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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF BARRY MANILOW'S BEST

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    GREAT2BHERE
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    "Ultimate Manilow" is a totally appropriate title for this CD, as it contains an impressive collection of all this artist's best recordings, and most essential hit songs, on a single disc. To me, it seems almost like yesterday when I had been a youngster, back in 1973, and just happened to turn on a little black and white television to view the forever famous show "American Bandstand", hosted by the legendary late Dick Clark. Appropriately and interestingly, Manilow penned the catchy theme song "Bandstand Boogie". On that show, he described how he originally got into showbiz by writing product advertisement tunes heard frequently on tv. Nevertheless, upon one of his latter successes with "I Write The Songs", he admitted to the fact that, despite what most of his fans believed, he had actually not written this song or a majority of songs that brought him to fame and fortune. This televised appearance was my own initial introduction to a then new, soon to be very successful artist, Barry Manilow. Throughout most of the 1970's and into the 80's, Barry Manilow remained near or at the top of the charts. I recall the memorable moment in time as my dad and I stopped into a local pizza shop and I heard Barry Manilow's initial hit "It's A Miracle" broadcasted loudly over the radio. He did co-write this song, as well as a poignant beauty "This One's For You", for his departed grandfather. One of my true favorites, had not at all been written by him, "Can't Smile Without You". He co-wrote a superb song, "Copacabana", the lyrics of which are telling of quite a story, and the rich Latin rhythm was enjoyed by my mom, and had been truly fitting during the early Disco era. Barry Manilow did, indisputably, offer songs a special quality treatment. What Barry Manilow lacked in facial handsomeness, even though so many female fans went crazily wild over him, he certainly compensated for as a really good singer, further owing to the complimenting instrumental arrangements, and as a master showman on stage. He had also written or co-written a few additional of his hit songs, but whether or not he sang his own great songs or those great songs written by others, his talents and his quite elaborate live performances earned considerable success and acclaim. On this single compact-disc is a compilation of a total of twenty tracks, and far more than half of these tracks prove exactly why his quality recordings attained for Barry Manilow such a high level of fame and fortune, and a highly dedicated following. I, personally, am not a huge fan; though I am thoroughly entertained by many of his songs, plus I decided to add this superior sounding CD to my sizeably eclectic music collection. Such pure quality music, such superb quality material, at this beyond reasonable price, should persuade everyone to purchase it, also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best from the Master

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    Margee
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    I jumped at a chance to replace a CD that had deteriorated over time. We just can't stop singing his tunes. We all know the words and love singing along whether at home, in the car or at a wedding reception. It is amazing what happens when his music starts at wedding receptions. The whole place jumps up to sing the classics. Bravo Barry!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Barry Manilow greatest hits

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    tiltu1515
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    Listening to all these songs takes me right back to a much simpler time. These songs were always on the radio, but being a teenager at the time, I didn't really appreciate them. Two nights ago a good friend and I got to see him in concert here in Toledo. He's a true showman and a gracious gentleman !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Manilow musical memories!

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    blue2u2
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    Great album to remind me of his wonderful music! I got this CD a few weeks before going to see him live on his ONE LAST TIME tour. It was so much fun to hear the songs that I grew up with and to learn that they all came back so quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Manilow at his best...singing songs you'll love!

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    moviefanatic
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    These are the songs that made Barry Manilow the most prolifically entertaining performer of the modern generation. A smooth and enjoyable listening experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST OF MANILOW AT HIS VERY BEST........

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    moviefanatic
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    Every song in this CD is Barry Manilow at his best. You could not ask for a better selection of his work then is included in the playlist for this CD!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best cd for fans of Manilow

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    Bonnie
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    This CD has all of his hits. Fans who are looking for a CD that has all his hits on one disc should get this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great if you like BM

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    goodwife
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    bought for my husband - who enjoys BM. Not my taste, but he likes it :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great CD - bought as a gift

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    rslippe
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    This compilation of hits will be great for my mom. It has all the hits she knows, all on one CD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I wanted.

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    Georgie
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    I love Barry Manillo and was very happy to get the CD and didnt have a long waitt for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cd

    Posted
    mkav

    A wonderful listen for anyone who is a Barry Manilow fan. Great sound as you would expect from this classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Barry!

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    niceyrae
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    This is a great collection of my favorites. The cd shipped quickly and securely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Manilow CD

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    BfromSSS
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    This Manilow CD has all his best hits. Lots of really good songs for fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    oldie but goodie

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    glassgal
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    Nice to go back to a more calmer time and remember a great entertainer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great collection of songs

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    giraffic
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    This CD has all the best Barry Manilow songs. A nice addition to my collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really a nice collection of Manilow's hits

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    Curt
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    Listen to this CD often and recall seeing him in concert. Nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good listening to the oldies

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    bucky2247
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    nice selection of Manilow favorites for those who enjoy his showmanship

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great collection of Barry Manilow songs.

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    skypilot
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    This is the album to buy if you are a Barry Manilow fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great CD.

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    ollie123
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    Great Cd with a lot of the number 1 greatest hits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good album

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    soundster
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    All his good songs in one place....a nice hour of listening..

    I would recommend this to a friend