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Barry Manilow: Tryin' to Get the Feeling [Bonus Track]

Track List

>New York City Rhythm
>Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
>Why Don't We Live Together
>Bandstand Boogie
>You're Leavin' Too Soon
>She's a Star
>I Write the Songs
>As Sure as I'm Standin' Here
>Nice Boy Like Me, A
>Lay Me Down
>Beautiful Music
>Marry Me a Little - (previously unreleased)

Album Notes

This 1998 reissue contains one bonus track not included on the original release.

Personnel: Barry Manilow (vocals, piano); Sid McGinnis (guitar, pedal steel guitar); Charlie Brown (guitar); Alan Axelrod (keyboards); Steve Donaghey (bass); Lee Gurst (drums, percussion); Jimmy Mauelen (congas, bongos, shaker); Debra Byrd, Ramona Brooks, Lorraine Mazzola, Ron Dante (background vocals).

Recorded at Media Sound Studios, New York, New York.

Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Robert Vosgien (1998, Tower Mastering/Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California).

For his third album, coming in the wake of massive success via MANILOW II's "Mandy," Manilow pulled in the reins a bit by working with his regular live band instead of anonymous studio cats. The result was a somewhat more individualistic sound that was still close enough to the radio-ready soft pop of MANILOW II to make for plenty of chart fodder. The title cut is a mid-tempo number that finds our boy longing for passion, ultimately finding it in the Gospel-tinged arrangement. "She's a Star" is a tribute to pal Bette Midler, for whom Manilow previously served as arranger and bandleader. The previous album's "Mandy" was (incredibly) eclipsed in popularity by "I Write The Songs," which ironically, was written not by Manilow but by former Beach Boy Bruce Johnston


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