2:00 Am Paradise Cafe - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Barry Manilow
- 2:00 AM Paradise Caf‚ [Remaster]
Personnel: Barry Manilow (vocals, piano); Mundell Lowe (guitar); Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone); Billy Mays (piano, Fender Rhodes); George Duviver (bass); Shelly Manne (drums).
Principally recorded live at Westlake Studio "C", Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Barry Manilow.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Taking a brief sidetrack from his career as champion of the dramatic pop ballad, Barry Manilow transforms himself into an impressive jazz vocalist on 2:00 AM PARADISE CAFE. As the title suggests, Manilow assumes the role of the smoky lounge balladeer in the wee small hours of the morning, gracefully crooning blue-tinged tales of heartbreak for the few remaining customers. Not only is the singer's buttery tenor well suited for the sultry ballads on this disc, but his choice of sidemen and duet partners is nothing short of genius.
A sextet including bari-sax master Gerry Mulligan, legendary drummer Shelly Manne and stylish guitarist Mundell Lowe tastefully supports Manilow with grace and expressive virtuosity. The first of two duets pairs him with the divine Sarah Vaughan for "Blue," a beautiful melody that displays each vocalist's strengths admirably. The second is with the superb Mel Torme, who steals the show on the swinging "Big City Blues." Other excellent selections on this unique collection include the melancholy "Where Have You Gone," the dramatic "When October Goes" and the graceful "I've Never Been So Low On Love." This is a side of Manilow that the world should hear more often.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Barry Manilow
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Paradise Cafe
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Where Have You Gone
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Blue
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Say No More
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] When October Goes
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] What Am I Doin' Here
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Good-Bye My Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Big City Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] When Love Is Gone
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] I've Never Been So Low on Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Night Song
- Sony Music Distribution (
- 49m 15s
- Video Disabled
- Michael Braunstein
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