Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr and then there was Manilow.

Los Angeles 1975 [no label, 1CD]
Live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 25, 1975. Unknown recording but sounds like a stereo soundboard.

This show at The Troubadour was just three weeks away from his fateful meeting with Dick Clark on March 22. Under Clark’s mentoring, Manilow would be a regular at American Bandstand and numerous other Dick Clark productions including American Music Awards and Clark’s New Year shows hosted at Times Square. Manilow’s television profile helped his career considerably.

Manilow’s showmanship is already on display here. He chatted freely and was comfortable with his audience. The songs flowed and Manilow was no slouch, singing pitch-perfect versions of his studio material live.

Although Scooter123 did not say what type of recording this is, it sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

Track 01. It’s A Miracle*
Track 02. I Want To Be Somebody’s Baby*/ Her’s
Track 03. One Of These Days
Track 04. Greatest Hits Medley (Manilow’s jingles)
Track 05. Trying To Get That Feeling Again
Track 06. Avenue C*
Track 07. Could It Be Magic
Track 08. Friends
Track 09. Mandy*
Track 10. Martha and the Vandellas Medley

*songs that came from his Manilow II album.

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