The Complete Collection and Then Some... [2005 Reissue]

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The story Barry Manilow, his friends, and associates tell in the liner notes to his four-CD/one-VHS box set retrospective The Complete Collection and Then Some... is about a contemporary pop songwriter who is reluctantly transformed into an interpretive singer; becomes an easy listening, commercial pop superstar much to his surprise and, to some extent, dismay; and, through travail, reclaims his original vision by writing and performing neo-classic pop with tinges of jazz and show music. The trouble with this story is that when you play the album, you still hear a lot of earnest, piano-based romantic ballads, the singer's own tunes virtually indistinguishable from those of others. David Martin, co-author of "Can't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The story Barry Manilow, his friends, and associates tell in the liner notes to his four-CD/one-VHS box set retrospective The Complete Collection and Then Some... is about a contemporary pop songwriter who is reluctantly transformed into an interpretive singer; becomes an easy listening, commercial pop superstar much to his surprise and, to some extent, dismay; and, through travail, reclaims his original vision by writing and performing neo-classic pop with tinges of jazz and show music. The trouble with this story is that when you play the album, you still hear a lot of earnest, piano-based romantic ballads, the singer's own tunes virtually indistinguishable from those of others. David Martin, co-author of "Can't Smile Without You," frankly admits that he stole the song's title from a greeting card, but Manilow's own lyric collaborators don't dig much deeper. Manilow's real talents lie in arrangement -- he always puts in enough modulations, tempo shifts, and instrumental development to maintain interest -- and in his singing, which retains sincerity and some buoyancy despite the unrelieved plaintiveness of the melodies and lyrics. It's lonely housewife music, to be sure, but Manilow's performances transform it. His subsequent forays into Latin, jazz, classic pop, and show music are the works of an enthusiastic amateur, but no less winning for that, except for a few occasions that reveal a lack of taste. Like other box sets assembled in the early '90s, The Complete Collection and Then Some... tipped the scales more toward unreleased material. There were a few newly recorded songs, and a few that had been left off Manilow's regular albums, but the bulk of the previously unreleased material consisted of live performances, demos, and alternate takes. Many of the big hits are only heard in alternate versions, meaning that this was aimed at Manilow fans for whom the original demo of "Mandy," on which the singer accidentally sang "Brandy" the song's original title, was more valuable. The set also included an hour-long video, Barry Manilow Performances, Volume One: The Highlights, which employed footage from Manilow's television appearances of the 1970s and '80s. [The Complete Collection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 828766927221
  • Catalog Number: 69272
  • Sales rank: 55,633

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Best of Me (Intro) (0:45)
  2. 2 Sweet Life (4:11)
  3. 3 I Am Your Child (2:34)
  4. 4 Could It Be Magic (2:33)
  5. 5 Could It Be Magic (6:50)
  6. 6 Brandy (1:29)
  7. 7 Mandy (3:46)
  8. 8 It's a Miracle (4:01)
  9. 9 Sandra (4:33)
  10. 10 I Write the Songs (3:55)
  11. 11 As Sure as I'm Standing Here (4:53)
  12. 12 New York City Rhythm (4:44)
  13. 13 Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again (4:44)
  14. 14 All the Time (3:17)
  15. 15 Ready to Take a Chance Again (3:01)
  16. 16 Somewhere in the Night (3:29)
  17. 17 The Old Songs (4:53)
  18. 18 I Don't Want to Walk Without You (3:56)
  19. 19 If I Should Love Again (5:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Copacabana (At the Copa) (1:32)
  2. 2 Copacabana (At the Copa) (4:05)
  3. 3 Dancin' Fool (1:18)
  4. 4 I'm Your Man (4:47)
  5. 5 Hey Mambo - Kid Creole & the Coconuts (2:50)
  6. 6 Big Fun (3:54)
  7. 7 Riders to the Stars (4:52)
  8. 8 I Wanna Be Somebody's Baby (4:17)
  9. 9 Daybreak (3:51)
  10. 10 Even Now (3:36)
  11. 11 Life Will Go On (3:43)
  12. 12 Memory (4:27)
  13. 13 Ships (4:00)
  14. 14 If I Can Dream (4:50)
  15. 15 One Voice (3:02)
Disc 3
  1. 1 This One's for You (3:09)
  2. 2 Lay Me Down (4:21)
  3. 3 Big City Blues - Mel Tormé (4:20)
  4. 4 Somewhere Down the Road (4:07)
  5. 5 A Little Travelling Music, Please (4:25)
  6. 6 You Could Show Me (1:49)
  7. 7 Ave Maria (4:00)
  8. 8 Look to the Rainbow (4:33)
  9. 9 Joey (3:15)
  10. 10 Please Don't Be Scared (5:36)
  11. 11 Baby, It's Cold Outside - K.T. Oslin (5:25)
  12. 12 When October Goes (4:02)
  13. 13 Ain't It a Shame (3:36)
  14. 14 Brooklyn Blues (5:11)
  15. 15 How Do I Stop Loving You? (5:03)
  16. 16 Just Remember (3:22)
  17. 17 I Can't Teach My Old Heart New Tricks (4:02)
  18. 18 Weekend in New England (3:45)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Give My Regards to Broadway (3:46)
  2. 2 Medley: Send in the Clowns/Looks Like We Made It (5:49)
  3. 3 Can't Smile Without You (3:07)
  4. 4 Beautiful Music (4:39)
  5. 5 Fugue for Tinhorns - Hinton Battle (2:50)
  6. 6 Medley: My Girl/No One in This World (5:24)
  7. 7 Don't Talk to Me of Love - Mireille Mathieu (4:10)
  8. 8 The Last Duet (4:01)
  9. 9 Wild Places (4:13)
  10. 10 Never Met a Man I Didn't Like (4:59)
  11. 11 Who Needs to Dream (3:55)
  12. 12 Read 'Em and Weep (5:12)
  13. 13 Let Freedom Ring (4:06)
  14. 14 Let Me Be Your Wings (3:46)
  15. 15 If Tomorrow Never Comes (5:03)
  16. 16 Another Life (4:20)
  17. 17 I Made It Through the Rain (4:20)
  18. 18 The Best of Me (4:06)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Chapel of Love (1:42)
  2. 2 Very Strange Medley (2:45)
  3. 3 Mandy/Could It Be Magic (4:07)
  4. 4 I Write the Songs (4:01)
  5. 5 It's a Miracle/This One's for You (8:19)
  6. 6 Daybreak (0:55)
  7. 7 Copacabana (4:20)
  8. 8 Weekend in New England (8:53)
  9. 9 The Old Song's Medley (4:05)
  10. 10 When October Goes (9:46)
  11. 11 Keep Each Other Warm (6:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barry Manilow Primary Artist, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Melissa Manchester Background Vocals
Pat Coil Piano
Tim Heintz Synthesizer, Keyboards
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Shelly Manne Drums
Bill Mays Piano, Keyboards
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Sam Riney Saxophone
Tom Scott Tenor Saxophone
Lorraine Feather Vocals, Background Vocals
Full Swing Vocals, Background Vocals
David Foster Synthesizer Bass
Bill Champlin Background Vocals
Jerry Corbetta Keyboards
Ron Dante Background Vocals
Davey Johnstone Guitar
Jimmy Maelen Percussion
Peter Matz Conductor
Roger Powell Synthesizer
Jay Mitchell Synthesizer, Keyboards
Sharon Redd Background Vocals
Paul Shaffer Electric Piano
George Duvivier Bass
Charlie Brown Guitar
Kathe Green Background Vocals
Adrienne Anderson Background Vocals
Eddie Arkin Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Alan Axelrod Keyboards
Kevin Axt Bass
Bob Babbitt Bass
John Barranco Guitar
Kevin Bassinson Piano, Keyboards
Dennis Belfield Bass
Ginger Blake Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Susan Boyd Background Vocals
Pattie Brooks Background Vocals
Bruce Broughton Conductor
Monica Burruss Background Vocals
Debra Byrd Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir Director, Choir Conductor
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Laura Creamer Background Vocals
Randy Crenshaw Background Vocals
Charlotte Crossley Vocals, Background Vocals
Raymond Crossley Keyboards
Lawrence Dermer Background Vocals
Kevin DiSimone Background Vocals
Linda Dillard Background Vocals
Rory Dodd Background Vocals
Steven Donaghey Bass
Alan Estes Percussion
Gary Falcone Background Vocals
Dennis Farac Guitar
Michael Federal Bass, Vocals
Donna Fein Background Vocals
Michael Fisher Percussion
Simon Franglen Synclavier
Dick Frank Guitar
Steve Gadd Drums
Leon Gaer Bass
Joe Galdo Background Vocals
Gary Grant Horn
Robin Grean Background Vocals
Ed Greene Drums
Lee Gurst Percussion, Conductor, Drums
Bud Harner Percussion, Drums
Pat Henderson Background Vocals
Jerry Hey Flugelhorn, Horn
Dan Higgins Saxophone
Mitch Holder Guitar
Billy Hulting Percussion
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Augie Johnson Vocals, Background Vocals
Jon Joyce Background Vocals
Gail Kantor Background Vocals
Tom Kelly Background Vocals
Randy Kerber Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Billy Kidd Keyboards, Vocals
Ren Klyce Synthesizer, Keyboards
Ron Krasinski Drums
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Michael Landau Guitar
Will Lee Bass
Paul Leim Drums
Jon Lind Background Vocals
Michael Lloyd Synthesizer
Charles Loper Horn
Keith Loving Guitar
Bob Mann Guitar
Robert Marullo Synthesizer, Keyboards
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Joe Melotti Keyboards, Vocals
Merle Miller Background Vocals
Wally Minko Keyboards
Jonathan Moffett Drums
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
Dee Murray Bass
Nigel Olsson Drums
Bill Page English Horn, Woodwind
Richard Page Background Vocals
Ken Park Percussion
Dean Parks Guitar
Ron Pedley Keyboards
Joel Peskin Saxophone
Art Phillips Guitar
Joe Pizzulo Background Vocals
Mike Porcaro Bass
John Pondel Guitar
Norman Pride Conga
Richie Resnicoff Guitar
Howie Rice Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Dana Robbins Vocals, Woodwind
Terral "Terry" Santiel Percussion
Jason Scheff Background Vocals
Stanley Schwartz Saxophone
Carl Sealove Bass
John Philip Shenale Synthesizer
Holly Sherwood Background Vocals
Sterling Smith Piano
Jon Stroll Electric Piano
Eric Troyer Background Vocals
Carlos Vega Drums
Stu Woods Bass
Jimmy Young Drums
Freeman Clemente Background Vocals
Marc Levine Bas Dessus
John Pattitucci Bass
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Steve Welch Keyboards
Laurel Massé Background Vocals
Artie Kaplan Saxophone
Christopher Parker Drums
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Horn
Jeff Mirinoff Guitar
Ken Berry Guitar
Ramona Brooks Background Vocals
Victor Vanacore Keyboards
Billy Hughes Background Vocals
Neil Steubenhaus Bass
Muffy Hendricks Background Vocals
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Janette Stuart Background Vocals
James Jolis Background Vocals
Stu Scharff Guitar
Larry Hall Horn
Ronnie Zito Drums
John "Hot Fat Reynolds" Ferraro Drums
Jimmy Haas Background Vocals
Kevin Brackett Vocals
Robert Danz Background Vocals
Robert Forte Percussion
Becky Lopez Porter Background Vocals
Craig Meyer Vocals
Pamela Pentony Background Vocals
Sheilah Rae Background Vocals
Reparata Background Vocals
Jane Schektor Background Vocals
Lou Shoch Bass
Vanessa Brown Percussion
Kevin Ellman Drums
Russ Freeman Guitar
Technical Credits
A. L. Webber Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Garth Brooks Composer
Ian Hunter Composer
Barry Manilow Arranger, Composer, Producer, Author, rhythm arrangement, Rhythm Track Arrangement, Choir Arrangement, Introduction
Smokey Robinson Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Jeremy Lubbock Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements
Lorraine Feather Composer
George M. Cohan Composer
David Foster Arranger, Composer, Producer
Ron Dante Producer
Randy Edelman Composer
Bruce Johnston Composer
Richard Kerr Composer
Tom Snow Composer
Jim Steinman Arranger, Composer, Producer, Direction
Larry Weiss Composer
Charlie Skarbek Arranger, Producer
Will Rogers Engineer
Frank Loesser Composer
Allen Abrahamson Engineer
Gerald Alters Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Strings Orchestrator
Adrienne Anderson Composer
Janfred Arendsen Engineer
Eddie Arkin Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Chris Arnold Composer
John Arrias Engineer
Dick Berkhe Orchestration
John Bettis Composer
John Bogosian Engineer
Michael Braunstein Engineer
Duncan Browne Composer
Billy Byers Orchestral Arrangements
Artie Butler Composer, Orchestration, Strings Orchestrator
Greg Calbi Mastering
Dirk Dalton Engineer
August Darnell Contributor
Clive Davis Liner Notes
Michael Delugg Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Lawrence Dermer Arranger, Producer
Rory Dodd Vocal Arrangements
Scott English Composer
Claude Ermelin Arranger
Emilio Estefan Jr. Producer
Jack Feldman Composer
Charles Fox Composer
Simon Franglen Engineer
Joe Galdo Arranger, Producer
Bob Gaudio Producer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Adolph Green Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Norman Harris String Arrangements
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Andy Hill Composer
Will Jennings Composer
Buddy Kaye Composer
Tom Kelly Composer
Gerard Kenny Composer
Garry Kief Executive Producer, Management
Stephen Krause Engineer
Burton Lane Composer
Michael Lloyd Arranger, Producer, Engineer
David Martin Composer
Richard Marx Composer
Harry Maslin Engineer
Murray McFadden Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Geoff Morrow Composer
Joel Moss Engineer
Don Murray Engineer
Dan Nebenzal Engineer
Tony Orlando Producer
Marty Panzer Composer
Sir Arthur Payson Engineer
David Pomeranz Composer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Joe Renzetti String Arrangements
Howie Rice Composer, Producer
Carmine Rubino Engineer
Holly Sherwood Vocal Arrangements
Mindy Sterling Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Bruce Sussman Composer
Eric Troyer Vocal Arrangements
John VanNest Engineer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Robert Vosgien Digital Editing
Cynthia Weil Composer
Allan Rich Composer
Bill Zehme Essay
Greg Gorman Cover Photo
Susan Mendola Art Direction
Carolyn Quan Booklet Design
Kent Blazy Composer
Preston Sturges Composer
John Venable Live Recording
Trevor Nunn Composer
T.S. Eliot Composer
Norman Martin Composer
Enoch Anderson Composer
Victor Vanacore Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Rhythm Track Arrangement
Melanie Baldwin Music Administrator
Emilio and The Jerks Producer
Power Of Prayer Ensemble Contributor
Tower of Praise Church Contributor
Doretha Wilkerson Choral Ensemble Contributor
Eric Schilling Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Complete Waste of Manilow

    As a fan and supporter of his music and work as as showman, I can't help but wonder what the point is of this re-issue. When I bought the original release while I was in college in 1992, it was amazing. I'd give it the 5 star without a problem. Normally on a re-issue, an artist adds material and edits like an author. That is not what is being done here. You can include more than 60 minutes of program on a DVD, and you also can do the same with a CD. It has been done. I will not go out and buy this useless product that Mr. Manilow re-issues. It seems that's all he does today is re-issue and show us "Copacabana" in a spaghetti dance mix. By the way, the original boxed set was never out of print and only a few years ago was certified Gold. If you bought more than one copy of the original, good! Keep it. I'm sure the VHS tape works well. If you feel the absolute need to buy this album, (This begs the question of re-issuing until we're sick to our stomachs of the stale bread served with spaghetti.) find a used copy that's at least $5-10. I really think as a fan, he and his little clown posse must take me for a fool. I'm not. I've "sent" in the clowns. They're here. I'm looking at them. Nice try. I think I hear "Sweet Caroline" and (I) "don't seem so lonely."

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