Hollywood, CA (January 18, 2006)–Barry Manilow recently completed sessions at Ocean Way recording studios for his new album, The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties. Pictured (L-R) are arranger Jorge Calandrelli, Barry Manilow, arranger Ray Ellis, co-producer David Benson, arranger Artie Butler, and recording engineer Bruce Botnick. Photo by David Goggin.The album not only marks Manilow’s return to the Arista Records label after five years, but also marks a reunion with Clive Davis, Arista founder and BMG U.S. Chairman & CEO. The album will be available on January 31 as a CD and DualDisc release, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the record.
Manilow worked at Ocean Way with arrangers Jorge Calandrelli, Ray Ellis, and Artie Butler, co-producer David Benson, and recording engineer Bruce Botnick. Highlighted by a guest appearance from Phyllis McGuire of the McGuire Sisters on the medley of 1954 hits, “Sincerely/ Teach Me Tonight,” The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties is a veritable jukebox of favorites, including his remake of the Four Lads’ “Moments To Remember” (1955) and the Everly Brothers’ “All I Have To Do Is Dream” (1958), to Bobby Darin’s “Beyond The Sea” (1959).