The Greatest Songs of the Seventies

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The Greatest Songs of the Seventies
Studio album by Barry Manilow
Released September 18, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Easy Listening/Pop
Label Arista
Producer Barry Manilow, Clive Davis, David Benson, Walter Afanasieff, Scott Erickson[1]
Barry Manilow chronology
The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
(2006)The Greatest Songs of the Sixties2006
The Greatest Songs of the Seventies
In the Swing of Christmas
(2007)In the Swing of Christmas2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

The Greatest Songs of the Seventies is Barry Manilow's follow up to his previous album, The Greatest Songs of the Sixties. The album was released on September 18, 2007. Album producer Clive Davis said about Manilow: "No one can reinvent the great classics better than Barry Manilow. He breathes new life and vitality into these truly wonderful songs and they sound fresh and timeless. We continue on the mission to bring to a new generation the great songs of a different era."[3] Davis has worked with Manilow since the 1970s and have been good friends. The album was released under Arista Records. It also features some of Manilow's hits in acoustic.

The Greatest Songs of the Seventies debuted at number four on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 113,000 copies in its first week.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Way We Were" (Barbra Streisand cover, 1974)
  2. "My Eyes Adored You" (The Four Seasons cover, 1975)
  3. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Simon & Garfunkel cover, 1970)
  4. "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?" (Bee Gees cover, 1971)
  5. "It Never Rains in Southern California" (Albert Hammond cover, 1972)
  6. "You've Got a Friend" (Duet with Melissa Manchester) (James Taylor cover, 1971)
  7. "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (The Hollies cover, 1970)
  8. "Sailing" (Christopher Cross cover, 1979)
  9. "The Long and Winding Road" (The Beatles cover, 1970)
  10. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (The Carpenters cover, 1970)
  11. "If" (Bread cover, 1971)
  12. "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" (Elton John cover, 1976)
  13. "Mandy" (Acoustic), 1974
  14. "Weekend in New England" (Acoustic), 1977
  15. "Copacabana (At The Copa)" (Acoustic), 1978
  16. "Even Now" (Acoustic), 1978
  17. "Looks Like We Made It" (Acoustic), 1977
  18. "I Write the Songs" (Acoustic), 1975

Tracks 13-18 originally recorded by Barry Manilow in their respective years.