The Greatest Songs of the Sixties Remember the '60s? Hair was growing long, revolution was in the air, and...Barry Manilow hadn't yet terrified the world with his arena-size schlock. Having dispensed… The Greatest Songs of the Sixties Remember the '60s? Hair was growing long, revolution was in the air, and...Barry Manilow hadn't yet terrified the world with his arena-size schlock. Having dispensed… 2006-10-31 Barry Manilow Pop
Music Review

The Greatest Songs of the Sixties (2006)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Oct 31, 2006; Lead Performance: Barry Manilow; Genre: Pop

Remember the '60s? Hair was growing long, revolution was in the air, and...Barry Manilow hadn't yet terrified the world with his arena-size schlock. Having dispensed with the 1950s on his last album, Manilow has moved on with The Greatest Songs of the Sixties, wrapping his tenor and a string orchestra around Bacharach tunes, the Beatles' ''And I Love Her,'' and other '60s ballads. No arguing with the choices, but as usual, Manilow positively buries the songs with his excessive emotionalism. Best moment by far: ''When I Fall in Love,'' a schmaltz classic worthy of the Barry treatment.

Originally posted Nov 10, 2006 Published in issue #907 Nov 17, 2006 Order article reprints
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