NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning recording artist 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.
For the first time, 15 of Barry's most outstanding and memorable performances with an A-list of singers have been collected on Duets. The title will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting May 3, through Arista/ Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. 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."
With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records). His track record includes no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
DUETS by BARRY MANILOW (Arista/Legacy 88697 82093 2)
From album (or source)
1. *You've Got A Friend
The Greatest Songs of the Seventies
2. Hey Mambo
Kid Creole & the Coconuts
3. Let Me Be Your Wings
Greatest Songs Of The Sixties
5. Look To The Rainbow
6. Islands In The Stream
Greatest Songs Of The Eighties
7. Big City Blues
Mel Torme (featuring Gerry Mulligan)
2:00 AM Paradise Cafe
8. On A Slow Boat To China
Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook
9. Run To Me
Manilow Collection/20 Classic Hits
Diane Schuur (featuring Stan Getz)
11. Sincerely/Teach Me Tonight
The Greatest Songs of the Fifties
2:00 AM Paradise Cafe
13. Now And Forever
The Pebble and the Penguin O.S.
14. I Won't Be The One To Let Go
Duets (by Barbra Streisand)
15. The Last Duet
* indicates previously unreleased mix
SOURCE Legacy Recordings