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The Greatest Songs of the Fifties based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I've always felt the Fifties-style stations over-emphasized the rock side of that decade. In reality, nearly every one of these selections actually topped the pop charts of that era. They have been sadly absent from the Fifties of "revisionist history." This compilation truly seems to be a labor of love for Manilow and his long-time mentor, Clive Davis. None of these renditions equals the original, but taken as a whole, the project evokes the Fifties I remember from my youth. The arrangements, while fresh-sounding, are especially evocative of the era. His duet with Phyllis Maguire of the Maguire Sisters on "Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight" is enjoyable just to hear her voice again (akin to Patti Page's contribution to George Jones' gospel project.) In short, this endeavor succeeds on a number levels and should have across the board appeal.