"The Best of Barry Manilow" is a compilation album of some of Barry Manilow's songs up to 1978. Liner Notes by Clive Davis
This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.
This 12" LP black vinyl music record comes comes in a Fold Open Cover (FOC), which is also also known as a Gatefold cover. The inner pages of this album cover contains photos, artwork, album production details.
This album also includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, songs information and artwork
The album: "BARRY MANILOW - The Best of Barry Manilow " was produced by: Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Michael DeLugg
Art Direction: Donn Davenport
Album cover photography: John Ford , Ron Harris , Lee Gurst
Transcript of the original liner notes:
It's hard to believe that it was only four years ago that I first met Barry. I had gone to Central Park to see him open for Dionne Warwick. There he was relating to 8,000 people, most of whom did not know who he was, with incredible verve, enthusiasm and musicality. He was thoroughly professional yet refreshingly innocent. In one sense he dared the audience not to succumb, and yet he did so with that genuine Manilow air of absolutely incredulous wonder that the crowd was already loudly claiming him as their own personal discovery. That sense of pure boyish bewilderment that his talent is loved, cherished and respected is still with him today despite the fact, that his fans are legion, now numbering in the millions.
Today, Barry Manilow is peerless in the world of popular music. His interpretive performances rank him at the top. He's the unquestioned best, arranger of songs in America today. Further, he brilliantly co-produces his own records and, even more, he has written many of his own giant hits. For those who love a great song, a great melody, a great rhythm, Barry Manilow is synonymous with music itself. More important than his how historic sales achievements is his uncanny ability to reach the average person in a way to meaningfully affect that person's life. That is artistry. And, yet, with all the popular acclaim sur-rounding him, Barry has never lost perspective on the important values of life. His sense of loyalty, responsibility and caring for others has only in-creased with time. So, let me/ dedicate this album to him as a wonderful artist, composer and friend.
Success could not have found a. more deserving person.
Arista - 5C 062-62030
Gatefold Sleeve and Original Custom Inner Sleeve
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram