Review Barry Manilow NEW 2017 Album…
If you like Manilow, you’ll LOVE This Is My Town: Songs Of New York!
Released 21st April 2017, we are honoured to have heard the album in full for an EXCLUSIVE review….
This album is classic Barry with a divine selection of tunes offering beautiful melodies delivered with glorious phrasing & tone which all Manilow fans would expect.
This brand new album is a love letter to New York and rightly so. For 30 years Letterman opened his Broadway ‘Late Show’ with “Live From Greatest City In The World” – it is!
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Track 1 – ‘This Is My Town’ captures the majesty, magnificence and unique sense of grandeur of this wonder of the world – written superbly by the man himself.
There’s no question this is on par (musically) with ‘Mandy’, ‘Can’t Smile Without You’ or ‘I Write The Songs’. A hit I cannot wait to hear Live. He’s still got it Bigtime!
Manilow has hand picked some of the most sensational songs in history celebrating the glory of The Big Apple – presented in a mostly jazz/big band style.
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The orchestrations are delightful and Barry’s tone is as strong and powerful as EVER!
This album was born to play a Broadway theatre for an extended run. It’s unthinkable this won’t happen.
This new album could easily be transformed into ‘New York The Musical’ – it has a Great White Way feel from the opening beat!
The album features hits including On Broadway, Downtown, New York State Of Mind, Native New Yorker and even a gorgeous version of ‘Empire State Of Mind’ by Alicia Keys.
Manilow opens with ‘This is my town’ – a showstopper of 11 O’clock proportions!
There’s pop hits too like ‘Coney Island’ plus a gorgeous jazz version of ‘Lovin’ At Birdland’ & back to classic Manilow vocals on ‘I Dig New York’. Effortless and seamless mix of hits.
There’s a simplicity to numbers like ‘The Brooklyn Bridge’ – a duet with Mel Torme. Beautiful.
You cannot fail to be impressed by this album if you like Manilow…let alone Barry & NYC.
Start spreading the news, this is the ultimate songbook celebration of New York!
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Delicious arrangements, perfect delivery and a marvellous Manhatten playlist.
I cannot wait to have this on rotation when I land at JFK on June 7th!
5* for ‘This Is My Town: Songs Of New York.
Out next week – Pre-order below.
Review by Alex Belfield for Celebirty Radio 15th April 2017.