Barry Manilow – Barry Manilow 1973 sealed LP with original mix and cover

$75.00

A still sealed copy of Barry Manilow’s self-titled 1973 debut LP with the original cover and mix.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of Barry Manilow, the self-titled debut LP by Barry Manilow, featuring the withdrawn original mix and the original cover.

When reissued in 1975, the album featured a different cover, a new mix and re-recordings of four songs (“Sweet Life”, “Could It Be Magic”, “One of These Days” and “Oh My Lady”.)

About this copy: This copy of Barry Manilow is a still sealed pressing of the 1973 release on the Bell label.

As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact except for a small 1/2″ tear on the back cover.  There is a saw mark on the cover near the lower right hand corner.

The front cover slick was applied incorrectly at the factory, resulting in a crease along the upper right hand cover.

A nice copy of a fairly scarce Barry Manilow LP and the only sealed copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Barry Manilow was the first of more than 30 solo albums by singer/songwriter Barry Manilow.  Unlike his later LPs, this one featured no chart hits; the two singles “Sweetwater Jones” and “Could It Be Magic” both failed to chart.

The album peaked at #28 on the U.S. album charts.

Barry Manilow was only in print for a short time; the album was deleted not long after release and was reissued in 1975 with a different title (Barry Manilow I ), a different cover photo, and a completely different mix.

Allmusic.com gave the album a 3 1/2 star review:

Barry Manilow’s debut album proves to be a far different animal than its glitzier successors; it’s fairly raw and unpolished, though his dramatic vocal style is already well established here. …Manilow came across as having plenty to say, but without a clear roadmap of how he wanted to say it. Manilow and producer Ron Dante would clear up that problem on the next album, Barry Manilow II, but if you want a sense of where it began, here’s where you start.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Bell
Catalog Number:
BELL 1129
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in