Manilow Sings Sinatra

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All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The key to Barry Manilow's somewhat pointless tribute to Frank Sinatra, creatively titled Manilow Sings Sinatra, are the arrangers Manilow and producer Phil Ramone hand-picked to guide the sessions: Johnny Mandel, Patrick Williams, Don Sebesky, and Artie Butler. They make this 14-song hat-tip listenable, providing top-notch arrangements to the otherwise stiff recordings. Tackling many of Ol' Blue Eyes' big ones from "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" to "Strangers in the Night", as well as writing two new odes to the man himself, Manilow dives into the material with both heart and soul. Indeed, there's nothing offensive about Manilow's takes on these classics; he ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
The key to Barry Manilow's somewhat pointless tribute to Frank Sinatra, creatively titled Manilow Sings Sinatra, are the arrangers Manilow and producer Phil Ramone hand-picked to guide the sessions: Johnny Mandel, Patrick Williams, Don Sebesky, and Artie Butler. They make this 14-song hat-tip listenable, providing top-notch arrangements to the otherwise stiff recordings. Tackling many of Ol' Blue Eyes' big ones from "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" to "Strangers in the Night", as well as writing two new odes to the man himself, Manilow dives into the material with both heart and soul. Indeed, there's nothing offensive about Manilow's takes on these classics; he pulls them off with class and style. But they've been done before, with more class and more style. And well-intentioned as this album may be, it's ultimately an unnecessary excursion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974790020
  • Catalog Number: 747900
  • Sales rank: 1,014

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barry Manilow Primary Artist
Keith Green Viola
Conte Candoli Trumpet
Pete Christlieb Reeds
Steve Kujala Reeds
Pete Jolly Piano
Lanny Morgan Reeds
Patrick Williams Conductor
John Chiodini Guitar
Marilyn Baker Viola
Richard Todd French Horn
Elizabeth Wilson Violin
Robert Adcock Cello
Timothy Barr Bass
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Douglas Besterman Conductor, Keyboards
Mari Tsumura Violin
Ray Brown Bass
Dennis Budimir Guitar
Denyse Buffum Viola
Larry Bunker Percussion
Jodi Burnett Cello
Artie Butler Conductor
Andrea Byers Violin
Lee Callet Reeds
Darius Campo Violin
Russ Cantor Violin
Mark Cargill Violin
Gene Cipriano Reeds
Ronald Clark Violin
Jeff Clayton Reeds
John Clayton Bass
Larry Corbett Cello
Rollice Dale Viola
Brian Dembow Viola
Joel Derouin Violin
Yvette Devereaux Violin
Maurice Dicterow Violin
Chuck Domanico Bass
Assa Drori Violin, Concert Master
Don Sebesky Conductor
Bob Efford Reeds
Ernest Ehrhardt Cello
Jerry Epstein Viola
Christine Ermacoff Cello
Kirstin Fife Violin
Stefanie Fife Cello
Ronald Folsom Violin
Jim Fox Guitar
Pamela Goldsmith Viola
George Graham Trumpet
Daniel Greco Percussion
James Harrah Electric Guitar
Terry Harrington Reeds
Peter Hatch Viola
Gwen Heller Violin
Dan Higgins Reeds
Greg Huckins Reeds
Patricia Johnson Violin
Alan Kaplan Trombone
Anne Karam Cello
Eddie Karam Conductor
Michael Lang Synthesizer
Brian Leonard Violin
Warren Leuning Trumpet
Charles Loper Trombone
Sal Lozano Reeds
Earl Madison Cello
Johnny Mandel Conductor
John Mason French Horn
Bob McChesney Trombone
Larry McGuire Trumpet
Dennis Molchan Violin
Carole Mukogawa Viola
Richard Nash Trombone
Jack Nimitz Reeds
Don Palmer Violin
Dean Parks Guitar
John Pena Bass, Electric Bass
John Pisano Guitar
Linda Rose Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
James Ross Viola
Nancy Stein-Ross Cello
Daniel Rothmuller Cello
Carl Saunders Trumpet
David Shamban Cello
Kwihee Shambanari Violin
Haim Shtrum Violin
David Stenske Violin
Paul Stevens French Horn
Frank Szabo Trumpet
Kimiyo Takeya Violin
Paul Viapiano Guitar
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Chauncey Welsch Trombone
Evan Wilson Viola
Gary Woodward Reeds
David Young Bass
Shari Zipper Violin
Albie Berk Drums
William Elton Trombone
Gregg Field Drums
Ezra Kliger Violin
Gayle Levant Harp
John Scanlon Viola
Patricia Aiken Violin
Rhonni Hallman Violin
Marilyn L. Johnson French Horn
Daniel Kelley French Horn
Sebastian Toettcher Cello
Renita Koven Viola
Michael Melvoin Piano
Suzie Katayama Cello
Robert Sanov Violin
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Steve Huffsteter Trumpet
Suzanna Giordono Viola
Rowena Hamil Cello
Stephens la Fever Bass
Norman Ludwin Bass
Andrew Picken Viola
Michael Skloff Keyboards
Jacqueline Suzuki Violin
Gregory Williams French Horn
Antony Cooke Cello
John Lorge French Horn
Frances Liu Wu Bass
Paul Klintworth French Horn
Igor Kiskatchi Violin
Margot Aldcroft Viola
Frank Baptist Trumpet
Julie Berghofer Harp
PierGiorgio Bertucelli Keyboards
Tamsen Beseke Violin
Andrew Martin Trombone
Eve Butler Violin
Nathan Campbell French Horn
Jennifer Munday Violin
North Wood Violin
James Stark Violin
Julia Staudhammer Viola
Tom Rainer Piano
Galina Golovin Violin
Don Shelton Reeds
Constance Deeter Bass
Bradley Kintscher French Horn
Alan Ellsworth Violin
Larry Hall Trumpet
James Atkinson French Horn
Phillip Teele Trombone
Marc Sazer Violin
Karen Jones Violin
David H. Speltz Cello
Ralph Morrison III Violin, Concert Master
Louise di Tullio Reeds
Technical Credits
Barry Manilow Producer, Liner Notes, Vocal Arrangements
Patrick Williams Arranger
Douglas Besterman Arranger, Rhythm Sequencing
Artie Butler Arranger
Don Sebesky Arranger
Johnny Mandel Arranger, Producer
Ron McMaster Digital Editing
Don Murray Engineer, Mastering
Phil Ramone Producer
Robert Vosgien Digital Editing, Mastering
Sheri G. Lee Art Direction
Michael Skloff Rhythm Sequencing
PierGiorgio Bertucelli Rhythm Sequencing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous!!!!!!

    Once again, Manilow has proven his charisma. In this album, Manilow has performed Sinatra's music and spiced it for the next generation of Sinatra lovers.

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