If I Should Love Again [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By 1981, when he released If I Should Love Again, his eighth studio album of new material, Barry Manilow had settled into the second echelon of pop artists after his glory years of 1975-1979. Now, instead of releasing albums that regularly reached the Top Ten and went multi-platinum, he put out records that made the Top 20 and went gold. It still wasn't a bad way to make a living, but things were going south. Nevertheless, Manilow and Arista Records President Clive Davis held to formula -- Davis found the singles, and Manilow wrote the album tracks to surround them. This time, Davis' choices included "The Old Songs," another ballad by David Pomeranz, who had given ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By 1981, when he released If I Should Love Again, his eighth studio album of new material, Barry Manilow had settled into the second echelon of pop artists after his glory years of 1975-1979. Now, instead of releasing albums that regularly reached the Top Ten and went multi-platinum, he put out records that made the Top 20 and went gold. It still wasn't a bad way to make a living, but things were going south. Nevertheless, Manilow and Arista Records President Clive Davis held to formula -- Davis found the singles, and Manilow wrote the album tracks to surround them. This time, Davis' choices included "The Old Songs," another ballad by David Pomeranz, who had given Manilow "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"; the Tom Snow/Cynthia Weil ballad "Somewhere Down the Road"; and, for a change of pace, a synth pop cover of the old Four Seasons' hit "Let's Hang On." All made the Top 40, and the first two topped the adult contemporary chart. For his part, Manilow seemed to be trying to write the kind of ballads Davis liked, including the title song, the plaintive "I Haven't Changed the Room," and "No Other Love," either of which might have been a single. He was also collaborating with Davis-approved lyricist John Bettis best-known for Carpenters' hits like "Goodbye to Love" and "Yesterday Once More". In the studio, he had banished co-producer Ron Dante and was working with a crew of Los Angeles session aces. The result was a ballad-heavy collection, which was fine. Manilow always sounded like he was gritting his teeth and just getting through the up-tempo material, anyway. Certainly, that was true of this album's "Break Down the Door." In his liner notes to the 1998 reissue which contained the previously unavailable bonus track "Runnin' Too Hard," an agreeable mid-tempo pop
ock tune, he described the set as "one of the most romantic albums I ever made." That's true, and, probably as the result, it's also one of his best.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972943329
  • Catalog Number: 729433
  • Sales rank: 99,810

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barry Manilow Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Bill Mays Keyboards
Tom Scott Saxophone
Bill Champlin Background Vocals
Alan Estes Percussion
Ed Greene Drums
Bud Harner Drums
Mitch Holder Guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Tom Kelly Background Vocals
Will Lee Bass
Robert Marullo Synthesizer, Keyboards, Electric Piano, fender rhodes
Bill Page Flute, English Horn
Richard Page Background Vocals
Dean Parks Guitar
John Pondel Guitar
Carl Sealove Bass
Sid Sharp Concert Master
Victor Vanacore Piano, Keyboards
Robert Forte Percussion
Technical Credits
Barry Manilow Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration, Rhythm Track Arrangement
Richard Rodgers Composer
Tom Snow Composer
Bob Crewe Composer
Ken Perry Mastering
Adrienne Anderson Composer
John Bettis Composer
Artie Butler Arranger, Orchestration, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Michael Delugg Engineer
Jimmie Haskell Orchestration, Horn Arrangements
Sandy Linzer Composer
Marty Panzer Composer
David Pomeranz Composer
Denny Randell Composer
Robert Vosgien Remastering
Cynthia Weil Composer
Bob Caudio Composer
Donn Davenport Art Direction
Enoch Anderson Composer
Roman Laszok Reissue Producer
Victor Vanacore Arranger, Orchestration, Horn Arrangements
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I CAN'T EVER GET ENOUGH

    I HAVE LOVED YOU SINCE THE FIRST TIME I SAW YOU, YOU OPENED FOR BETTE MIDLER IN 76, YOU HAVE HELP ME THROUGH A DIVORCE, ILLNESS,AND DESPAIR. I HAVE SEEN YOU IN EVERY CONCERT IN CHG. AND I AM PLANNING A TRIP TO VEGAS TO SEE YOU. I WANT TO MAKE A TRIP SOON TO SEE HARMONY ALSO. I LOVED THE MUSIC. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR MUSIC YOU ARE GREATLY LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE AND I AM JUST ONE OF THE MANY. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR.

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