VIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks About Creation of New Album 'My Dream Duets'
Modern technology has given GRAMMY, TONY, and EMMY Award-winning musician and pop legend Barry Manilow the opportunity to record his "dream" duets with his own musical heroes on his latest album, MY DREAM DUETS. From cherished idols likeJudy Garland and Louis Armstrongto contemporary icons like Whitney Houston and John Denver, they have all joined Barry in his "virtual recording studio." MY DREAM DUETS is set for release on October 27, 2014.
Through the miracle of modern technology, the original vocal tracks for each guest artist on MY DREAM DUETShave been extracted from their original source recordings, allowing Manilow to re-orchestrate the arrangements, record new musical tracks, and then transport the guest vocals into vibrant new settings. In this way, he not only pays homage to his duet partners but, he also brings them into the modern era by transforming them into recordings that are instantlyfamiliar yet refreshingly new.
The Grammy Award-winner returned to the Broadway stage for the first time in more than two decades in January of 2013 at the St. James Theater for a limited sold-out run.
Track Listing for MY DREAM DUETS:
1. The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart with Jimmy Durante
2. Goody Goody with Frankie Lymon
3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me with Mama Cass
4. I Believe In You And Me with Whitney Houston
5. Sunshine On My Shoulders with John Denver
6. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart with Judy Garland
7. Moon River with Andy Williams
8. The Look Of Love with Dusty Springfield
9. The Candyman with Sammy Davis, Jr.
10. I Wanna Be Loved By You with Marilyn Monroe
11. What A Wonderful World/What A Wonderful Life with Louis Armstrong
MY DREAM DUETS is available for pre-order now at www.manilow.com
Barry Manilow's unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with over 50 top 40 hits.