Barry Manilow Album

Artist(s): Barry Manilow

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Tracklist

Sing It

length: 1:16
vocal: Barry Manilow and Joe Manilow
writer: Barry Manilow, Joe Manilow

SING IT

This is actually strictly dialogue between Barry and his grandfather, Joe, made circa 1951 or right around that time. They were at a "Record Your Own Voice" booth, and this is approximately how the conversation went.

JOE: All right! "A Happy Birthday", come on, go ahead, sing.
BARRY: What? What?
JOE: Sing. I have the words for you, sing it. Sing it. Sing to me! "A happy birthday to you…"
BARRY: N-no, I can't! I have to go to the bathroom.
JOE: All right, go ahead, Barry, sing it, sing it! Sing it! Go ahead.
BARRY: When?
JOE: I said now. Go ahead, sing it. "Happy…" Go ahead, come on. Come on, sing it! Come on, go ahead.
BARRY: How?
JOE: Like this, "Happy…" Come on, go ahead. All right, my dear grandson, "A Happy Birthday". Barry's gonna sing to you a nice song. Go ahead, Barry, sing it! Go ahead, sing it! Come on…come on, Barry, sing it! Sing "A Happy Birthday". Barry, don't you want to sing it? Come on, Barry, sing it…Well, I'm sorry, my dear grandson, Barry, don't want to sing for you. OK, what do you want to sing? Do you want to sing a rhumba? All right, sing the rhumba. Go ahead, Barry, sing it! Go ahead, Barry, sing it! Go ahead, Barry. Come on, sing it. Come on, Barry! You gotta talk to make a record. Don't you want to make a record? Don't you want to make a record? You want to make a record, Barry? Huh? Go ahead!

Sweetwater Jones

length: 2:30
remixer: Artie Friedman
producer: Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
lead vocals: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
electric guitar: Dickie Frank
recording engineer: Jerome Gasper
background vocals: Ron Dante, Merle Miller, Melissa Manchester and Gail Kantor
acoustic guitar: Stuart Scharf
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
tambourine: Norman Pride
bass guitar: Russell George
composer: Barry Manilow
lyricist: Barry Manilow
Went riding
out in to the country night
he left his phone still ringing
ringing by the t.v.'s light

goodbye to you new york city
goodbye to every thing it used to be
you sure can could look good Emerald City
oh but now your just a drag on me

goodbye to the ringing phone
goodbye to the old grindstone
and what use to be Jimmy Jones
now they known as Sweetwater Jones

Sweetwater Jones keep on going
hey Jonese boy your'll doing find
smiling a smile and knowing
that your heading fore a better time

look at your face hey its shinning
hey beaming like it never could
look at your eyes hey you crying
but you never thought you fell so good
goodbye to the ringing phone

good,good,goodbye to the old grindstone
what use to be Jimmy Jones
now they known as Sweetwater Jones
ohhhh ohhh Sweetwater Jones
what use to be Jimmy Jones
now they known as Sweetwater Jones
now they known as Sweetwater Jones

Cloudburst

length: 2:25
producer: Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
vocal: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
recording engineer: Elliot Scheiner
arranger: Barry Manilow
congas: Norman Pride
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
bass guitar: Stu Woods
composer: Jimmy Harris, Leroy Kirkland
lyricist: Jon Hendricks
I was blue and I was always wearing a frown
Because my gal had turned me down.
Then we met and you can bet
I knew from the first, you were my love,
And that's when the old gray cloudburst.
My heart really flew, the day you caught my eye.
I hope that we two will never say "Good-bye."
Clouds of gray have silver linings
When they reverse. I found your love
And that's when the old gray cloudburst.

Hey, baby
I'm gonna tell you 'bout your lovin'
And your kissn' and your huggin'
And your sweet turtle-dovin' pretty baby.
I won't be satisfied til I hear 'em play,
"Here comes the bride."

Listen to me baby and I don't mean maybe.
Listen to my story, it's terrifficly true.
I gotta find a way of telling
You that I really go for you.
I hope you really believe me baby
'cause I certainly do.

'Cause you're thrillin' me, you're really,
Really thrilling when you tell me
That you probably got a kind of crush on me,
That moves me, grooves me.
How divine can one woman be?

Well little darlin', you got me fallin'.
You got me goofy and gay.
I'm gonna get carried away.
Just think, you're gonna be mine someday.

Oh, let's spin a little,
Park a little, stop a little,
Spark a little, live a little, love a little,
Maybe turtle-dove a little baby.
Every time you hold me so near,
Nobody loves me like you, dear.

Let's stop a little, squeeze a little,
Probably maybe tease a little,
Try a little, sigh a little,
Maybe have to cry a little bit,
'cause to tell you the truth,
I'm gonna love you and that's it.

'Cause I love you baby,
Love you baby, love you baby, love you baby,
With all my heart.
Oh, listen to me while I say I let
A lot little ladies get away
Because I know, I know pretty baby, I know,
I know, pretty baby,
I know you're the one, yes you're the one.
I knew when I met you
What a break it was to get you.

When it's cloudy and gray and that's the worst.
How do you cause the cloud to burst?
You got to find a lover,
Find a lover, find a lover, find a lover.

If it's silvery under clouds of gray.
How do you chase the clouds away?
You gotta find a little girl
And make her love you a lot.
Don't ever leave unless you flip your
Lid and really want to ruin the plot.

Sounds easy does it?
Light as a breeze thru the trees.
Boy, how pleasant was it?
Pleasant as one summer day, boy.

It's so wonderful, what a love can do.
Look at what love has done for you.
Hey, I'm a lucky lover, lucky lover,
I got the love you should discover.

I was blue and I was always wearing a frown,
Because my gal had turned me down.
Then we met and you can bet
I knew from the first, You were my love,
And that's when the old gray cloudburst.

Take a look at me. Boy take another look,
Take another look, take another look,
Take another good, long, look at me.
Love opened my eyes and now I see,

Clouds of gray have silver linings
When they reverse. I found your love,
And that's when the old, gray, cloudburst.
That's when the old, gray, cloud burst!

One of These Days

length: 2:54
producer: Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
lead vocals: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
recording engineer: Elliot Scheiner
arranger: Barry Manilow
background vocals: Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
acoustic guitar: Stuart Scharf
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
solo acoustic guitar: Stuart Scharf
bass guitar: Stu Woods
lyricist: Barry Manilow
composer: Barry Manilow
One of these Days
One of these very ordinary days
You're gonna call my name
And I won't be there
After the days
After these very very many days

You're gonna see the light
And I won't be there

And on that day
Somehow I'll find the stregth to stay away
I won't give in
I will not let myself be taken in... again
Oh no my friend

One of these days
Out of the blue you'll start remembering
And I won't care
'Cause I won't be there

Oh, and on that day
I swear I'll find the strength somehow to stay away
I won't give in
I will not let myself be taken in, again
Oh no my friend

That's what I say
That's what I tell myself, I won't give in
So try it someday
And you'll see that I won't be there
No, you know, no, I won't

These days
I, won't be there
No, no, no I won't be there

Oh My Lady

length: 3:26
producer: Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
lead vocals: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
electric guitar: Dickie Frank
recording engineer: Elliot Scheiner
arranger: Barry Manilow
acoustic guitar: Stuart Scharf
congas: Norman Pride
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
solo electric guitar: Dickie Frank
bass guitar: Stu Woods
composer: Barry Manilow
lyricist: Adrienne Anderson
First they told me
That they loved me
Dressed me up in the light of gold
All they wanted was to know me
Gotta get me on before I get too old

Then they told me I was big time
Lots of favors of limosine
This might be what they told me it would be
But I'm not sure it's what I need
Not what I need

Now, won't you tell me
Oh, my lady
Where's my lady
All this glory
Where's my lady
To share it with me
Oh, to share it with me

First they told me
I could love you
And then they told me never mind
Never mind
Gotta keep those cards and letters flowing in my friend
Gotta try and have a real good
Real good time

Now wouldn't you tell me
Oh my lady
Where's my lady
All this glory
Where's my lady to share it with me
Oh to share it with me
Now woun't you tell me
Oh where's my lady
All this glory

I Am Your Child

length: 2:14
producer: Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
vocal: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
recording engineer: Jerome Gasper
arranger: Barry Manilow
acoustic guitar: Stuart Scharf
bass guitar: Russell George
composer: Barry Manilow
lyricist: Marty Panzer
I am your child
Wherever you go
You take me too
Whatever I know
I learned from you

Whatever I do
You taught me to do
I am your child
And I am your chance

Whatever will come
Will come from me
Tomorrow is won
By winning me

Whatever I am
You taught me to be
I am your hope
I am your chance
I am your child

Whatever I am
You taught me to be
I am your hope
I am your chance
I am your child

Could It Be Magic

length: 7:11
producer: Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
lead vocals: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
recording engineer: Elliot Scheiner
arranger: Barry Manilow
background vocals: Pamela Pentony, Ron Dante, Sheilah Rae, Robert Danz, Adrienne Anderson, Gail Kantor, Jane Scheckter, Jane Stuart, Kathe Green, Laurel Massé and Merle Miller
acoustic guitar: Stuart Scharf
congas: Norman Pride
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
bass guitar: Stu Woods
composer: Barry Manilow, Fryderyk Chopin
lyricist: Adrienne Anderson
Spirit move me everytime I'm near you
Whirling like a cyclone in my mind
Sweet Melissa, angel of my lifetime
Answer to all answers I can find

Baby, I love you, come, come
Come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you

And, baby, I want you, now, now
Now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last?

I could love you, build my world around you
Never leave you 'til my life is done

Baby, I love you, come, come
Come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you

And, baby, I want you now, now, now
Now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last?

And could it be magic?

Come, come on, come on
Come, come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you, all of you

Baby, I want you now, now, now
Now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last?

Could it be magic?

Come, come on, come on
Come, come into my arms
Let me know the wonder of all of you

Baby, I want you now, now, now
Now and hold on fast
Could this be the magic at last?

Seven More Years

length: 3:35
producer: Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
lead vocals: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
recording engineer: Elliot Scheiner
arranger: Barry Manilow
acoustic guitar: Stuart Scharf
congas: Norman Pride
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
bass guitar: Stu Woods
composer: Barry Manilow
lyricist: Marty Panzer
David I said as I lay on my bed
Another years gone bye
Your starting your parole
In the morning they said
Please tell her I'm alright

Seven more years if only if she can hold on
Seven more years and I'll be home again
David you got to tell her that I miss her
Tell her I'll miss every day till then
Tell her it ain't so bad
And say you're my friend
Say that I'm OK
And tell her too wait for me
And I'll be home again
Getting home again getting home again

David I said as he started to go
Another years gone by
Won't you write me some time
I'll miss you ,you know
But I'll make out alright

Seven more years if only I can hold her
Seven more years and I'll be home again
David you got to tell her that I miss her
Tell her I'll miss her every day till then

But tell her it ant so bad
Please tell her my friend
Say that I'm OK
And tell her to wait for me
And I'll be home again
Getting home again getting home again
Getting home, getting home again

Seven more years if only I can hold on
Seven more years and I'll be home again
David you got to tell her that I miss her

Tell her that I'll miss her every day till then
I only got seven more years
I only got seven more years
I know I got only got seven more lousy years
I only got seven more years
I only got seven more lousy years

Flashy Lady

length: 3:53
producer: Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
conductor: Barry Manilow
lead vocals: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
electric guitar: Dickie Frank
recording engineer: Elliot Scheiner
arranger: Barry Manilow
guitar: Ron Dante and Bob Mann
percussion: Jimmy Maelen
congas: Norman Pride
drums (drum set): Andrew Smith
tambourine: Norman Pride
bass guitar: Bob Babbitt
writer: Ron Dante, Marty Panzer
Prance, prance I'm goin go in to your dance
Flashy lady
Shake, shake you know you got what it take
Flashy lady
Everything I got depends on you
Flashy lady
No one else can love me like you do
No one else but you
Cause you got that think

Flashy lady
Come on and strut your stuff
Strut your stuff
Now now flashy lady
I just can't get enough
No not enough
You know when other people call you trash
I love to love a flashy lady

Wild, wild you really got on me now
Flashy lady
Shine, shine you know your looking find
Flashy lady
I can never let you get away
Flashy lady
And it doesn't matter what they say
Your goin to get your way
Cause you got that think

Flashy lady
Come on and strut you stuff
Come on come on now
Flashy lady
I just can't get enough
Not a - not enough
You know when other people call you trash
I love to love a flashy lady
Flashy lady

Don't you know you got a grandprance
Come on go in to your dance
Flashy lady
Shake,shake you know you got what it takes
Flashy lady
I can use a taste of what you got
Flashy lady
You can chase away the blues I got
The bad news I got
When you use that thing

Flashy lady
Come on and strut your stuff
Come on,come on now
Flashy lady
I just can't get enough
You know,you know,you know.know
When people call you trash
I love to love the flashy lady
Flashy lady
Flashy lady prance ,prance come on,come on
Flashy lady shake,shake you know you got what it takes
Shine, shine you know your looking find
Flashy lady

Friends

length: 3:05
producer: Barry Manilow and Ron Dante
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
lead vocals: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
electric guitar: Dickie Frank
recording engineer: Elliot Scheiner
arranger: Barry Manilow
background vocals: Gail Kantor, Merle Miller and Laurel Massé
acoustic guitar: Stuart Scharf
congas: Norman Pride
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
tambourine: Norman Pride
bass guitar: Stu Woods
writer: Mark “Moogy” Klingman, Buzzy Linhart
And I am all alone.
There is no one here beside me.
And my problems have all gone,
There is no one to deride me.

But you got to have friends the feeling's of so strong.
You got to have friends to make the day last long.

I got some friends but they're gone
Someone came and took them away
And from the dusk till the dawn here is where I'll stay.

Standing at the end of the world boys
Waiting for my new friends to come.
I don't care if I'm hungry or poor,
I'm gonna get some of them.

'Cause you got to have friends.
'Cause you got to have friends.

Sweet Life

length: 3:14
producer: Ron Dante and Barry Manilow
conductor: Barry Manilow
piano: Barry Manilow
lead vocals: Barry Manilow
mixer: Elliot Scheiner
electric guitar: Dickie Frank
recording engineer: Jerome Gasper
arranger: Barry Manilow
background vocals: Gail Kantor, Merle Miller and Melissa Manchester
congas: Norman Pride
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
bass guitar: Russell George
composer: Barry Manilow
lyricist: Barry Manilow
Mama can you hear me
Mama can you hear me
I'm going to be a farmer
Blowing the fields in the morning sun
I'll have a million horses
Take me a ride when the work is done
I'm going to have a sweet life
Sweetest life you ever seen
And when the day is over
Going to go to sleep in the field of green

Mama can you hear me
Mama can you hear me
Daddy do you know what I mean
Mama can you hear me
Mama can you hear me
Daddy do you know what I mean

Going to be a actor
Playing a part in a light of gold
Oh yes I will
I'm going to make a lot of money
Going to spend it all before I get to old

And I'm going to have a sweet life
Sweetest life you ever seen
And you know when the day is over now
I'm going to go to sleep in a field of green

Mama can you hear me
Mama can you hear me
Daddy do you know what I mean

Mama can you hear me
Mama can you hear me
Daddy do you know what I mean

Got, got to have a sweet life
Got to have a sweet life
Daddy do you know what I mean
Mama can you hear me
Mama can you hear me
Mama can you hear me
Daddy do you know what I mean