With far more than 80 million albums sold and over 40 Top 40 hits, Barry Manilow has the measure of the (pop) music world set high. His concerts are always sold out yet within seconds, the Rolling Stone magazine dubbed him a "giant among entertainers .... The showman of our generation" and even after over 35 successful years in the music business, he does not come to rest.
With a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award, three American Music Awards and many other awards and 29 platinum and 3 times 3 times platinum awards, Barry Manilow has arrived actually in pop Olympus. But his live performances are both legendary, and every time sold out in record time. His involvement in the show-city par excellence - Las Vegas - as well as its appearance in late 2010 at the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo once again prove his "superstar status". "15 Minutes" is Manilow's first studio album with original songs for 10 years.
Although he worked again this time with lyricist Enoch Anderson together, but was at the same time even his greatest passion, the songwriting, out. Inspired by Andy Warhol's statement, "In the future will be famous every 15 minutes.", The album lived through the ups and downs that brings the being famous with it. "Fame and success are something we all strive after, but how we behave when we are in fact as far as we ask this question every day;? Magazine covers, TV news and online gossip leaves remind us.
In my world of entertainment I have seen modest and talented people who achieved success after they have searched, and then crashed when they were famous. It happens of course not only in the field of entertainment, even in sports, in politics and in daily life, for example, if the wizard is transported in the supermarket, you can watch something. It's terrible, but it fascinates us and for me it represents the foundation of an interesting musical journey in which there is much to discover. "Said Manilow.
And Ron Spaulding, President of the label Fontana adds, "There are few things that you can count on in life, but it is always certain that Barry Manilow is an incredibly soulful, dynamic and reflected album as" 15 Minutes "delivers the. songs of the album are completely Barry, uplifting vocals, true craftsmanship. We are delighted to be part of the next chapter of his already historic career to be able to. "
23 March 2012 finally appears Barry Manilow's new album "Forever and beyond" (2 CDs), not just the US Top Ten album "15 Minutes", but in addition, "Live In London" on which he shared with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra presenting his greatest hits live. As a special gimmick for his fans includes the double-album new versions of "Mandy" and "Copacabana (At The Copa)" - remixed by Mousse T. and Alex Christensen! In addition, appears on the same day also the DVD "Live In London", which rounds the package.
After nearly 20 years we Barry Manilow finally come back to Germany! The end of March, he comes to Berlin to hold not only the ECHO 2012, a eulogy, but also to a spectacular 20-minute appearance on "Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel" to complete.
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