Greatest Hits Vol. II (Barry Manilow album)

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Greatest Hits Vol. II
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedDecember 1983
GenrePop
Easy listening
Length44:05
LabelArista
ProducerBarry Manilow & Ron Dante, Jim Steinman[1]
Barry Manilow chronology
Here Comes the Night
(1982)
Greatest Hits Vol. II
(1983)
2:00 AM Paradise Cafe
(1984)

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 one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ships"Ian Hunter3:46
2."Some Kind of Friend"Barry Manilow; Adrienne Anderson4:04
3."I Made It Through the Rain"Gerard Kenny; Drey Shepperd; Barry Manilow; Bruce Sussman; Jack Feldman4:08
4."Read 'Em and Weep"Jim Steinman5:28
5."Put a Quarter in the Jukebox" (with Ronnie Milsap)Barry Manilow3:27
6."Somewhere Down the Road"Cynthia Weil; Tom Snow3:58
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."One Voice"Barry Manilow3:01
8."The Old Songs"David Pomeranz; Buddy Kaye4:14
9."Let's Hang On"Bob Crewe; Sandy Linzer; Denny Randell3:08
10."Memory"Andrew Lloyd Webber; Trevor Nunn; T. S. Eliot4:54
11."You're Looking Hot Tonight"Barry Manilow3:57
Total length:44:05

References[edit]

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