“Could It Be Magic” is a song with lyrics by Adrienne Anderson and music by Barry Manilow, inspired by Frédéric Chopin’s Prelude in C minor, Opus 28, Number 20.
The song was initially released in 1971 by Featherbed (a group of session musicians featuring Barry Manilow), produced and co-written by Tony Orlando. It was later re-recorded as a Barry Manilow solo track in his first album released in 1973 on Bell Records. It was then reworked in 1975 and released as a single from the album re-released by Arista Records. The 1975 release became Manilow’s third hit after “Mandy” and “It’s A Miracle”.
The song has been recorded by a number of other artists over the years, most successfully by Donna Summer in 1976 and by Take That in 1992. The version by Take That won the Brit Award for British Single in 1993.
Barry Manilow is the debut album by Barry Manilow, released initially in 1973 by Bell Records. The original release was unsuccessful, with only around 35,000 copies sold by 1975. After the success of Manilow’s second album Barry Manilow II, the album was re-released as Barry Manilow I in 1975 by Arista that had taken over […]