Thursday, March 3, 2011

Barry Manilow Issues Unreleased Sheena Easton Duet!

For the first time ever, a song recorded by Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning Barry Manilow and Sheena Easton for the 1995 animated film "The Pebble and the Penguin," is being released on CD. The movie soundtrack, produced by Manilow, has long been out of print.

"Duets" will be released May 3 through Arista/Legacy, comprising 15 duets, including: "You've Got a Friend" with Melissa Manchester, "Hey Mambo" with Kid Creole & the Coconuts, "Cherish/Windy" with The Association, "Islands in the Stream" with Reba McEntire, "On A Slow Boat To China" with Bette Midler, "Run To Me" with Dionne Warwick, "Blue" with Sarah Vaughan and "I Won't Be the One To Let Go" with Barbra Streisand.

"I'm very proud of this album," Manilow said. "Recording each song was a thrill because these singers are so great, but listening to all of the cuts back-to-back was an overwhelming experience."