Hi Everyone. Barry here.
Since the days of going on those long tours are coming to a close, I thought this might be a good time to remind you all about ManilowTV.
I think many of you know that ever since I started performing I have hit the “record” button; be it audio or video. Recordings of every show I’ve ever done are in a big vault. (Right next to my baby shoes and the Copacabana jacket!).
All of these recordings were meant only for reference and archival purposes. I would look at the shows each night after a concert, make notes, and give them to the staff so that we could tighten the show or change things.
But watching them brings back so many great memories! I know you will enjoy seeing them.
That’s what ManilowTV is all about.
Each month for the past ten years, Marc and I have looked through hundreds of video tapes and DVD’s and picked a performance that we think you would enjoy and have shown it on ManilowTV. So far, there are 120 different shows.
Even though the shows were recorded on one camera and the video and audio is not professional network quality, I think they are very exciting. I think you will too.
We post a new concert every month. These shows bring back such great memories. Big laughs, some tears and such talent! Lady Flash! Big bands, small bands, choirs! England! Germany! Australia! Japan! So many American cities!
You’ll see it all on ManilowTV.
I hope you check it out.
And keep the Kleenex nearby.
Paradise Tour - Radio City Music Hall - November 1, 1984
Come with me back, back, way back in time this month.
We go back to 1984!
I was really surprised to find that we even HAD a video of this show. But my wonderful assistant Marc was crunched down in the 10th row taping the show with a cheap home camera! And it’s a fine recordi...
1980 World Tour - Toronto, ON - Maple Leaf Gardens - November 20, 1980
This month’s MTV is very emotional. During the show, I thank all the folks in the Toronto audience (first time in Toronto, by the way) and say, “You’re one of the warmest audiences I’ve ever played for. It’s been five years since “Mandy”, so thank you.”