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Barry Manilow: Songs From The Seventies (2007)

Barry Manilow , David Mallet  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Barry Manilow
  • Directors: David Mallet
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Rhino Records
  • DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0010IOAQG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,486 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Barry Manilow: Songs From The Seventies" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

BARRY MANILOW: SONGS FROM THE SEVENTIES is the best sort of homecoming. This wonderfully entertaining PBS special was shot at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn right down the block from where Manilow grew up in Williamsburg. This special finds Manilow focusing on the music of the decade when he became one of the biggest stars in music - which he very much remains today more than three decades later. The hit heavy set list is an inspired mix of Manilow's own Seventies gems, along with some other memorable Seventies smashes that Manilow makes his own. David Mallet who directed Barry Manilow: Music and Passion - for which Manilow won an Emmy - served again as director. The Seventies were very good to Barry, and after all these years he is giving homage to this exceptional decade.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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Barry Manilow's PBS special is just what I expected. He delivers his best to his audiences. It is old music but it is good music with moving lyrics. His acoustic arrangements highlight his talent and the talents of those on the instruments. The PBS special was like a comforting cup of hot chocolate on a snowy, winter night. You will love the interaction of Manilow to his audience. His connection with his audience is real. He is not "up" on a stage this time. There is a walking ramp he uses that unites him with the audience in delivering an enjoyable "feel good" hour of music.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saw The Show Live January 4, 2008
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I saw Barry taping this in Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. This was a 2 day shoot and the footage from the second night is the one that is being released on this DVD. Although there were "some" seat fillers, the majority of the viewers were fans who entered online at Barry's website to win tickets. I was one of the winners who was seated between the piano stage (stage two) and the main stage (stage one) but was even more lucky enough to have been seated in the chair directly at the end of the steps of stage one (main stage) and got to speak to and assist Barry when he exited the stage. The camera was on me several times (full shots) while signing various songs.

KUDOS to Barry for delivering a stellar performance. He is a performer who will always remain in the hearts of true fans! I recommend this DVD to anyone who is a true Manilow lover.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Barry! February 8, 2008
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Got out my Bose over-the-ear headphones and potable DVD player for this one. This was a stinky week at work and I cannot think of a better way to spend early Saturday morning than with Barry, a cup of decaf, and a cranberry muffin. I generally write a review as I'm watching or listening for the FIRST time, so you get my first impressions of a product. I believe that is probably the most helpful assessment I can give you. That's why I am using both a potable DVD player and a PC.

This 2-disc DVD opens with Barry at his white Yamaha digital piano, playing and singing "Mandy," lookin' mighty spiffy in a classic dark suit with a blue shirt to set off those baby blue eyes. (I could have gone to this taping for PBS in Brooklyn in September 2007, but I didn't because I had been off work so much in September and was afraid to take off another couple of days. I am still kicking myself. Ouch!)

DISC 1 (50 minutes)
"New York City Rhythm" is next This song is hot! "I Am Your Child" of course, is a beautiful song that the fans have heard many times. I think it reminds of how important it is to try to teach our children the right things and do the best we can with them. (Anyway, they say, "Be good to your children. They will select your nursing home.")

Barry talks about and performs "The Commercials (Again!)" (Band-Aids, State Farm Insurance, McDonald's, Vicks), which has previously been referred to as "Very Special Melodies" (VSM). Based on a Chopan prelude, the beautiful "Could It Be Magic?" is next, followed by the acoustical version of "Copacabana (At The Copa)" from Barry's 70 CD. I love this version, kinda salsa-sounding. The audience claps along as he walks among them around an elevated walkway singing it. He steps down for a minute and dances with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrifically entertaining!!! February 8, 2010
By Jack
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If you are a Manilow fan, as my wife and I are, and especially if you love '70s music, as we do (we dated and were married in the 70s), you simply cannot go wrong with this DVD concert. Barry is in fine form and incredibly enthusiastic as is the audience (we know it's probably an invited audience but who cares - the audience is attractive and fun to watch watching Barry). Excellent audio and video quality. Even if you are not necessarily a Manilow fan, one would still have to appreciate the great craftsmanship that is apparent here throughout. A definite concert must-have.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice May 13, 2013
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Great retrospective of Barry's work. Should have been been given a nod for an Emmy. Manilow is tops
Super fab
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5.0 out of 5 stars From a Fanilow! July 30, 2011
By landa
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One of the best of Barry's concerts! All the songs are great! Add it to your video collection!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music, great show!
I first saw this video on an airplane last year and loved it. I was immediately hooked as a Manilow fan. Never really listened to Manilow music before seeing this. Read more
Published on March 27, 2011 by Fanilow990
5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite manilow dvd
He looks great, sounds exceptional too, a fantastic selection of songs, perhaps MORE new ones would have been nice, what i mean is the songs he didn't originally do, but i enjoyed... Read more
Published on December 9, 2010 by Rory bradfield
5.0 out of 5 stars barry concert 7-7-09
what can i say barry manilow is the best singer that ever lived he came to rochester on tuesday and it was a great concert for his age i cant believe that he still can get those... Read more
Published on July 8, 2009 by Adam Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Barry's Still Got It!!!!
This is a must have for all Manilow Fans. Barry is looking so good and his rendition of the hits of the Seventies will take you down memory lane. Read more
Published on March 6, 2008 by Brenda W. Ayerdis
3.0 out of 5 stars I was in the audience
I was at the taping for this PBS special. I am a fan, not a seat-filler; although there were MANY MANY seat-fillers in the audience that had the better seats (probably what you... Read more
Published on December 9, 2007 by Aloha Christina
4.0 out of 5 stars Manilow the Man
I watched this television special on PBS.

It is a feel-good program that those who experienced the 1970's will really embrace.

Mr. Read more
Published on December 4, 2007 by Morgan Paul
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