Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again

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"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
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Single by Barry Manilow
from the album Tryin' to Get the Feeling
B-side "Beautiful Music"
ReleasedMarch 1976
Genre Soft rock
Length3:51
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) David Pomeranz
Producer(s) Barry Manilow, Ron Dante
Barry Manilow singles chronology
"I Write the Songs"
(1975)
"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
(1976)
"This One's for You"
(1976)

"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" is a song written by David Pomeranz that became a top 10 hit for Barry Manilow in 1976. It was first recorded by the Carpenters in 1975, but their version was not released until 1994 on their 25th anniversary CD, Interpretations: A 25th Anniversary Celebration .

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Barry Manilow version

Manilow released his recording, a single from the album Tryin' to Get the Feeling, in 1976. It charted in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 10. His take also hit number 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. [1] An alternate version, at a slightly longer time length, appears on The Complete Collection and Then Some... .

Chart performance

Carpenters' version

"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
Single by Carpenters
from the album Interpretations
ReleasedDecember 12, 1994
Recorded1975
Genre Pop, soft rock
Label A&M
1940
Songwriter(s) David Pomeranz
Producer(s) Richard Carpenter
Carpenters singles chronology
"Let Me Be the One"
(1991)
"Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"
(1994)
"The Rainbow Connection"
(2001)

The Carpenters' version of "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" was recorded during the Horizon sessions in 1975, but it had been shelved as being "one too many ballads". Years later, Richard was looking for the master backing track for "Only Yesterday" and discovered on that same tape the lost, earlier attempt at "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" with Karen's "work lead". (A work lead can easily be identified by such anomalies as Karen flipping a sheet of paper over at about 1:50 into the play time of the song as she sight reads and sings.) Richard felt that the vocal was good enough to finish production and release the song, as he did in 1994, almost 20 years after it was recorded.

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