This One's for You [Bonus Tracks]

This One's for You [Bonus Tracks]

by Barry Manilow
     
 

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This One's for You -- the fourth album from Barry Manilow -- contained four Top 30 hits including Randy Edelman's stunningly significant "Weekend in New England" (Top Ten towards the end of 1976), and another Number One -- "Looks Like We Made It" cowritten by "Mandy" cowriter Richard Kerr and "Somewhere in the Night" cowriter Will Jennings -- a fact that begs

Overview

This One's for You -- the fourth album from Barry Manilow -- contained four Top 30 hits including Randy Edelman's stunningly significant "Weekend in New England" (Top Ten towards the end of 1976), and another Number One -- "Looks Like We Made It" cowritten by "Mandy" cowriter Richard Kerr and "Somewhere in the Night" cowriter Will Jennings -- a fact that begs the question -- why didn't Barry Manilow cowrite with the bevy of major songwriters who penned his major hit recordings? The most consistent of his albums up to this point in time -- a big improvement over his Tryin' to Get the Feeling LP -- there are still lyrics that initiate "the cringe factor," words so uncool they no doubt participated in keeping Barry Manilow from enjoying the chic appreciation Middle of the Road predecessors Ferrante & Teicher and their contemporaries were blessed with years after heavy chart activity. A song with science fiction overtones like "Riders to the Stars" comes off as tacky, Adrienne Anderson and Manilow dripping with excess, though they find redemption in penning the singer's ninth hit, "Daybreak," a strong and bouncy number in the "It's a Miracle" category, but even better. And the team that brought you "It's a Miracle," lyricist Marty Panzer and showman Manilow create the title track, "This One's for You," the song with the weakest showing of Barry's first 16 Top 30 hits. With great orchestration from Gerald Alters, Charles Calello, Dick Berkhe, and Van McCoy, a touch of class permeates the Manilow/Ron Dante production. The first five songs flow better than the second half, but three of the four hits are very, very special -- further cementing this artist as a major force -- those hits keeping him on the charts from October of 1976 to October of 1977 -- as a huge radio presence keeping the audience primed for the next studio disc and its four more hits. [The 2006 bonus tracks version of This One's For You includes four previously unreleased recordings.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972942827
catalogNumber:
729428

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Manilow   Primary Artist,Piano,Background Vocals
Ron Dante   Background Vocals
Alan Axelrod   Keyboards
Debra Byrd   Background Vocals
Steven Donaghey   Bass
Dennis Farac   Guitar
Lee Gurst   Drums
Will Lee   Bass
Richie Resnicoff   Guitar
David Spinozza   Guitar
Ronald Zito   Drums
Carlos Martin   Conga,Animal Sounds
Paul Schaeffer   Keyboards
Monica Buruss   Background Vocals
Gerry Friedman   Guitar
Lady In The Middle With The Very Strange Name   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Manilow   Composer,Orchestration,Audio Production
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Gary Benson   Composer
Ron Dante   Audio Production
Randy Edelman   Composer
Richard Kerr   Composer
Van McCoy   Orchestration
Gerald Alters   Orchestration
Adrienne Anderson   Composer
Dick Berkhe   Orchestration
Charles Calello   Orchestration
Michael Delugg   Engineer
Lee Gurst   Cover Design
Will Jennings   Composer
Garry Kief   Personal Manager
Marty Panzer   Composer
Bruce Sussman   Composer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Quaglieri   Reissue Producer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Enoch Anderson   Composer
Andreas Meyer   Engineer

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