Barry Manilow has released his 'Duets' album today (03.05.11), which includes collaborations with Dionne Warwick, Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler.
Barry Manilow has released his 'Duets' album today (03.05.11).
The 'Copacabana' singer collaborated with a number of the world's greatest singers, including Barbra Streisand on 'Islands in the Stream' with Reba McEntire, 'Run to Me' with Dionne Warwick and 'On a Slow Boat to China' with Bette Midler.
Barry â who is well known for tunes 'Could It Be Magic' and 'Mandy' - recently revealed it was an "honour" to sing with all the stars on the 15-track album.
He previously said: "Recording each song was a thrill because these singers are so great, but listening to all of the cuts back-to-back was an overwhelming experience. Getting the opportunity to sing with them was an honour."
The tracks â which include 'Big City Blues' with Mel Torme and 'Blue' with Sarah Vaughan â were recorded from 1980 to 2008 and feature performances by Diane Schuur, Phyllis McGuire and Sheena Easton.
Aside from his 'Duets' album, the 67-year-old singer has been keeping himself busy by hosting a documentary series for BBC Radio 2 entitled 'They Write the Songs', on which he plays rare songs by famous composers of the Great American Songbook.