The year was 1978.
Barry was in the middle of a hot summer tour….playing outdoor amphitheaters around the US and getting ready to head for overseas.
To cap off the summer…..the Greek Theatre asked if Barry would play not one…but two weeks…under the hot LA summer night…..for more than 72,000 fans….all anxious to sing along to Copacabana, Even Now, Ready To Take A Chance Again…..and an entire evening of hits.
Now throw in HBO.
You remember HBO…..home of the Sopranos, Madonna, Springsteen, and Joel.
But did you also know it was home of Manilow?
There were only three networks…ABC, CBS, and NBC….and a host of local channels. HBO was new on the scene and wanted to rock the boat……and asked Barry to do the rocking.
It was their first big music special….and they gambled on Barry.
With a two hour…Manilow…Live At The Greek Special….HBO rocked.
Everyone watched. And we mean everyone. So many...that the networks felt a dip in their ratings and the first hint of what cable TV was going to do to their viewership.
That special……that moment in television history…..is now available as limited edition…..exclusive DVD release.
You won’t find it in stores…on other websites……available anywhere else.
Only here…and only for you…..because you’ve been a loyal fan and just might like to experience the excitement, the energy, and the exclusivity of that hot August night.
If you were there...(who wasn't) you can relive the memories. If you've only heard about it....now you can be there and finally feel what everyone has been talking about.
It's an AMAZING DVD...and an AMAZING experience.
This is a Region 1 DVD that is also playable in multi-region DVD players.
1. Here We Go Again
2. New York City Rhythm
4. Even Now
5. Jump Shout Boogie Medley
a. Jump Shout Boogie
b. Avenue C
c. Jumpin’ At The Woodside
e. Bandstand Boogie
6. Ready To Take A Chance Again
7. Weekend In New England
8. Looks Like We Made It
9. Beautiful Music (Part I)
10. I Was A Fool (To Let You Go)
11. All The Time
12. Copacabana (At The Copa)
13. Beautiful Music (Part II)
14. Hits Medley
a. Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again
b. This One’s For You
c. Could It Be Magic / Mandy
15. It’s A Miracle
16. Can’t Smile Without You
17. I Write The Songs
18. Beautiful Music (Part III)