1981 Barry Manilow – If I Should Love Again

If I Should Love Again is the eighth studio album released by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow. The album was recorded at United Western Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. Barry refers to it as “The most romantic album that I ever made”, and remarks “I was so caught up in romance that I actually wrote music and lyrics to the title song while playing the piano facing the ocean, in a rented house on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey.” The album was released in 1981, and it scored single platinum, as the previous album had.

Tracks

1  The Old Songs (David Pomeranz, Buddy Kaye) 4:45
Let’s Hang On (Bob Crewe, Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer) 3:13
3  If I Should Love Again (Barry Manilow) 5:34
4  Don’t Fall In Love With Me (Barry Manilow, John Bettis) 3:39
5  Break Down The Door (Barry Manilow, Bob Gaudio, Enoch Anderson) 3:04
Somewhere Down The Road (Cynthia Weil, Tom Snow) 4:04
7  No Other Love (Barry Manilow, Adrienne Anderson) 4:39
8  Fools Get Lucky (Barry Manilow, John Bettis) 4:14
9  I Haven’t Changed The Room (Barry Manilow) 2:19
10  Let’s Take All Night (To Say Goodbye) (Barry Manilow, John Bettis) 4:05
11  You’re Runnin’ Too Hard (Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer) 3:00

Musicians

1 The Old Songs

DrumsBud Harner
GuitarJohn Pondel
KeyboardsVictor Vanacore
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerRobert Marullo
PercussionRobert Forte
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly


2 Let’s Hang On

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoVictor Vanacore
SynthesizerRobert Marullo


3 If I Should Love Again

BassCarl Sealove
DrumsBud Harner
GuitarJohn Pondel
PianoRobert Marullo
PianoBarry Manilow
HornBill Page
PercussionRobert Forte
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly


4 Don’t Fall In Love With Me

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerRobert Marullo
SaxTom Scott
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly


5 Break Down The Door

BassCarl Sealove
BassWill Lee
DrumsBud Harner
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJohn Pondel
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
KeyboardsRobert Marullo
PianoBarry Manilow
SaxTom Scott
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly


6 Somewhere Down The Road

BassCarl Sealove
DrumsBud Harner
GuitarJohn Pondel
KeyboardsVictor Vanacore
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerRobert Marullo
PercussionRobert Forte
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly


7 No Other Love

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly


8 Fools Get Lucky

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly


9 I Haven’t Changed The Room

PianoBarry Manilow


10 Let’s Take All Night (To Say Goodbye)

BassCarl Sealove
DrumsBud Harner
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJohn Pondel
PianoRobert Marullo
PianoBarry Manilow
FluteBill Page
PercussionRobert Forte
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly

Liner Notes

Producer – Barry Manilow
Producer (Associate) – Michael Delugg
Arranged By – Barry Manilow
Arranged By – Victor Vanacore (Track 2)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Contractor – Shaun Harris
Engineer – Michael Delugg
Engineer (Assistant) – Gary Boatner, Ira Seigel
Mastered By – Ken Perry
Orchestrated By (Strings And Horns) – Artie Butler (Track 1)
Orchestrated By (Strings And Horns) – Victor Vanacore (Tracks 3, 10)
Orchestrated By (Strings And Horns) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 7, 8)

Art Direction – Donn Davenport
Design – Neal Pozner
Illustration – Linda Fennimore

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – Arista Records, Inc.