Night Songs

Night Songs

by Barry ManilowBarry Manilow


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In 2011 Barry Manilow delivered his first set of original pop songs since 2001, and the resulting shape-shifting and ambitious 15 Minutes, a concept album about the pitfalls of fame that found the music legend crooning, swearing, and occasionally rapping over some of the riskiest (for Barry Manilow) work he had done in years, earned him as many critical kudos as it did quizzical looks. Having exorcized that particular ghost, Manilow decided to return to the nostalgia-based material that dominated the majority of the decade prior, and the intimate and reliable Night Songs, for better or for worse, is the kind of Manilow outing that should please listeners who prefer albums like 2010's Greatest Love Songs of All Time to more exploratory fare like Here at the Mayflower. Dressed down, yet undeniably elegant, the appropriately titled collection relies solely on Manilow's expressive voice and piano playing, and the occasional soft rumble of upright bass. Comprised of 16 tracks that are almost evenly split between musical standards like "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Anchors Aweigh), "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" (Here Come the Waves), and "It's a New World" (A Star Is Born) and beloved selections from the American Songbook like "I Get Along Without You Very Well," "It Amazes Me," and "Blame It on My Youth," Night Songs has all the easy ardor and Cabernet-stained-teeth warmth of a laid-back, private performance, without the discomfort of actually being the only other person in the room.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2014
Label: Stiletto Ent.
UPC: 0874402009349
catalogNumber: 0009
Rank: 3685

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Manilow   Primary Artist,Piano

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Barry Manilow   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Cy Coleman   Composer
Oscar Levant   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Greg Bartheld   Engineer
Johnny Burke   Composer,Lyricist
Sammy Cahn   Composer,Lyricist
Betty Comden   Composer,Lyricist
Gene DePaul   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer,Lyricist
Dubin   Composer,Lyricist
Ira Gershwin   Composer,Lyricist
Adolph Green   Composer,Lyricist
Edward Heyman   Composer,Lyricist
Garry Kief   Executive Producer,Management
Johnny Mercer   Composer,Lyricist
Jerry Napier   Engineer
Don Raye   Composer,Lyricist
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
David Benson   Engineer
Morty Palitz   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer,Lyricist
Robert Mellin   Composer,Lyricist
Guy Wood   Composer
Dale Voelker   Art Direction
Bill Engvick   Composer,Lyricist

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