Greatest Hits Vol. II (Barry Manilow album)

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Greatest Hits Vol. II
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Greatest hits album by Barry Manilow
Released 1983
Genre Pop
Easy listening
Length 45:16
Label Arista
Producer Barry Manilow & Ron Dante, Jim Steinman[1]
Barry Manilow chronology
Here Comes the Night
(1982)Here Comes the Night1982
Greatest Hits Vol. II
(1983)
2:00 AM Paradise Cafe
(1984)2:00 AM Paradise Cafe1984

Greatest Hits Vol. II is the thirteenth album released by singer-songwriter Barry Manilow.[2] In Britain, Manilow's first Greatest Hits album had been issued as Manilow Magic, thus this second volume was issued there as A Touch More Magic.

The album was mostly compilation, with the exception of three new tracks: "You're Looking Hot Tonight", "Put a Quarter in the Jukebox" and "Read 'Em and Weep" (a #18 U.S. hit and also a cover of the Meat Loaf hit of the same name, albeit with an altered second verse and instrumental arrangement). The album reached gold, the first album by Manilow that did not reach platinum since his self-titled debut album.

Track listing[3][edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Ships" - 3:46
  2. "Some Kind of Friend" - 4:04
  3. "I Made It Through the Rain" - 4:08
  4. "Read 'Em and Weep" (Written by Jim Steinman) - 5:28
  5. "Put a Quarter in the Jukebox" (with Ronnie Milsap) - 3:27
  6. "Somewhere Down the Road" - 3:58

Side 2[edit]

  1. "One Voice" - 4:08 (as listed - actual 3:00)
  2. "The Old Songs" - 4:14
  3. "Let's Hang On" - 3:08
  4. "Memory" - 4:54
  5. "You're Looking Hot Tonight" - 3:57

References[edit]

  1. ^ CD packaging
  2. ^ CD packaging
  3. ^ CD packaging