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for sale is a white label promotional copy of Barry Manilow, the self-titled debut LP by Barry Manilow, featuring the withdrawn original mix and the original cover.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.
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.|
|Year of Release:||1973|