Filmed in Brooklyn DVD Spotlights Manilow's New Television Special Featuring the Artist Performing His Biggest Hits of the '70s and Memorable Covers of the Decade's Best Songs, Plus a Bonus DVD of Unaired Performances; Available January 29 from Rhino, and STILETTO Television
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Performing live in his old Brooklyn
stomping grounds, Barry Manilow's latest DVD is the best sort of
homecoming. A wonderfully entertaining television special, "BARRY MANILOW:
SONGS FROM THE SEVENTIES" was filmed in September 2007 at the old Navy Yard
in Brooklyn, "right down the block from where I grew up in Williamsburg,"
as Manilow explains onstage. The special will premiere on PBS stations
across the nation in early December.
Rhino, in association with STILETTO Television, captures the artist's
triumphant return to his old neighborhood where he sings his biggest hits
-- and some great covers -- from the decade that made him famous. The
two-DVD set includes the television special in 5.1 Surround Sound on the
first disc, plus a bonus disc featuring an unaired mini-concert of
alternate performances, along with behind-the-scenes footage. "BARRY
MANILOW: SONGS FROM THE SEVENTIES" will be available in stores and at
www.rhino.com January 29 for a suggested price of $19.99.
An excellent companion to Manilow's latest smash album, "The Greatest Songs
of the Seventies" -- which debuted in the Top 5 -- this special finds
Manilow focusing on the music of the decade when he became one of music's
The hit-heavy set list is an inspired mix of Manilow's own '70s gems --
including "Mandy," "Could It Be Magic" and the especially fitting "New York
City Rhythm" -- along with other memorable '70s smashes that Manilow makes
his own. The superb selection of covers includes Albert Hammond's "It Never
Rains in Southern California" and the Hollies' "He Ain't Heavy, He's My
Brother," plus an homage to Barbra Streisand with "The Way We Were."
"BARRY MANILOW: SONGS FROM THE SEVENTIES" also features Manilow performing
a pair of crowd-pleasing medleys. In the first, he revisits his early years
as a jingle writer singing some of his most memorable commercial melodies
for Band-Aids, State Farm Insurance, McDonalds and Vicks. With the second,
Manilow takes the audience on an impressive musical journey through some of
his biggest hits, including "Can't Smile Without You," "Even Now," "I Made
It Through The Rain," "This One's For You" and "I Write The Songs." The
'70s were very good to Barry Manilow, and all these years later, Barry
Manilow is great to the '70s.
With worldwide record sales exceeding 75 million, his work as a singer,
songwriter, arranger and producer over the course of more than 40 albums
has earned Barry Manilow the highest honors. He sits on the Board of
Governors of the National Academy of Jazz, and in June 2002, he was
inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music's Songwriters Hall of
Fame, alongside Ashford & Simpson, Michael Jackson, Randy Newman and Sting.
In addition to his own foundation, the Manilow Fund for Health and Hope,
other involvements include The Prince's Trust, United Way, the Starlight
Foundation, numerous organizations fighting the battle against AIDS, and
many others. He is the national spokesperson for the Foundation Fighting
Blindness, Honorary Chairman of the Palm Springs Art Museum and a Founder
of the Music Center of Los Angeles.
For additional information regarding "BARRY MANILOW: SONGS FROM THE
SEVENTIES," please contact Christoph Buerger in the Rhino Media Relations
Department at (818) 238-6248 or email@example.com or Pamela Golum
(for STILETTO Television) at (323) 965-1990 x325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"BARRY MANILOW: SONGS FROM THE SEVENTIES"
Disc 1 - The Television Special
2. New York City Rhythm
3. I Am Your Child
4. The Commercials (Again!)
b. State Farm Insurance
5. Could It Be Magic?
6. Copacabana (At The Copa)
7. My Eyes Adored You
8. Looks Like We Made It
9. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
10. The Way We Were
11. It Never Rains In Southern California
12. The Old Songs (Intro)
13. Seventies Hits Medley
a. Can't Smile Without You
b. Even Now
c. It's A Miracle
d. I Made It Through The Rain
f. This One's For You
g. I Write The Songs
14. One Voice
Disc 2 - Extra Special Outtakes
1. Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed?
2. The Way We Were Medley
a. The Way We Were
b. It Never Rains In Southern California
c. You've Got A Friend
d. The Way We Were
3. All The Time
Contact Information: Contact:
Phone: (818) 238-6248
Pam Golum/The Lippin Group
Phone: (323) 965-1990 x 325