Manilow (album)

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Manilow
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Studio album by Barry Manilow
Released 1985
Genre Pop
Length 42:12
Label RCA
Producer Barry Manilow, Howie Rice
Barry Manilow chronology
Copacabana: Soundtrack
(1985)
Manilow
(1985)
Swing Street
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Manilow is the self-titled album released in 1985 by singer-songwriter Barry Manilow. The album had little impact on the charts. The album features 1980s style rock n' roll/ synthesizers. He was lured away from Arista Records, but as cited by Manilow in an interview, the executives who brought him over were no longer there when the album was released. This may have led to poor record sales, as well as the album sound being primarily a modern uptempo and synthesized release sharply different from Manilow's renowned piano ballads.

The album was Manilow's first of four albums with RCA Records. The other releases with the company are an original soundtrack album of his 1985 CBS television movie, Copacabana, in which he starred as Tony Starr with Annette O'Toole as Lola Lamarr. The other two RCA releases were foreign greatest hits albums that Manilow rerecorded some of the vocals of his hits in Spanish on Grandes Exitos En Espanol and in Portuguese on Especial.

Singles released from this album are:

  • "I'm Your Man"
  • "Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again)" from the television movie Copacabana
  • "He Doesn't Care But I Do"
  • "In Search of Love"

Track listing[edit]

US version[edit]

Side 1
  1. "I'm Your Man" (Barry Manilow, Allan Rich, Howie Rice) - 4:53
  2. "It's All Behind Us Now" (Barry Manilow, Allan Rich, Howie Rice) - 4:08
  3. "In Search of Love" (Barry Manilow, Allan Rich, Howie Rice) - 4:08
  4. "He Doesn't Care But I Do" (Kevin DiSimone, Robin Grean) - 4:16
  5. "Some Sweet Day" (Barry Manilow, Adrienne Anderson) - 5:06
Side 2
  1. "At the Dance" (Barry Manilow, Adrienne Anderson) - 3:55
  2. "If You Were Here with Me Tonight" (Eric Borenstein, Barry Manilow, Lisa Sennett Thomas) - 4:55
  3. "Sweet Heaven (I'm in Love Again)" (Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, Jack Feldman) - 4:05
  4. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (Duet with Muffy Hendrix) (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 3:13
  5. "It's a Long Way Up" (John Annesi, Barry Manilow) - 3:30

(US Version reissued by Sony Legacy in 2007)

French version[edit]

Side 1
  1. "I'm Your Man" - 4:53
  2. "It's All Behind Us Now" - 4:08
  3. "In Search of Love" - 4:08
  4. "He Doesn't Care But I Do" - 4:16
  5. "Some Sweet Day" - 5:06
Side 2
  1. "At the Dance" - 3:55
  2. "If You Were Here With Me Tonight" - 4:55
  3. "Sweet Heaven (I'm in Love Again)" - 4:05
  4. "Don't Talk to Me of Love" (Duet with Mireille Mathieu) - 4:10
  5. "It's a Long Way Up" - 3:30

Italian version[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Amare Chi Si Manchi Tu (Who Needs To Dream)"
  2. "I'm Your Man" - 4:53
  3. "It's All Behind Us Now" - 4:08
  4. "In Search of Love" - 4:08
  5. "He Doesn't Care But I Do" - 4:16
Side 2
  1. "Con Chi Sei (Some Sweet Day)" - 5:06
  2. "At the Dance" - 3:55
  3. "If You Were Here With Me Tonight" - 4:55
  4. "Sweet Heaven (I'm In Love Again)" - 4:05
  5. "It's a Long Way Up" - 3:30

Japanese Version[edit]

Side 1
  1. "I'm Your Man" - 4:53
  2. "It's All Behind Us Now" - 4:08
  3. "In Search of Love" - 4:08
  4. "He Doesn't Care But I Do" - 4:16
  5. "Some Sweet Day" - 5:06
  6. "Sakura"
Side 2
  1. "At the Dance" - 3:55
  2. "If You Were Here with Me Tonight" - 4:55
  3. "Sweet Heaven (I'm in Love Again)" - 4:05
  4. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (Duet with Muffy Hendrix) - 3:13
  5. "It's a Long Way Up" - 3:30
  6. "In Search of Love" (Duet with Hideki Saijo)

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