Barry Manilow – Barry Manilow 1973 white label promo LP original mix

$40.00

A white label promotional copy of Barry Manilow’s self-titled 1973 debut LP.

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for sale is a white label promotional copy of Barry Manilow, the self-titled debut LP by Barry Manilow, featuring the withdrawn original mix and the original cover.

About this copy: This copy of Barry Manilow is a 1973 white label promo on the Bell label.

The cover is VG+, with faint wear at the edges and a bit of ring wear on the cover.  There is a promotional sticker on the back cover.

The disc is VG+, with a few sleeve scuffs and an inaudible fingernail mark through the first track on side 2.  Very clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce LP that we haven’t seen in a while.

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