Barry Manilow: The Greatest Songs of the Sixties
Although I am a Barry Manilow fan, and although I enjoyed his first album in this series (Fifties), I just didn't care for this album. Unlike Rod Stewart, who has done a series of classics with an updated twist, the arrangements of the songs on this album still sound exactly like they did in the 60s. Remember eight track tapes, Burt Bacharach and backup choruses? It will come flooding back in all of its insipidness when you listen to this album. (**)
Stardust... The Great American Songbook, Vol. III
Really fabulous! Love the duets with various people in these albums!
Thanks For The Memory...The Great American Songbook IV
Who knew that Rod Stewart could sing the standards? Although I can't say that I enjoy Stewart's usual rock and roll much, this album is truly wonderful!
Johnny Cash: At Madison Square Garden
Vintage Cash & friends! Live recording of the original 1969 concert. Wonderful! (*****)
Barry Manilow: The Greatest Songs of the Fifties
I'm not ashamed to say that I was a fan when I was younger. His latest effort is quite good. His voice is remarkably clear for his age, although he appears to have lost some of his high notes. It's nice to see him back at #1! (****)