Everyone is intitled to their own opinion !! but please,if your not a fan please do some research in too this guy before you make such harsh comments,after all,you don`t get awarded an Emmy every day for nothing. Having been a fan for 26 years,and let me tell you!! I`m not a middle aged housewife,like most fans have an image of, I`m 38 with a broad taste of music !!! And Barry excites me the most,he is a pure musical genius!!,who has stood the test of time !! with an army of fans worldwide behind him !! Bet this cd hits no-1,then what more proof do you need,to know that we are not SICK of him,unlike you !!!!!
I agree with the fanilow above. I am definately not your average fan - I am a 16 year old male. Manilow's music is the best easy listening material ever produced, I hope he continues to produce many more albums and I wish him well.
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.
If you do not like him, why do you play his music? I can not believe that someone would abuse themself like this. But if you enjoy vomiting so much may I sugest bolimia or your hand down your throat, I would say your finger,but its obvious your mouth is way to big forit.
1st off, if you read Barry's autobiography you would know that at first, he was unwilling to record many of the songs he is famous for today because he only wanted to use his own material. He didn't want to sing songs that other people wrote. Then Clive Davis convinced him to record "Mandy." My heart melts every time I hear the opening chords of that song. 2nd: How would you define substance? You might not think schmaltz is substance, but what's music, like any other form of poetry, if it doesn't touch the heart? Barry touches the heart. Many of us go through life disconnected because of our emotions, but then Barry gives us that connection with his songs. We all long for something, and Barry captures that either in "Mandy" or "Weekend in New England" or countless other lyrics. We all feel alone at some point, and he makes us see that that isn't true when he sings "All the Time," for instance. When I first heard him sing "Just Remember I Love You" on the Summer of '78 CD I had to fight back tears because it was like he was singing about how I felt. Listening to Barry's music is like getting lost in a magical world, whether lost in the lyric, or the instrumentals. But it's not just the lyric or how the sheet music is played. It's his passion. When I watch any number of his performances I see that passion, in how he sings, the expression on his face, as if he feels that longing when he sings "Mandy"; feels the sadness and regret of "Even Now". He sings his songs as if he means it. He has devoted his life to his passion for music, and I think that's well reflected. And if that's not enough, the numerous awards he has won, not to mention the longevity of his career (that he is not just some passing fad...that while he has had times of great popularity, such as now, but has withstood the times when critics weren't so kind, and did not fade away when he was not producing platinum albums) backs that up. More importantly, his seemingly endless supply of Fanilows should be proof enough. He has young fans, old fans, inbetween fans, and most definitely generations of fans to come. Rolling Stone Magazine called him the "Showman of the Generation", and that is every generation. If you don't like it, cover your ears, change the channel on your radio or television, exile yourself from any contact with Fanilows, because you will not win; we will outnumber you. Heck, even non-Fanilows eventually admit to liking at least one song. However, Barry did write, "my songs are like anchovies. Some people love them--some people get nauseous." Apparently you are an example of the latter. Sticking with the anchovies analogy, I'll go further and say music is the pizza of life. Next time you order a slice, why don't you stick with cheese?
Duh! you change the cannel, change the station, change the cd, but why listen to samples if you feel like this? I detect self loathing and self harm. See a therapist - or if all else fails the "off" button works just fine.
I'm sorry for you, that you don't like Barry's music. Obviously, you are entitled to your opinion. As a former professional musician, and a MIDDLE AGED PERSON, I LOVE his music. I have done a bit of research on him, have many albums and DVDs, and have seen his live performance. Barry has at least 200 arrangements out there, probably more. His projects span a wide range of diverse musical variety and he is probably the nicest guy in the whole world. He is a mega star and mega talent who still cares about the little guy. He gives tons of time and money to charities. He also cares about people. He tries to spread a little love and good feelings in his music==he does "feel good" music most of the time. And he tries to do his part to make the world a little better place.
I do NOT wish evil on you, nor do I believe that Barry would. Instead, I hope that you will someday learn to appreciate the peace within his music and to understand the love that he has of music and of his fans. May God bless you and ease your unrest.
You've been listening to samples on Amazon, huh? Funny, but correct me if I'm wrong, Amazon has yet to post the sample clips for this album. And for someone who hates Barry so much, you've now spent an awful lot of time searching for him to find this album and then to post about it. How did he ever get a recording contract? I don't know, maybe it had something to do with the fact that he was obviously good enough to get into Julliard, wrote full-length Broadway scores when he was in his early 20's, and produced and arranged the album that launched Bette Midler's career. I know, I know, you accomplished so much more at that age, but come on, that's still pretty amazing, right? Seriously, what were you doing in YOUR early 20's? Heating up your Hungry Man macaroni & cheese and watching the Jetsons? Oh, that's right, you were doing that five minutes ago.