Bandstand theme song, and "When October Goes," a track from his 1984 jazz-pop album, 2:00 AM Paradise Café. It's an extremely straightforward approach to a greatest-hits compilation, which is actually something to be commended given Arista's botched Whitney Houston best-of (where they omitted several songs to protect back-catalog sales, although that's not likely a concern with Manilow). So is anything missing? Nothing crucial; the only potential disappointment is for fans who love Manilow's detours into flamboyant, Broadway-style production numbers. The concentration on hits means that several great B-sides in that vein ("New York City Rhythm," "Riders to the Stars," "Beautiful Music," the endearingly awkward "Jump Shout Boogie") are not included. But that's really a small quibble, and there simply wasn't room for them anyhow. Ultimate Manilow lives up to its title by including everything a casual fan would want. The only question is, what took so long?
© Steve Huey /TiVo

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

More on Qobuz
By Barry Manilow

Dancin' In The Aisles (7th Heaven Remixes)

Barry Manilow

Dance Vault Mixes - Copacabana (At The Copa)

Barry Manilow

The Essential Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow

This Is My Town: Songs Of New York

Barry Manilow

When the Good Times Come Again

Barry Manilow

You may also like...

Jelly Banquet

De-Phazz

Jelly Banquet De-Phazz

Ultimate Sinatra: The Centennial Collection

Frank Sinatra

Ultimate Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Ultimate Sinatra Frank Sinatra

In The Wee Small Hours

Frank Sinatra

In The Wee Small Hours Frank Sinatra

The Extraordinary

Nat King Cole

The Extraordinary Nat King Cole

In the news...