Barry Manilow: Greatest Hits 1978 (Mandy, Even Now) 2LP Picture-Like New $34.99


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Barry Manilow Greatest Hits 1978

Timing is a crucial issue in the release of a first “greatest-hits” anthology for an artist in mid-career, and Arista Records could not have improved on its decision to issue Barry Manilow’s Greatest Hits in the fall of 1978. At the time, Manilow had enjoyed an unbroken string of 13 consecutive Top 30 hits, and the 14th, “Somewhere in the Night,” was already in the pipeline. That was more than enough for the usual hits set, but Arista plumped for a double-LP set, including all 14 hit singles and adding another five album tracks. (With the advent of CDs, the label deleted one of those album tracks, “Jump Shot Boogie,” and reissued Greatest Hits as a single 18-track, 69-minute CD, even though all 19 would have fit.) Most of the extras were uptempo numbers, making a welcome change of pace from the ballads that constituted most of Manilow’s hits. One exception to this rule was “All the Time,” a ballad that probably would have been a hit single if it could have been squeezed into Manilow’s release schedule. Greatest Hits was perfectly timed because it caught Manilow at his popular peak; he would have more big hits, but not many, so that, for those who loved him, the essence of his repertoire was to be found here, from “Mandy” to “Copacabana” and all the AM favorites in between. For Manilow himself, this profit-taking product allowed him time to catch his breath. He hadn’t had a new album since Even Now the previous winter, and he wouldn’t have another one until One Voice, nearly a year in the future. (When it came, that LP would prove a mere million-seller after five consecutive multi-platinum albums.) Four years is a long time at the top of the heap in pop music, and Manilow’s comprehensive Greatest Hits, covering 1974-1978, is an excellent time capsule of his most popular period.

Video: Barry Manilow – Mandy (1974)


A1 Mandy

Written-By – Richard Kerr, Scott English
A2 New York City Rhythm

Written-By – Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer
A3 Ready To Take A Chance Again

Lyrics By – Norman Gimbel
Music By – Charles Fox
A4 Looks Like We Made It

Written-By – Richard Kerr, Will Jennings
A5 Daybreak

B1 Can’t Smile Without You

B2 It’s A Miracle

Written-By – Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer
B3 Even Now

Written-By – Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer
B4 Bandstand Boogie

Lyrics By [Special Lyrics] – Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman
B5 Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again

Written-By – David Pomeranz
C1 Could It Be Magic

C2 Somewhere In The Night

Written-By – Richard Kerr, Will Jennings
C3 Jump Shout Boogie

C4 Weekend In New England

Written-By – Randy Edelman
C5 All The Time

Written-By – Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer
D1 This One’s For You

Written-By – Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer
D2 Copacabana (Disco)

D3 Beautiful Music

Written-By – Barry Manilow, Marty Panzer
D4 I Write The Songs

Written-By – Bruce Johnston

Additional information

Weight 1.15 oz
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 2 in