Barry Manilow Sings ‘Dream’ Duets in New Album
Duets seems to be the new craze lately for some of our favorite artists. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand with her Partners favorites, and now, Barry Manilow.Modern technology has given GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician and pop legend Barry Manilow the opportunity to record his "dream" duets with his own musical heroes on his latest album, MY DREAM DUETS. From cherished idols like Judy Garland and Louis Armstrong to contemporary icons like Whitney Houston and John Denver, they have all joined Barry in his "virtual recording studio." MY DREAM DUETS, set for release on October 27, 2014.
Through the miracle of modern technology, the original vocal tracks for each guest artist on MY DREAM DUETS have been extracted from their original source recordings, allowing Manilow to re-orchestrate the arrangements, record new musical tracks, and then transport the guest vocals into vibrant new settings. In this way, he not only pays homage to his duet partners but, he also brings them into the modern era by transforming them into recordings that are instantly familiar yet refreshingly new.
"The songs have all new arrangements and sound as if they were recorded yesterday," said Manilow. "The album is a miracle. It's been a huge undertaking, musically and technically," he added.
Manilow recently signed to Universal Music's VERVE MUSIC label headed by GRAMMY® award-winner and hit-maker David Foster.
Check out the tracks for MY DREAM DUETS:
1. The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart with Jimmy Durante
2. Goody Goody with Frankie Lymon
3. Dream A Little Dream Of Me with Mama Cass
4. I Believe In You And Me with Whitney Houston
5. Sunshine On My Shoulders with John Denver
6. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart with Judy Garland
7. Moon River with Andy Williams
8. The Look Of Love with Dusty Springfield
9. The Candyman with Sammy Davis, Jr.
10. I Wanna Be Loved By You with Marilyn Monroe
11. What A Wonderful World/What A Wonderful Life with Louis Armstrong
MY DREAM DUETS is available for pre-order now at www.manilow.com