1979 Barry Manilow – One Voice

One Voice is the sixth studio album by singer/songwriter Barry Manilow, released in 1979. It was recorded at United Western Studios and Allen Zentz Recording in Hollywood. The album was a signature of a minor decline in Manilow’s success. It reached 2x platinum, not 3x platinum, as his past six albums did. The album only contained one top ten hit, “Ships”, which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The title track was featured in a lengthy segment in the British comedy show Only Fools and Horses, where the show’s central character Del Boy starts singing the song outside a block of flats late at night after he’s been drinking, starting a riot.

Tracks

1  One Voice (Barry Manilow) 3:04
2  (Why Don’t We Try) A Slow Dance (Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, Jack Feldman) 4:18
3  Rain (Adrienne Anderson, Barry Manilow) 4:50
4  Ships (Ian Hunter) 4:08
5  You Could Show Me (Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, Jack Feldman) 1:46
6  I Don’t Want to Walk Without (Frank Loesser, Jule Styne) 3:55
7  Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed (Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer) 4:38
8  Where Are They Now (Richard Kerr, John Bettis) 4:04
9  Bobbie Lee (What’s The Difference, I Gotta Live (Barry Manilow, Enoch Anderson) 3:33
10  When I Wanted You (Gino Cunico) 3:36
11  Sunday Father (Barry Manilow, Enoch Anderson) 2:54

Media

Musicians

1 One Voice

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker


2 (Why Don’t We Try) A Slow Dance

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsJimmie Haskell
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsRon Dante


3 Rain

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsMonica Burruss
Background VocalsMuffy Hendricks
Background VocalsMary Aiese
Background VocalsRon Dante


4 Ships

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerIan Underwood
Background VocalsRon Dante


5 You Could Show Me

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker


6 I Don’t Want to Walk Without

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsRon Dante


7 Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerIan Underwood
Background VocalsMonica Burruss
Background VocalsMuffy Hendricks
Background VocalsMary Aiese
Background VocalsRon Dante


8 Where Are They Now

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsRon Dante


9 Bobbie Lee (What’s The Difference, I Gotta Live

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxJim Horn
Background VocalsRon Dante


10 When I Wanted You

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
KeyboardsBill Mays
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsRon Dante


11 Sunday Father

BassWill Lee
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMitch Holder
PianoBarry Manilow
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker

Liner Notes

Producer – Ron Dante, Barry Manilow
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Contractor – Shaun Harris
Coordinator – Jeremy Holiday, Zak Profera, Jessica Lizzio
Engineer – Michael DeLugg
Orchestrated By – Artie Butler
Orchestrated By – Jimmie Haskell (Track 2)

Art Direction – Donn Davenport
Photography By – Victor Skrebneski

Manufactured By – Arista Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
Recorded At – United Western Studios
Recorded At – Allen Zentz Recording
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria