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Barry Manilow
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Barry Manilow
Title: Showstoppers
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Release Date: 4/29/2008
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886972943626

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Barbara J. Rebillot | CAMPBELL CA USA | 05/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd is unbelievable! I can't stop playing it! I hope he'll do another one with other "showstoppers" on it. This one is a must have."
Barry on Broadway
Kathy W | Baltimore | 09/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a great idea--Barry on Broadway. Who-da-thunk-it? This is another great album from the master of versatility. Obviously, a little different than a standard Manilow album, there are 18 tracks of Broadway musical tunes in all. All beautifully done and dated from 1904 "Give My Regards to Broadway" (Little Johnny Jones) to 1991 "But the World Goes Round" (And the World Goes Round). The 18 tracks were selected by Barry after researching hundreds of Broadway show songs.

"Where or When" by Richard Rogers and from Babes in Arms was always one of my favorites, as is "Dancing in the Dark." "Look to the Rainbow," from Finian's Rainbow is a beautiful duet between Barry and Barbara Cook.

The only song I didn't like was "You Can Have the TV," a song about a couple splitting up and so, they are splitting up their stuff. Too depressing for me (you take this--I'll take that). Come on, Barry. You're too upbeat for that song! Still, the song is done well; it's just depressing.

One of my favorite Manilow songs is also here. "If We Only Have Love", from the 1968 Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. I have this song on another Manilow album and did not realize it was from a musical. (If we only have love, we could stop all the bad stuff and make the world a better place.) So true. I wish everyone felt this way and just tried a little harder to find the love, instead of the anger.(--Oh well, dream on.)

Anyway, "Dancing in the Dark" is so beautiful. It makes me wish I could go ballroom dancing right now, and just dance off on a cloud into the stars. What a fantastic song!

"I'll Be Seeing You" might be from the 1938 musical "Right This Way," but I will ALWAYS remember it as Liberace's theme song, and I betcha Barry remembers too. My brother and I (God rest his soul) were GLUED to the TV in the 50s(?) watching this extraordinarily talented master showman perform. When I heard this song, it brought back the memories of the glitzy band jackets, the white piano, and the candelabra. But, more than anything, the show always ended with "I'll Be Seeing You," and, to the best of my recollection, it sounded just like Barry does the song. When I heard this song, it brought a few tears to my eye. (Yeah, I know..."whimp"!). I suspect Liberace is looking down saying, "Thanks, Barry, for remembering me."

There are many other songs, as you can see from the list above, such as "All I Need is the Girl", from Gypsy. A very enjoyable album that I almost didn't buy, but I'm so glad I did!
Barry sings Broadway show tunes
ann greer | Texas, USA | 06/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This an amazing CD. As usual the showmanship is tops, the song selection wonderful and I am so happy that I added it to my collection. I highly recommend it to all lovers of Broadway show tunes and especially all the millions of Barry Manilow fans.

Ann Greer"