1980 Barry Manilow – Barry

Barry is the seventh studio album released by singer and songwriter Barry Manilow in 1980. The album reached Platinum status. The tracks were recorded at Evergreen Recording Studios in Burbank, California. Manilow co-wrote with Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire the album track “Only in Chicago”. “We Still Have Time” was taken from the film Tribute.

The album scored one top ten pop hit, “I Made It Through the Rain”, which reached number ten, in early 1981. This album was released at a time when Manilow’s success was having its greatest impact overseas, particularly in the UK. His music was starting to be pushed almost entirely to easy listening or adult contemporary music radio formats. Although “I Made It Through the Rain” was his only Top-10 on the Hot 100 from this album, he managed to reach the Top-10 on the Adult-Contemporary lists with “Lonely Together” and the bouncy up-tempo “Bermuda Triangle” was a Top-20 hit in the UK in mid-1981. The album has yet to be released on CD in the US, but has had a CD release in Japan.

Tracks

Lonely Together (Kenny Nolan) 4:23
Bermuda Triangle (Barry Manilow; Bruce Sussman; Jack Feldman) 3:48
I Made It Through The Rain (Gerard Kenny; Barry Manilow; Bruce Sussman; Drey Sheppard; Jack Feldman) 4:21
4  Twenty Four Hours A Day (Barry Manilow; Marty Panzer) 3:22
5  Dance Away (Richard Kerr; Troy Seals) 3:52
6  Life Will Go On (Richard Kerr; John Bettis) 3:53
7  Only In Chicago (Barry Manilow; Maurice White) 3:33
8  The Last Duet (Barry Manilow; Bruce Sussman; Jack Feldman) 3:57
9  London (Barry Manilow; Bruce Sussman; Jack Feldman) 5:16
10  We Still Have Time (Barry Manilow; Bruce Sussman; Jack Feldman) 4:05

Musicians

1 Lonely Together

DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDennis Belfield
Pedal Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Fender RhodesDavid Wheatley
KeyboardsArtie Butler
Background VocalsJames Jolis
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsKevin DiSimone
VocalsBarry Manilow


2 Bermuda Triangle

BassWill Lee
DrumsRon Zito
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJeff Mironov
KeyboardsPaul Schaffer
PercussionAlan Estes
PercussionJim Maelen
Steel DrumsRobert Greenidge
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsRon Dante
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
VocalsBarry Manilow


3 I Made It Through The Rain

BassLou Shoch
DrumsBud Harner
GuitarJohn Pondel
Fender RhodesRobert Marullo
SynthesizerBarry Manilow
SynthesizerRobert Marullo
PercussionKen Park
Background VocalsJames Jolis
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsKevin DiSimone
Background VocalsPatricia Henderson
Background VocalsRobin Grean
VocalsBarry Manilow


4 Twenty Four Hours A Day

BassLou Shoch
DrumsBud Harner
GuitarJohn Pondel
KeyboardsVictor Vanacore
SynthesizerRobert Marullo
PercussionKen Park
Background VocalsJames Jolis
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsKevin DiSimone
VocalsBarry Manilow


5 Dance Away

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsBill Mays
SynthesizerRobert Marullo
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsJames Jolis
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsKevin DiSimone
VocalsBarry Manilow


6 Life Will Go On

DrumsBud Harner
GuitarJohn Pondel
Fender RhodesArtie Butler
KeyboardsBarry Manilow
KeyboardsVictor Vanacore
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsLoren Farber
VocalsBarry Manilow


7 Only In Chicago

BassWill Lee
DrumsRon Zito
Fender RhodesPaul Schaffer
GuitarJeff Mironov
PercussionJim Maelen
Background VocalsRon Dante
VocalsBarry Manilow


8 The Last Duet

DrumsRon Krasinski
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsJerry Corbetta
Background VocalsJim Haas
VocalsLily Tomlin
VocalsBarry Manilow


9 London

BassWill Lee
DrumsRon Zito
GuitarJeff Mironov
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
HornsChuck Findley
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsBarry Manilow


10 We Still Have Time

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarFred Tackett
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsJames Jolis
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsKevin DiSimone
VocalsBarry Manilow

Liner Notes

Producer – Barry Manilow
Producer – Ron Dante (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Barry Manilow (Tracks 4, 5, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm Track) – Barry Manilow (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 10)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Artie Butler (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns, Rhythm Track) – Artie Butler (Tracks 1, 6, 10)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns, Rhythm Track) – Victor Vanacore (Track 3)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Contractor – Shaun Harris
Engineer – Murray McFadden (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10)
Engineer – Michael Delugg (tracks: 2, 7, 8, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Gary Luchs (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 10)

Art Direction – Donn Davenport
Photography By (Back Cover) – Jay Thompson
Photography By (Cover) – Paul Jasmin

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Evergreen Studios
Mixed At – Evergreen Studios