Ultimate Manilow

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Ultimate Manilow
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedFebruary 5, 2002
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Label Arista
Barry Manilow chronology
Here at the Mayflower
(2001)
Ultimate Manilow
(2002)
A Christmas Gift of Love
(2002)
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Ultimate Manilow is a compilation of the greatest hits of Barry Manilow. Nearly every top 20 hit is included in this collection. This compilation is best known for setting the stage for a comeback for Manilow, as it debuted at No. 3 on the charts. [2] While on a six-week tour to promote his latest album Here at the Mayflower , Manilow immediately extended it to a six-month tour. At the time Ultimate Manilow was released, no other compilations of Manilow's music were in print.

Contents

Ultimate Manilow, with a slightly different track listing (but with the same number of tracks), was also issued in the United Kingdom in 2004, charting first in March of that year.

Track listing

USA release (February 5, 2002)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mandy" (single version)3:15
2."It's a Miracle" (alternate mix)
3:48
3."Could It Be Magic" (album version)
6:44
4."I Write the Songs" (album version) Bruce Johnston 3:46
5."Bandstand Boogie"
2:48
6."Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" David Pomeranz 3:48
7."This One's for You"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Marty Panzer
3:22
8."Weekend in New England" Randy Edelman 3:42
9."Looks Like We Made It"
3:27
10."Daybreak" (studio recording, non-hit version)
  • Barry Manilow
  • Adrienne Anderson
3:02
11."Can't Smile Without You"
3:04
12."Even Now"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Marty Panzer
3:23
13."Copacabana (At the Copa)"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Jack Feldman
  • Bruce Sussman
5:38
14."Somewhere in the Night"
  • Richard Kerr
  • Will Jennings
3:19
15."Ready to Take a Chance Again" (mono version)2:56
16."Ships" Ian Hunter 3:56
17."I Made It Through the Rain"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Bruce Sussman
  • Jack Feldman
  • Drey Shepperd
  • Gerard Kenny
4:14
18."The Old Songs"
4:38
19."When October Goes"
3:55
20."Somewhere Down the Road"3:57
Total length:76:42
UK release, March 8, 2004
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mandy"
  • Richard Kerr
  • Scott English
3:15
2."Could It Be Magic"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Adrienne Anderson
6:44
3."I Write the Songs"Bruce Johnston3:46
4."Copacabana (At the Copa)"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Jack Feldman
  • Bruce Sussman
5:38
5."Can't Smile Without You"
  • Chris Arnold
  • David Martin
  • Geoff Morrow
3:04
6."Weekend in New England"Randy Edelman3:42
7."It's a Miracle"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Marty Panzer
3:48
8."Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again"David Pomeranz3:48
9."I Made It Through the Rain"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Bruce Sussman
  • Jack Feldman
  • Drey Shepperd
  • Gerard Kenny
4:14
10."Let's Hang On"3:07
11."Somewhere in the Night"
  • Richard Kerr
  • Will Jennings
3:19
12."The Old Songs"
  • Buddy Kaye
  • David Pomeranz
4:38
13."You're Looking Hot Tonight"Barry Manilow3:54
14."Even Now"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Marty Panzer
3:23
15."Ready to Take a Chance Again"
  • Charles Fox
  • Norman Gimbel
2:56
16."Bermuda Triangle"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Bruce Sussman
  • Jack Feldman
3:46
17."Looks Like We Made It"
  • Richard Kerr
  • Will Jennings
3:27
18."Strangers in the Night"3:07
19."One Voice"Barry Manilow3:01
20."Who Needs to Dream"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Bruce Sussman
  • Jack Feldman
3:56
Total length:76:33
Japan (May 22, 2002) & Australia release (September 16, 2002)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Could It Be Magic"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Adrienne Anderson
6:44
2."Let's Hang On"
  • Bob Crewe
  • Denny Randell
  • Sandy Linzer
3:07
3."Read 'Em and Weep" Jim Steinman 5:25
4."Bermuda Triangle"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Bruce Sussman
  • Jack Feldman
3:46
5."Mandy"
  • Richard Kerr
  • Scott English
3:15
6."Can't Smile Without You"
  • Chris Arnold
  • David Martin
  • Geoff Morrow
3:04
7."I Made It Through the Rain"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Bruce Sussman
  • Jack Feldman
  • Drey Shepperd
  • Gerard Kenny
4:14
8."Some Kind Of Friend"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Adrienne Anderson
4:02
9."It’s a Miracle"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Marty Panzer
3:51
10."Somewhere in the Night"
  • Richard Kerr
  • Will Jennings
3:19
11."The Old Songs"
  • Buddy Kaye
  • David Pomeranz
4:38
12."You’re Looking Hot Tonight"Barry Manilow3:54
13."Even Now"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Marty Panzer
3:23
14."Copacabana (At The Copa)"
  • Barry Manilow
  • Bruce Sussman
  • Jack Feldman
5:38
15."Ready To Take A Chance Again"
  • Charles Fox
  • Norman Gimbel
2:56
16."I Write The Songs"Bruce Johnston3:46
17."Moonlight Serenade"Glenn Miller4:49
18."Strangers In The Night"
  • Bert Kaempfert
  • Charles Singleton
  • Eddie Snyder
3:07
19."Blue" (duet with Sarah Vaughan)
  • Barry Manilow
  • Bruce Sussman
  • Jack Feldman
4:19
Total length:77:17

Charts

Chart (2002)Peak
position
US Billboard 200 [2] 3

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