Barry Manilow II

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Barry Manilow II
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Studio album by Barry Manilow
Released October 1, 1974
1996 (re-release)
2006 (re-release)
Genre Pop
Easy listening
Length 38:14 (original release)
41:37 (1996 re-release)
44:23 (2006 re-release)
Label Bell
Arista (Re-release)
Producer Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Barry Manilow chronology
Barry Manilow
(1973)
Barry Manilow II
(1974)
Tryin' to Get the Feeling
(1975)
Singles from Barry Manilow II
  1. "Mandy"/"Something's Comin' Up"
    Released: October 7, 1974
  2. "It's a Miracle"
    Released: 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau C link
Rolling Stone (unfavorable) link

Barry Manilow II is the second studio album by Barry Manilow released in 1974. It included the mega hit song "Mandy", as well as "It's a Miracle"; the cut "Sandra" was later covered by Dusty Springfield. First issued by Bell Records, it was reissued after the company was reorganized into Arista Records.

The cover art was later parodied by Ray Stevens on the picture sleeve of his 1979 single, "I Need Your Help Barry Manilow".

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "I Want To Be Somebody's Baby" - 4:18 (Barry Manilow, Enoch Anderson)
  2. "Early Morning Strangers" - 3:24 (Barry Manilow, Hal David)
  3. "Mandy" - 3:32 (Scott English, Richard Kerr)
  4. "The Two of Us" - 3:05 (Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)
  5. "Something's Comin' Up" - 2:51 (Barry Manilow)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "It's a Miracle" - 3:58 (Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)
  2. "Avenue C" - 2:37 (Buck Clayton, Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert)
  3. "My Baby Loves Me" - 3:18 (Ivy Hunter, Sylvia Moy, William "Mickey" Stevenson)
  4. "Sandra" - 4:35 (Barry Manilow, Enoch Anderson)
  5. "Home Again" - 5:34 (Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer)

1996 Remaster[edit]

  1. I Wanna Be Somebody's Baby
  2. Early Morning Strangers
  3. Mandy
  4. The Two Of Us
  5. Something's Comin' Up
  6. It's a Miracle
  7. Avenue C
  8. My Baby Loves Me
  9. Sandra
  10. Home Again

Bonus:

  1. Halfway Over The Hill

2006 Expanded Edition[edit]

  1. I Wanna Be Somebody's Baby
  2. Early Morning Strangers
  3. Mandy
  4. The Two Of Us
  5. Something's Comin' Up
  6. It's A Miracle
  7. Avenue C
  8. My Baby Loves Me
  9. Sandra
  10. Home Again

Bonus:

  1. Good News
  2. Halfway Over The Hill

Personnel[edit]

  • Recorded at The Hit Factory and Media Sound Studios, New York City
  • Barry Manilow: piano, vocal
  • Don Grolnick, Ellen Starr: piano
  • Jon Stroll: electric piano & clavinet
  • John Barranco, Charlie Brown, Sam T. Brown, Dick Frank, Bob Mann, Stuart Scharf: guitars
  • Artie Kaplan, Stanley Schwartz, George Young: saxophone
  • Bob Cranshaw, Russell George, Will Lee: bass
  • Bill Lavorgna, Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg: drums
  • Norman Pride, Lee Gurst: percussion
  • Charlotte Crossley, Ron Dante, Robin Grean, Melvin Kent, Ken Williams: background vocals
  • Horns & strings arranged by Jack Cortner
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