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3 December 2007 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
David Mallet 
Produced by
Mark C. Grove .... executive producer
Garry Kief .... executive producer
Rob Kief .... producer
Barry Manilow .... producer
Paul Morphos .... producer
Troy P. Queen .... executive producer
Film Editing by
David Mallet 
Production Design by
Tory Jones 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ned Doyle .... assistant director
Jesse Miller .... associate director
Sound Department
Brian Donovan .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
David Van Woert .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Idin Roshan .... video engineer
Editorial Department
Scott Freeman .... assistant on-line editor
John S. Nash .... on-line editor (as John Nash)
Music Department
Ron Walters Jr. .... musical director
Other crew
Danielle Davis .... craft service
Angelo Ruzzo .... production assistant
Rhonda Van Hasselt .... production assistant

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Songs from the Seventies was a nearly excellent show from Barry Manilow, 3 December 2007
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Besides many of his own hits from the seventies ("Mandy", "Copacabana" in a nice Latin version, "Looks Like We Made It"), Barry Manilow also sings some hits from that decade from others like Frankie Valli's "My Eyes Adore You", The Hollies' "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" (which he tells us was originally inspired by a photo of a man carrying his polio-diseased brother along a long road in the early '40s with the title as a caption), and Albert Hammond's "It Never Rains in Southern California". He also sings a part of Barbra Streisand's "The Way We Were" leading to a medley of many of his other hits from the seventies ("Even Now", "I Made It Through the Rain", "Can't Smile Without You", etc. before he ends with "I Write the Songs"). In the beginning, Barry tells of his first hit songs that he wrote being commercial jingles (Anyone remember "I am stuck on Band-Aid/Cause Band-Aid's stuck on me" or "You deserve a break today" from McDonald's or "Like a good neighbor/State Farm is there"? Those were all his). The show ends with Mr. Manilow singing acappella "One Voice". That last number maybe seemed a little pretentious to me. Otherwise, this was a very enjoyable show with great shots of the audience and musicians throughout. Well worth seeing for all Manilow fans.

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