An Overlooked Gem
By a song 4u
I remember watching a late-night talk show and seeing Barry Manilow perform "Keep Each Other Warm." It would prove to be a moderate hit from this album, made past his commercial prime. Standout tracks from this cd include "Please Don't Be Scared" and "A Little Travelling Music, Please" Arista was really getting know for it's sonics and audiophiles were fans, although this cd may come off a bit quiet by today's standards. The songs here are mostly introspective and Barry was posed on the cover looking pensive complete with trendy manicured facial stubble. Outside of the climax of "Keep Each Other Warm" Barry's vocal is subdued, only going "full voice" for one song. Orchestra was widely used by Barry early on but strings are traded for electric keyboards and string simulators but this album with it's tender readings comes off warm.