Barry Manilow to Release "15 Minutes" on June 14th
Wed, 04 May 2011 11:36:44
Middle-aged divorcees and baby boomers, it's time to swoon! Crooner Barry Manilow will release 15 Minutes, his first original album, on June 14th. More than two years in the making, Manilow teams up once again with lyricist Enoch Anderson for this latest work.
Manilow, baby, Manilow! His voice is as American as apple pie and cheeseburgers. Bring it, Bar!
After having recorded six critically acclaimed albums of songs written by the greatest songwriters of all time – from Gershwin to Bacharach, as well as two Platinum Christmas albums-- Manilow returns at last to his true passion: songwriting.
Inspired by the Andy Warhol quote that "In the future, everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes," this exciting guitar-driven pop album explores the perils and pinnacles of fame's double-edged sword.
"Fame and success are something we all strive for, and yet when we get it how do we behave? That question jumps out at us daily from magazine covers, TV news and online gossip sites. In my world of entertainment, I've watched perfectly decent and talented people achieve the success they've been striving for only to crash and burn as their star rises. It happens in every walk of life, not only in the entertainment field; in sports, in politics and in daily life when the assistant manager gets promoted at the grocery store. It's something that continues to fascinate us, and for me it represented an interesting musical journey to explore," explained Manilow.
Making a guest appearance on 15 Minutes is young Nataly Dawn, lead singer of the white-hot group Pomplamoose. Her rendition of "Letter From a Fan" is both innocent and eerie.
Manilow is scheduled to debut 15 Minutes during a very special QVC® Presents Q Sessions Live broadcast on Thursday, May 26th at 8 PM (ET). QVC will be among the first to offer this new album, which will feature a special bonus disc of additional tracks.
15 Minutes, produced by Manilow and Michael Lloyd is a captivating tale of someone who achieves fame, blows it and begins again.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. 15 Minutes
2. Work the Room
3. Bring on Tomorrow
4. Now It's For Real
5. Wine Song
6. He's a Star
7. Written In Stone
8. Letter From a Fan / So Heavy, So High
9. Everybody's Leavin'
10. Who Needs You?
11. Winner Go Down
12. Slept Through the End of the World
15. 15 Minutes (Reprise)
16. Everything's Gonna Be All Right
Will you enjoy 15 Minutes of Barry Manilow?