Barry Manilow Greatest Hits on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 2LP from Mobile Fidelity
1978 Collection Contains the Singer's Best-Known and Best-Loved Songs: Includes All of Barry Manilow's 14 Consecutive Top 30 Hits Spanning 1974 to 1978
Favorites Such as "Mandy," "I Write the Songs," and "Copacabana" Among 18 Tracks
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Manilow's Music in Highest Fidelity It's Ever Enjoyed
Forget the empty criticisms. Barry Manilow needs no justification. Cited by Frank Sinatra in the 1970s as the next great entertainer, respected by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, and author of albums that have sold more than 80 million copies, the singer looms as a pop legend, the voice and songwriter behind some of the most everlasting music created during the past four decades. A collection to beat all, his best is amassed on Greatest Hits.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on dead-quiet 180g 2LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s reissue of this 1978 compilation presents Manilow in the finest sonics he’s ever enjoyed. The human voice is recognized as the most difficult sound to capture. Manilow’s is no different. It’s one reason Mobile Fidelity engineers took every cautious step in going to each studio album, taking the original tracks, and mastering them in a manner in which dynamics, clarity, soundstaging, balance, and imaging are vastly improved.
Originally released at the height of his chart dominance and record-breaking popularity, Greatest Hits contains Barry Manilow’s 14 consecutive Top 30 hits spanning 1974-1978 as well as several uptempo tracks that balance the balladic fare. At the time, Manilow scored five albums on the best-selling charts at once, an achievement accomplished by only four other artists. His relatable lyrics, often championing underdogs and against-all-odds love, combine with fabulously orchestrated arrangements suited for his intimate style and subtle sense of swing.
Recognized as the number-one adult contemporary artist of all-time and a premier showman, the pianist/singer secured his reputation with an enviable string of standards included here. Manilow’s high-charting hits expertly pair mood with music, spanning dramaturgical orchestration (“Could It Be Magic”), disco dance (“It’s a Miracle”), mellow pop (“Mandy), serious balladeering (“I Write the Songs”), crescendo-rich torch (“Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again”), sweeping romanticism (“This One’s For You”), and swooning sentimentalism (“Looks Like We Made It”).
There’s no doubting why these classics, as well as “Copacabana,” “Somewhere in the Night,” and more, remain staples of his sold-out concerts to this very day. Experience them all like never before!
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Barry Manilow Greatest Hits Track Listing:
2. New York City Rhythm
3. Ready to Take a Chance Again
4. Looks Like We Made It
6. Can't Smile Without You
7. It's a Miracle
8. Even Now
9. Bandstand Boogie
10. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
11. Could It Be Magic
12. Somewhere in the Night
13. Weekend in New England
14. All the Time
15. This One's for You
17. Beautiful Music
18. I Write the Songs