Manilow Sings Sinatra (1998) A few interesting song choices aside, Barry Manilow's schmaltzy takes on a dozen Sinatra standards (plus two icky new originals) sound more like a monumental… 1998-11-10 Barry Manilow Pop
Music Review

Manilow Sings Sinatra (1998)

EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Nov 10, 1998; Lead Performance: Barry Manilow; Genre: Pop

A few interesting song choices aside, Barry Manilow's schmaltzy takes on a dozen Sinatra standards (plus two icky new originals) sound more like a monumental ego trip than a heartfelt tribute. Manilow is a sincere but hopelessly shallow interpreter on Manilow Sings Sinatra, lacking the subtlety and nuance that balanced the Chairman's larger-than-life persona, and his one-dimensional readings mainly remind us what a singular talent Sinatra was. D

Originally posted Dec 18, 1998 Published in issue #463 Dec 18, 1998 Order article reprints