Legacy have announced a May 3rd release date for Barry Manilow's Duets featuring 15 of the singer's most famous collaborations.
Barry Manilow has been proudly collaborating with the world's greatest singers whenever possible. His duet partners have included Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Reba McEntire, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Diane Schuur, Phyllis McGuire (of the McGuire Sisters), Sheena Easton, and many more. He has also collaborated with pop groups like Kid Creole & the Coconuts and The Association.
Duets is a timely reminder of Barry Manilow's successful residency at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas, with performance dates now extended into 2012.
"I'm very proud of this album," Manilow said recently. "Recording each song was a thrill because these singers are so great, but listening to all of the cuts back-to-back was an overwhelming experience. Getting the opportunity to sing with them was an honor."
Title With From album (or source) Year
1. *You've Got A Friend Melissa Manchester The Greatest Songs of the Seventies 2007
2. Hey Mambo Kid Creole & the Coconuts Swing Street 1987
3. Let Me Be Your Wings
(end title duet) Debra Byrd Thumbelina O.S. 1994
4. Cherish/Windy The Association Greatest Songs Of The Sixties 2006
5. Look To The Rainbow Barbara Cook Showstoppers 1991
6. Islands In The Stream Reba McEntire Greatest Songs Of The Eighties 2008
7. Big City Blues Mel Torme (featuring Gerry Mulligan) 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe 1984
8. On A Slow Boat To China Bette Midler Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook 2003
9. Run To Me Dionne Warwick Manilow Collection/20 Classic Hits 1985
10. Summertime Diane Schuur (featuring Stan Getz) Swing Street 1987
11. Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight Phyllis McGuire The Greatest Songs of the Fifties 2005
12. Blue Sarah Vaughan 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe 1984
13. Now And Forever Sheena Easton The Pebble and the Penguin O.S. 1995
14. I Won't Be The One To Let Go Barbra Streisand Duets (by Barbra Streisand) 2002
15. The Last Duet Lily Tomlin Barry 1980
* indicates previously unreleased mix