I couldn't wait to buy this CD! I had heard a few songs from the shows, since I'm a huge fan, but the one that I really love the most is "Just Arrived," or "Where You Go." Every song on this CD is superb! You can't go wrong with this CD.
"Just Arrived," is a perfect opener for this CD, and then takes you into "Dancin' Fool," which has an awesome and energetic beat, that hooks you immediately. You can find a different version on disc 2 of the Complete Collection and Then Some box set. The next song is from the 1985 TV movie, which Barry starred in... "Who Needs to Dream?" and I'm glad he didn't rearrange it... it's just beautiful and so perfect.
I adore the new arrangement of "Sweet Heaven, I'm in Love Again!" It has more feeling than the old one, released on the very rare, "Manilow" album. "Bolero de Amor," is romantic, and has such a smart lyric! A true treasure.
The duet with Olivia Newton John, "This Can't Be Real," is so beautiful, just romantic, and the lyrics are enthralling... one of the best love songs ever written.
The new remix of Copacabana is exciting and draws you in, though not as good as the original version of the song, it's a great addition to to the CD.
I sure hope "Harmony," makes it to Broadway! I love the score! The title song is so much fun, with Barry doing a lot of fun scatting. Then the ballad, "And What Do You See?" is a song that really does make you think and draws you into the emotion of the story. "Every Single Day," a song Barry performs in his concerts from time to time, is so passionate, so classic Barry... reaching the climax perfectly. "This is Our Time!" is great, got a fun lyric which we all need to hear. "Where You Go," is one of the most touching of all these songs, and almost made me cry... I love the melody and the smoothness and rich tones Barry applies. "In This World," is awesome, Barry does the background vocals and gives it charm the only way he can! "Stars in the Night," is powerful, is inspiring and is the best way to conclude a CD.
All in all, enough said... buy the CD... it's probably the greatest of Barry Manilow's CDs!