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listen  1. Can't Take My Eyes off YouBarry Manilow 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Cherish/Windy (Duet With The Association)Barry Manilow Featuring The Association 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Can't Help Falling In Love With YouBarry Manilow 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. There's A Kind Of HushBarry Manilow 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Blue VelvetBarry Manilow 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Raindrops Keep Falling On My HeadBarry Manilow 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. And I Love HerBarry Manilow 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. This Guy's In Love With YouBarry Manilow 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Everybody Loves SomebodyBarry Manilow 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'Barry Manilow 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. When I Fall in LoveBarry Manilow 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen13. What The World Needs Now Is LoveBarry Manilow 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 31, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000HA4AAE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,497 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Barry Manilow once again takes us through time with his upcoming release, The Greatest Songs of the Sixties featuring endless classics including a remake of the Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling'" (1965) to the Beatles' "And I Love Her"(1964), to Herb Alpert's "This Guy's In Love With You" (1968), the Lettermen's "When I Fall In Love" (1962) and Burt Bacharach's "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" (1969).


The premise is debatable (can you really call a disc with only one Beatles song a compendium of top '60s tunes?), but the product is anything but. The success of The Greatest Songs of the Fifties, released ten months prior to this latest exercise in musical time-travel, must have stoked Barry Manilow's interpretive skills, or else he's more a flowerchild at heart than his once overly wide lapels and disco shoes let on. Because formulaic as this disc is, it bespeaks a not easily achieved vocal mastery and a gift for gently prying a song away from its original owner. Which is to say it's better than its predecessor. Hand Manilow a Righteous Brothers tune ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'") and he magically minimizes its scale, making it seem more intimate still; pass him a classic made famous by both the Carpenters and Herman's Hermits ("There's a Kind of Hush"), and instead of sending his listeners off on undulating waves of nostalgia, he quietly makes them aware he should have sung it all along (no offense, Herman). "Cherish/Windy," a medley with the Association, works well, but it's the Bacharach numbers that will nudge themselves to the top of easy-listening fans' favorites lists. "This Guy's in Love with You," "What the World Needs Now is Love," and "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," memorable as the original renditions are, have been reawakened; given the Manilow spin, they become the kind of songs the whole world wants to sing. --Tammy La Gorce

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Customer Reviews

This CD has hardly been out of my cd player.
Angie Dickens
This cd has something for everyone love songs (i can't help falling in love with you) to uptempo tunes like raindrops keep falling on my head.
Pamela R. Farris
I recently bought Barry Manilow Greatest Hits of the Sixties I just love that cd.
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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Graham on November 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am a confirmed Manilow fan, no matter how un-PC that may be considered by some, and have been ever since his "2AM, Paradise Café" album. And it's just as well I have that (and a lot of other Manilow material, eg "Swing Street", the Sinatra tribute...) to go on, because if my first introduction to Manilow were by way of this album, I would immediately join the ranks of those who spurn his stuff.

"Paradise Café" was rated by the international critics as the best album of the year it was produced, and is still one of the handful of discs I would grab if my house were burning down. This album, and its companion (the Fifties) I would cheerfully consign to the flames. The voice has just had it. Like Sinatra in his later days, like Buddy Greco, like Tony Bennett - all of whom I generally rate highly - Barry just doesn't seem to know to quit when he's ahead. I can't see him having made these discs for the money, but I can't see any other good reason either. The tremolo is just too much. The backing is what I would at best rate as OK.

I have bought both these albums, and wish I hadn't, because they tarnish the memory of a man who really was a great singer and entertainer but now is just, and very sadly, vocally over the hill.

Anyone care to buy the discs of me? Going cheap!
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Stephen P. Cohen on January 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Manilow's remakes of 50's and 60's hits were a little bit disappointing to me. I would much rather listen to his own "oldies". Rod Stewerts remakes of songs from the same genre are much better, even though I still like to listen to his own "oldies" more.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Frank C. Branchini on November 1, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I absolutely loved Manilow's Greatest Hits of the Fifties and was truly excited to hear that he had done a record of sixties covers. The results are disappointing. This recording is not nearly as enjoyable as its fifties predecessor. Perhaps it is because I do remember the original versions of each of these songs. Manilow's covers of Cherish/Windy and There's a Kind of Hush just make me want to pull out my Association and Herman's Hermits CDs. There just isn't any song that he covers on this disc that is as good as the original.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Meskunas on October 31, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Let's face it ... we live in an era where most pop icons over the age of thirty have a rough time trying to persuade record execs that an album of original material will sell. Most artists are handed a set of songs the whole world sings and told, "Okay, sing this and pick up your paycheck at the door." But Barry Manilow isn't content to do that and, while it showed on "Greatest Songs of the Fifties", his dedication to the art of perfecting an arrangement and then totally reinventing a song is never more evident than on "Greatest Songs of the Sixties."

I was a child during the sixties, so these songs were part of a sweet, comforting soundtrack that played while I was starting school, playing with my friends and crying in my bedroom. Mom was playing Elvis while Mrs. Brown made us all sing "Raindrops Keep Falling On my Head" in choir. I wasn't in love with these songs back then because they were just part of the background noise. But Barry injected new life into each and every one of them. Now, for the first time in my life, I'm really paying attention to the lyrics because his brilliant arrangements make me want to do that. I never cared for "A Kind Of Hush" until I heard it on this CD, and, in the past, whenever I would hear Elvis start singing, "Wise men say ..." I'd find myself tuning out the rest of the song. It wasn't that Elvis sang it badly (c'mon, it's ELVIS for God's sake), it was just that I had grown too used to the song to be able to properly listen to it. But I gotta admit - the first time I heard Barry sing "Can't Help Falling In Love" on this CD, I totally goose-pimpled! (Oh no! I'm so uncool! And my friend sitting next to me had the same problem!) Neither one of us had expected to like it, but suddenly we were loving it!
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 31, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Barry Manilow's latest CD brings us a superb collection of some of the greatest songs of the 1960s. Barry's voice is in excellent form; his voice is full, rich and vibrant. The quality of the sound on this CD is excellent even on my portable CD player.

The CD starts off strong with the romantic ballad entitled "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." The next track features a duet with Barry and The Association for the medley of "Cherish"/"Windy." Other great songs on this CD include "And I Love Her" by The Beatles; "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert; "When I Fall In Love" by The Lettermens and Burt Bacharach's "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head." Excellent!

Another song that interests me is "Blue Velvet." The musical arrangement is beautiful. Moreover, the way Barry performs this number highlights the haunting quality of a former love. This strikes a chord in all of us because the theme is so universal.

Overall, it's impossible to put ALL the greatest songs of the 1960s onto any single CD. However, if that job could ever be accomplished, Barry does it darn well on this CD. The CD tracks flow gracefully and it's a refreshing way to fondly remember simpler times.

Another reviewer is right: Barry does reinvent the songs on this CD as he puts his own stamp on them. Even if you loved the original renditions of all of these songs Barry succeeds at making them his own by tweaking the musical arrangements and the vocal tones here and there. It's a very good formula that works for Barry Manilow on this CD.

I highly recommend this CD for fans of Barry Manilow, fans of classic pop vocals and fans of the music of the 1960s. Get this CD and turn the volume up--way up--you won't be disappointed.
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I'm so sick of Barry Manilow
Please take some medicine - you obviously have the flu. When you recover, I recommend you turn off the lights, turn up the volume, and listen to Mr. Manilow's "One Voice" over and over until you get it! Don't give up - happier days are ahead.
Oct 16, 2006 by Book Lover |  See all 35 posts
Thank you from one Barry Manilow fan to another. I stongly agree everything to said.
Jan 27, 2007 by Rosana11220 |  See all 3 posts
Greatest Songs of the Sixties is fantastic!
I heard Barry do 6 of the songs from this album on QVC recently. Sounded G-R-E-A-T to me! Never heard anything that good in an elevator. Maybe I've been on the wrong elevators. H-m-m-m-m.

Update: I just received this CD and it is FANTASTIC!!! It blew me away! It is sooooo upbeat and feel good!... Read More
Oct 30, 2006 by Amazon Customer |  See all 8 posts
His facelift is TERRIBLE! He's starting to look like Scabbers/Peter...
Barry is a classic and looks and sounds great and has a totally awesome career that spans 4 decades now...what are your accomplishments that make you so high and mighty...it takes a small person to be so hostile against one with so much talent...get a life and realize that it will take alot of... Read More
Nov 11, 2006 by Bradly Briggs |  See all 3 posts
Barry's sings the greatest hits of the '60s
Well, one person's elevator music, is another's well arranged music from another era... The idea is not to sound exactly or even remotely like the original... The idea is to give these songs a new arrangment and make them sound like new songs... If you're the kind of person that wants the old... Read More
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