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The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
Barry Manilow
The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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After The Greatest Songs of the Fifties skyrocketted to #1 on the Billboard charts and attained Platinum status, Barry Manilow once again takes us through time with his upcoming release, The Greatest Songs of the Sixtie...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Barry Manilow
Title: The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 5
Label: Arista
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 10/31/2006
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 828768264027, 0886970236522, 088697023652

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After The Greatest Songs of the Fifties skyrocketted to #1 on the Billboard charts and attained Platinum status, Barry Manilow once again takes us through time with his upcoming release, The Greatest Songs of the Sixties. The album, produced by Manilow and Clive Davis, features endless classics including a remake of the Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling'" (1965) to the Beatles' "And I Love Her"(1964), to Herb Alpert's "This Guy's In Love With You" (1968), the Lettermen's "When I Fall In Love" (1962) and Burt Bacharach's "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" (1969)

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Member CD Reviews

JOHN M. from LAURIUM, MI
Reviewed on 9/27/2017...
This is a nice collection of Manilow's songs. Many favorites here. JLM
LAURIE N. (buriedncds) from GLENS FALLS, NY
Reviewed on 6/27/2008...
HE WOULD MAKE ALL THE DECEASED LEGENDS SOOO PROUD! AMAZING WORK, BARRY!
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

CD Reviews

Enough, but too late
C. J. Graham | Johannesburg, South Africa | 11/20/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am a confirmed Manilow fan, no matter how un-PC that may be considered by some, and have been ever since his "2AM, Paradise Café" album. And it's just as well I have that (and a lot of other Manilow material, eg "Swing Street", the Sinatra tribute...) to go on, because if my first introduction to Manilow were by way of this album, I would immediately join the ranks of those who spurn his stuff.

"Paradise Café" was rated by the international critics as the best album of the year it was produced, and is still one of the handful of discs I would grab if my house were burning down. This album, and its companion (the Fifties) I would cheerfully consign to the flames. The voice has just had it. Like Sinatra in his later days, like Buddy Greco, like Tony Bennett - all of whom I generally rate highly - Barry just doesn't seem to know to quit when he's ahead. I can't see him having made these discs for the money, but I can't see any other good reason either. The tremolo is just too much. The backing is what I would at best rate as OK.

I have bought both these albums, and wish I hadn't, because they tarnish the memory of a man who really was a great singer and entertainer but now is just, and very sadly, vocally over the hill.

Anyone care to buy the discs of me? Going cheap!"
Why can't they go away?
MPQ | San Diego, Ca. United States | 01/02/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I don't get it. First Rod Stewart, now Barry Manilow has decided to mangle some classic tunes. They are has been singers who couldn't buy a hit, but for some reason if they warble a bunch of popular tunes, people buy their music in droves. Probably the same idiots that voted for Bush. Reality tv, Stewart, Manilow,... the dumbing down of America continues at a rapid pace. Why can't they just go away?"