Summer of '78

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Barry Manilow decided to follow the success of Singin' with the Big Bands with an album saluting another great lost era -- The Summer of '78. Even on the newly written title song, it's never quite clear why Manilow chose the summer of 1978 out of an entire decade of summers -- after all, the album is comprised of songs written throughout the '70s -- but the exact reason doesn't matter: as much as its predecessor, this is an exercise in nostalgia, pure and simple. Of course, it's very entertaining nostalgia, as Manilow has chosen soft rock songs Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch," Leo Sayer's "When I Need You," Bob Seger's "We've Got Tonight" that perfectly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Barry Manilow decided to follow the success of Singin' with the Big Bands with an album saluting another great lost era -- The Summer of '78. Even on the newly written title song, it's never quite clear why Manilow chose the summer of 1978 out of an entire decade of summers -- after all, the album is comprised of songs written throughout the '70s -- but the exact reason doesn't matter: as much as its predecessor, this is an exercise in nostalgia, pure and simple. Of course, it's very entertaining nostalgia, as Manilow has chosen soft rock songs Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch," Leo Sayer's "When I Need You," Bob Seger's "We've Got Tonight" that perfectly suit his style. It's a minor entry in Manilow's catalog to be sure, but The Summer of '78 is a perfectly executed and entertaining slice of nostalgia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/1996
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 078221880947
  • Catalog Number: 18809

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Summer of '78 (1:48)
  2. 2 Interlude: Love's Theme (0:25)
  3. 3 Reminiscing (3:44)
  4. 4 I Go Crazy (4:08)
  5. 5 When I Need You (4:01)
  6. 6 The Air That I Breathe (3:42)
  7. 7 Bluer Than Blue (2:57)
  8. 8 We've Got Tonite (4:39)
  9. 9 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight (3:17)
  10. 10 Sometimes When We Touch (4:10)
  11. 11 Never My Love (2:57)
  12. 12 Just Remember I Love You (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barry Manilow Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Keyboards
Love Unlimited Orchestra Track Performer
Eric Darken Percussion
Mike Brignardello Bass, Guitar
John Hammond Drums
Tom Hemby Bass, Guitar
Dann Huff Electric Guitar
Bonnie Keen Background Vocals
Paul Leim Drums
Blair Masters Synthesizer
Marty McCall Background Vocals
Jerry McPherson Electric Guitar
Michael Mellett Background Vocals
Michael Omartian Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Synthesizer Bass
Chris Rodriguez Background Vocals
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Biff Watson Acoustic Guitar
Tim Akers Synthesizer, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Barry Manilow Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Phil Bloch Contributor
Terry Christian Engineer
Michael Omartian Arranger, Producer
Denny Purcell Mastering
Dick Addrisi Composer
Sheri G. Lee Art Direction
Eric Barnard Contributor
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