Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Barry Manilow

MY DREAM DUETS Features Duets with Iconic Artists Whitney Houston, John Denver, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and More Modern technology has given GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician and pop legend Barry Manilow the opportunity to record his “dream” duets with his own musical heroes on his latest album, MY DREAM DUETS. From cherished idols like Judy Garland and Louis Armstrong to contemporary icons like Whitney Houston and John Denver, they have all joined Barry in his “virtual recording studio.” MY DREAM DUETS was released October 28th. Through the miracle of modern technology, the original vocal tracks for each guest artist on MY DREAM DUETS have been extracted from their original source recordings, allowing Manilow to use his musical genius to re-orchestrate the arrangements, record new musical tracks, and then transport the guest vocals into vibrant new settings. In this way, he not only pays homage to his duet partners but, he also brings them into the modern era by transforming them into recordings that are instantly familiar yet refreshingly new. ' “The songs have all new arrangements and sound as if they were recorded yesterday,” said Manilow. “The album is a miracle. It’s been a huge undertaking, musically and technically,” he added. Manilow’s joy standing shoulder-to-shoulder next to these musical giants is evident on each track. Manilow added, “Having the opportunity to record these legendary standards with artists whom I admire so much was really a dream come true.” Manilow recently signed to Universal Music’s VERVE MUSIC label headed by GRAMMY® award-winner and hit-maker David Foster. “In addition to being one of the worlds most successful singers, songwriters, performers and recording artists, Barry is an absolutely brilliant arranger and musician,” said David Foster, Record Producer and Chairman of the Verve Music Group. “The way he has taken the classic solo performances of the many iconic artists on “MY DREAM DUETS,” transforming them into songs arranged for two voices, is an incredible artistic accomplishment. This album is really a crowning achievement in an unprecedented career spanning many decades. I couldn¹t be more proud to welcome Barry to the Verve family,” Foster continued. MY DREAM DUETS Track Listing: 1. The Song’s Gotta Come From The Heart – Jimmy Durante 2. Goody Goody – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers 3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mama Cass 4. Sunshine On My Shoulders – John Denver 5. I Wanna Be Loved By You – Marilyn Monroe 6. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart – Judy Garland 7. Moon River – Andy Williams 8. Candyman – Sammy Davis, Jr. 9. I Believe In You And Me – Whitney Houston 10. The Look Of Love – Dusty Springfield 11. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong MY DREAM DUETS is available at For more information on Barry Manilow please visit:

No comments:

Post a Comment