Here at the Mayflower

Here at the Mayflower

by Barry ManilowBarry Manilow

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Overview

Following a number of recordings of cover songs, Barry Manilow returns with Here at the Mayflower, his first album of all-new material in a decade. The break seems to have stoked Manilow's creative fires, as he uses the metaphor of an urban apartment house and its varied inhabitants as the springboard for his most heartfelt work in many years. The Brooklyn-born showman utilizes every musical shading in his vast palette on this thoroughly delightful recording. The ear-grabbing "Turn the Radio Up" is the sort of infectious pop that first turned the former Barry Alan Pincus into a nonstop hit machine; "The Night Tito Played," an homage to the late salsa king Tito Puente, is hip-shakingly irresistible; the lovely "Border Train" is a sweet-sad sojourn in a minor key; and "Talk to Me" is the kind of melancholy ballad that no one does better than Manilow. A concept album populated with touching stories and characters, Mayflower should add to Manilow's already impressive list of 38 Top 40 hits and 50 million records sold. You'll want to visit with Barry and these folks as often as possible.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2001
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431210221
catalogNumber: 2102
Rank: 96651

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Manilow   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Dave Koz   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ron Dante   Background Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin,Concert Master
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Clayton Haslop   Violin
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Clydene Jackson   Background Vocals
Brian Leonard   Violin
Bill Liston   Reeds
Andy Martin   Trombone
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Kenny O'Brien   Synthesizer,Percussion
Yvonne Williams   Background Vocals
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Ken Berry   Guitar
John Hayhurst   Viola
Larry Williams   Reeds
Michele Richards   Violin

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Songwriter,Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Greg Bartheld   Programming,Engineer
Jez Colin   Programming
Garry Kief   Executive Producer
Bruce Sugar   Engineer
Doug Walter   Orchestration
Steve Welch   Orchestration
David Benson   Programming,Producer

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