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

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

by Barry Manilow

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

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

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2005
Label: Arista
UPC: 0828766927221
catalogNumber: 69272


Disc 1

  1. The Best of Me (Intro)
  2. Sweet Life
  3. I Am Your Child
  4. Could It Be Magic
  5. Could It Be Magic
  6. Brandy
  7. Mandy
  8. It's a Miracle
  9. Sandra
  10. I Write the Songs
  11. As Sure as I'm Standing Here
  12. New York City Rhythm
  13. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
  14. All the Time
  15. Ready to Take a Chance Again
  16. Somewhere in the Night
  17. The Old Songs
  18. I Don't Want to Walk Without You
  19. If I Should Love Again

Disc 2

  1. Copacabana (At the Copa)
  2. Copacabana (At the Copa)
  3. Dancin' Fool
  4. I'm Your Man
  5. Hey Mambo
  6. Big Fun
  7. Riders to the Stars
  8. I Wanna Be Somebody's Baby
  9. Daybreak
  10. Even Now
  11. Life Will Go On
  12. Memory
  13. Ships
  14. If I Can Dream
  15. One Voice

Disc 3

  1. This One's for You
  2. Lay Me Down
  3. Big City Blues
  4. Somewhere Down the Road
  5. A Little Travelling Music, Please
  6. You Could Show Me
  7. Ave Maria
  8. Look to the Rainbow
  9. Joey
  10. Please Don't Be Scared
  11. Baby, It's Cold Outside
  12. When October Goes
  13. Ain't It a Shame
  14. Brooklyn Blues
  15. How Do I Stop Loving You?
  16. Just Remember
  17. I Can't Teach My Old Heart New Tricks
  18. Weekend in New England

Disc 4

  1. Give My Regards to Broadway
  2. Medley: Send in the Clowns/Looks Like We Made It
  3. Can't Smile Without You
  4. Beautiful Music
  5. Fugue for Tinhorns
  6. Medley: My Girl/No One in This World
  7. Don't Talk to Me of Love
  8. The Last Duet
  9. Wild Places
  10. Never Met a Man I Didn't Like
  11. Who Needs to Dream
  12. Read 'Em and Weep
  13. Let Freedom Ring
  14. Let Me Be Your Wings
  15. If Tomorrow Never Comes
  16. Another Life
  17. I Made It Through the Rain
  18. The Best of Me

Disc 5

  1. Chapel of Love
  2. Very Strange Medley
  3. Mandy/Could It Be Magic
  4. I Write the Songs
  5. It's a Miracle/This One's for You
  6. Daybreak
  7. Copacabana
  8. Weekend in New England
  9. The Old Song's Medley
  10. When October Goes
  11. Keep Each Other Warm

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   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   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   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   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

Andrew Lloyd 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
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   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
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
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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