Personnel: Barry Manilow (vocals, piano); Ron Dante (vocals, guitar); Richard Resnicoff, Dennis Farac, David Spinoza, Gerry Friedman (guitar); Alan Axelrod, Paul Shaffer (keyboards); Steven Donaghey, Will Lee (bass); Lee Gurst, Ron Zito (drums); Monica Burruss, Debra Byrd, Reparata (background vocals).
Recorded At Mediasound, New York, New York.
Prior to 1976 Barry Manilow had enjoyed some chart success and a steadily growing following, but he truly hit his stride on that year's THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. Generating no less than four Top 40 hits, including the Number one smash "Looks Like We Made It," the album also contains the bouncy, Broadway-esque "Daybreak," and the heavily romantic ballads "Weekend in New England" and "This One's for You." These songs find Manilow honing his commercially viable songwriting, dramatic delivery, and rich orchestrations, while his penchant for glitzy showmanship rears its head on tunes like "Riders to the Stars" and "Jump Shout Boogie." The EXPANDED EDITION, released in 2006, has remastered sound and four bonus tracks.
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