Barry Manilow Live

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Barry Manilow Live
Live album by Barry Manilow
Released May 1977
Recorded December 1976, The Uris Theatre, New York City
Genre Pop
Easy listening
Length 71:34
Label Arista
Producer Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Barry Manilow chronology
This One's for You
(1976)
Barry Manilow Live
(1977)
Even Now
(1978)
Singles from Barry Manilow Live
  1. "Daybreak (Live)"
    Released: 1977
  2. "It's Just Another New Year's Eve"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Barry Manilow Live is the fifth album by the singer-songwriter Barry Manilow. The album was released in 1977, and it scored quadruple platinum.

Manilow also was among 1977 Special Tony Award winners Lily Tomlin, Diana Ross, National Theatre For the Deaf and Equity Library Theatre honored with the award that year.[4] He received it for Barry Manilow on Broadway, his 12 day stay at the Uris Theatre from December 21, 1976 to January 2, 1977, where this live album was recorded.[5]

When first released on Compact Disc, dialogue and all movements to "Beautiful Music" were omitted for it all to fit on one disc, however the 2006 CD re-release restores all dialogue and songs, in addition to reordering the track listing to accommodate for the added bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Original LP Release[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Riders To The Stars" - 4:48
  2. "Why Don't We Live Together" - 3:45
  3. "Looks Like We Made It" - 4:00
  4. "New York City Rhythm" - 5:12

Side 2[edit]

  1. "A Very Strange Medley" - 6:10
  2. "Jump Shout Boogie Medley" - 8:16
  3. "This One's For You" - 4:14

Side 3[edit]

  1. "Beautiful Music" (Part I) - 2:02
  2. "Daybreak" - 4:17
  3. "Lay Me Down" - 4:41
  4. "Weekend In New England" - 4:16
  5. "Studio Musician" - 4:15

Side 4[edit]

  1. "Beautiful Music (Part II)" - 1:15
  2. "Could It Be Magic/Mandy" - 8:00
  3. "It's A Miracle" - 5:14
  4. "It's Just Another New Year's Eve" - 4:21
  5. "I Write The Songs" - 4:31
  6. "Beautiful Music (Part III)" - 2:21

CD Release[edit]

  1. "Riders To The Stars" - 4:48
  2. "Why Don't We Live Together" - 3:45
  3. "Looks Like We Made It" - 4:00
  4. "New York City Rhythm" - 5:12
  5. "A Very Strange Medley" - 6:10
  6. "Jump Shout Boogie Medley" - 8:16
  7. "This One's For You" - 4:14
  8. "Daybreak" - 4:17
  9. "Lay Me Down" - 4:41
  10. "Weekend In New England" - 4:16
  11. "Studio Musician" - 4:15
  12. "Could It Be Magic/Mandy" - 8:00
  13. "It's A Miracle" - 5:14
  14. "It's Just Another New Year's Eve" - 4:21
  15. "I Write The Songs" - 4:31

Deluxe Legacy Edition[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Riders To The Stars" - 4:48
  2. "Why Don't We Live Together" - 3:45
  3. "Looks Like We Made It" - 4:00
  4. "Let Me Go" - 4:00
  5. "A Very Strange Medley" - 6:10
  6. "I Am Your Child" - 2:37
  7. "Jump Shout Boogie Medley" - 8:16
  8. "This One's For You" - 4:14
  9. "Lay Me Down" - 4:41
  10. "Weekend In New England" - 4:16
  11. "Studio Musician" - 4:15
  12. "New York City Rhythm" - 5:12

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Beautiful Music" (Part I) - 2:02
  2. "Daybreak" - 4:17
  3. "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
  4. "Lady Flash Medley" - 5:37
  5. "Beautiful Music (Part II)" - 1:15
  6. "One of These Days" - 2:56
  7. "Could It Be Magic/Mandy" - 8:00
  8. "It's A Miracle" - 5:14
  9. "It's Just Another New Year's Eve" - 4:21
  10. "I Write The Songs" - 4:31
  11. "Beautiful Music (Part III)" - 2:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Barry Manilow - vocals, piano
  • Keith Loving, Sid McGinnis - guitar
  • Steven Donaghey - bass
  • Alan Axelrod - keyboards
  • Lee Gurst - drums
  • Harold "Ricardo" Alexander - percussion
  • Lady Flash (Debra Byrd, Monica Burruss, Raparata) - background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. ^ Rolling Stone list
  4. ^ The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards: Past Winners Search, [1], accessed November 18, 2006
  5. ^ Broadway Database, [2], accessed November 14, 2006
Preceded by
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Billboard 200 number-one album
July 16–22, 1977
Succeeded by
Simple Dreams by Linda Ronstadt