15 Minutes (FAME... Can You Take It?)

15 Minutes (FAME... Can You Take It?)

by Barry ManilowBarry Manilow




Barry Manilow's 15 Minutes is a powerful new album filled with all-original compositions. After having recorded six critically acclaimed albums of songs written by the greatest songwriters of all time -- from Gershwin to Bacharach -- Manilow returns at last to his true passion: songwriting. Manilow teams up with lyricist Enoch Anderson for this new work.

More than two years in the making and inspired by the Anyd Warhol quote that "In the future, everybody will be famous for fifteen minutes," this energetic and exciting guitar-driven pop album explores the perils and pinnacles of fame's double-edged sword.

"Fame and success are things we all strive for, and yet when we get it how do we behave? That question jumps out at us daily from magazine covers, TV news, and online gossip sites. In my world of entertainment, I've watched perfectly decent and talented people acheive the success they've been striving for only to crash and burn as their star rises.

"It happens in every walk of life, not only in the entertainment field; in sports, in politics, and in daily life when the assistant manager gets promoted at the grocery store. It's something that continues to fascinate us, and for me it represented an exciting musical journey to explore," explained Manilow.

Making a guest appearance on 15 Minutes is young Nataly Dawn, lead singer of the white-hot group Pomplamoose. Her rendition of "Letter From a Fan" is both innocent and eerie.

15 Minutes, produced by Manilow and Michael Lloyd, is a captivating tale of someone who acheives fame, blows it, and begins anew. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2011
Label: Stiletto Ent.
UPC: 0874402009202
catalogNumber: 0001

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Manilow   Primary Artist,Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Matt Rollings   Keyboards
Ron Dante   Background Vocals
Laurence Juber   Guitar
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Matt Bissonette   Bass
Jim Cox   Keyboards
Randy Crenshaw   Background Vocals
Muffy Hendrix   Background Vocals
Mike Lent   Guitar
Michael J. Lloyd   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Kye Brackett   Background Vocals
Carmel Echols   Background Vocals
Keely Vasquez   Background Vocals
Judith Hill   Background Vocals
M.B. Gordy   Drums
Melanie Nyema   Background Vocals
Bill Santos   Background Vocals
Navanna Holley   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer,Orchestral Arrangements
Greg Bartheld   Producer,Engineer
Marc Hulett   Producer
Garry Kief   Executive Producer
Michael J. Lloyd   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,overdub engineer
Enoch Anderson   Composer,Lyricist
Sara Zickuhr   Art Direction
Scott Erickson   Programming,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
James Doser   Engineer
Jason Irwin   Art Direction
Colin Davis   Artwork

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