1985 Barry Manilow – Manilow

manilow-barry-1985Manilow is the self-titled album released in 1985 by singer-songwriter Barry Manilow. The album had little impact on the charts. The album features 1980s style rock n’ roll/ synthesizers. He was lured away from Arista Records, but as cited by Manilow in an interview, the executives who brought him over were no longer there when the album was released. This may have led to poor record sales, as well as the album sound being primarily a modern uptempo and synthesized release sharply different from Manilow’s renowned piano ballads.

The album was Manilow’s first of four albums with RCA Records. The other releases with the company are an original soundtrack album of his 1985 CBS television movie, Copacabana, in which he starred as Tony Starr with Annette O’Toole as Lola Lamarr. The other two RCA releases were foreign greatest hits albums that Manilow rerecorded some of the vocals of his hits in Spanish on Grandes Exitos En Espanol and in Portuguese on Especial.

Tracks

I’m Your Man (Barry Manilow; Allan Rich; Howie Rice) 4:52
2  It’s All Behind Us Now (Barry Manilow; Allan Rich; Howie Rice) 4:07
In Search Of Love (Barry Manilow; Allan Rich; Howie Rice) 4:08
4  He Doesn’t Care (But I Do) (Kevin DiSimone; Robin Grean) 3:47
5  Some Sweet Day (Barry Manilow; Adrienne Anderson) 5:00
6  At The Dance (Barry Manilow; Adrienne Anderson) 3:50
7  If You Were Here With Me Tonight (Eric Borenstein; Barry Manilow; Lisa Sennett Thomas) 4:54
8  Sweet Heaven I’m In Love Again (From The Movie Copacabana) (Barry Manilow; Bruce Sussman; Jack Feldman) 4:08
9  Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing (With Muffy Hendrix) (Nickolas Ashford; Valerie Simpson) 3:10
10  It’s A Long Way Up (John Annesi; Barry Manilow) 3:26

Musicians

1 I’m Your Man

BassHowie Rice
DrumsJR Robinson
KeyboardsBarry Manilow
KeyboardsHowie Rice
PianoRaymond Crossley
SynthesizerPhil Shenale
PercussionTerry Santiel
Background VocalsBill Hughes
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsJon Lind


2 It’s All Behind Us Now

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRick Shlosser
KeyboardsHowie Rice
PianoBarry Manilow
Background VocalsBill Hughes
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsJon Lind
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters


3 In Search Of Love

BassHowie Rice
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarHowie Rice
KeyboardsHowie Rice
Background VocalsBill Hughes
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsJon Lind
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters


4 He Doesn’t Care (But I Do)

BassMarc Levine
Drums (programming)Bud Harner
GuitarJohn Pondel
KeyboardsKevin DiSimone
PianoKevin DiSimone
SynthesizerKevin DiSimone
Background VocalsKevin DiSimone


5 Some Sweet Day

BassMarc Levine
BassWill Lee
DrumsBud Harner
Drums (programming)Pete Moshay
GuitarJohn Pondel
KeyboardsKevin DiSimone
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
KeyboardsRon Pedley
KeyboardsVictor Vanacore
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBarry Hirschberg
Background VocalsJames Jolis
Background VocalsKevin DiSimone
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


6 At The Dance

BassMarc Levine
BassWill Lee
DrumsBud Harner
Drums (programming)Pete Moshay
GuitarJohn Pondel
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsKevin DiSimone
KeyboardsRon Pedley
KeyboardsVictor Vanacore
Background VocalsBarry Hirschberg
Background VocalsJames Jolis
Background VocalsKevin DiSimone
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


7 If You Were Here With Me Tonight

BassFred Washington
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Acoustic GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRandy Kerber
SynclavierGeorge Duke
SynthesizerRandy Kerber


8 Sweet Heaven I’m In Love Again

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsBud Harner
Drums (programming)Pete Moshay
GuitarJohn Pondel
PianoRandy Kerber
SynthesizerPhil Shenale
SaxJoel Peskin
Background VocalsBob Carlisle
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsTom Kelly


9 Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing

BassLequeint Jobe
DrumsHowie Rice
DrumsKerry Ashby
GuitarHowie Rice
KeyboardsHowie Rice
KeyboardsJon Gilutin
Background VocalsBill Hughes
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsJon Lind
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters


10 It’s A Long Way Up

BassHowie Rice
DrumsBud Harner
Drums (programming)Pete Moshay
GuitarHowie Rice
KeyboardsHowie Rice
PianoRon Pedley
PercussionTerry Santiel
Background VocalsBill Hughes
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsJon Lind
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters

Liner Notes

Producer – Barry Manilow (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Howie Rice (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 9, 10)
Producer – Kevin DiSimone (Track 4)
Producer – Michael DeLugg (Tracks 5, 6)
Producer – George Duke (Track 7)
Producer – Bob Gaudio (Track 8)
Producer (Executive) – Eric Borenstein
Arranged By – Kevin DiSimone (Track 4)
Arranged By – Artie Butler (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Barry Fasman, Howie Rice (Tracks 2, 3, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Alan Foust (Track 5, 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – George Del Barrio (Track 7)
Arranged By (Rhythm Tracks) – Barry Manilow, Bob Gaudio (Track 8)
Conductor – Victor Vanacore (Track 8)
Engineer – John Boghosian (Track 1)
Engineer – John Arrias (Tracks 2, 3, 9, 10)
Engineer – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 4, 7)
Engineer – Joe Marciano (Track 4)
Engineer – Michael DeLugg (Track 6)
Engineer – Erik Zobler (Track 7)
Engineer (Additional) – John Arrias (Track 1)
Engineer (Additional) – Glen Holguin (Tracks 3, 9)
Engineer (Additional) – Bruce Robb (Track 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Khaliq Glover (Tracks 4, 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bruce Smith (Track 4)
Engineer (Assistant) – Mitch Gibson (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – Julie Last (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 9, 10)
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – Kraig Miller (Tracks 2, 3, 9, 10)
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – Daniel Reed (Track 8)
Engineer (Assistant Track) – David Eaton (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 9, 10)
Engineer (Assistant Track) – Julie Last, Steve Hirsch (Track 1)
Engineer (Assistant Track) – Jimmy Preziosi (Track 8)
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By – Michael DeLugg (Tracks 1, 10)
Mixed By – John Arrias (Tracks 2, 3)
Mixed By – Tommy Vicari (Track 7)
Orchestrated By – Artie Butler (Track 8)
Recorded By – Tony D’Amico (Track 8)

Art Direction – Ria Lawerke
Design – Sue Reilly
Photography By – Matthew Rolston

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records LLC
Copyright (c) – Arista Records LLC
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Recorded At – Mediasound
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Ambience Recorders
Recorded At – Sheffield Studios, Baltimore, MD
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios, New York
Recorded At – Le Gonks West
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Overdubbed At – Capitol Studios
Mixed At – Larrabee Sound Studios
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Manufactured By – Sony Music Entertainment
Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment