on 26 November 2014
I am not ashamed to say that I bought this and I play it loud. Cheese? Maybe...but if you are looking for a barnstorming ballad, a show stopping number, a song that you cant help to really belt out - this is it. love or hate him, he is a master....and yes, I am a fan. There, I have said it now.... Buy this - I dare you to not be a fan as well....
on 3 June 2016
I suppose, like many MOR artists, Barry Manilow is perceived as the Marmite of music. As a young boy being taken by my dad on a Saturday to watch my local football team the taste of a hot beef tea at half-time was, on a freezing winter afternoon, comforting. Manilow is a quality singer-songwriter and musician. I enjoy him in the way I enjoy soaps like EastEnders and Coronation Street. His music is a happy diversion. It is not comparable to listening to Joni Mitchell or Van Morrison, but it is nonetheless part of my catholic taste in music.