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Barry Manilow will be on QVC

November 17, 2008

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Barry Manilow to Debut GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES

on QVC Live from The Las Vegas Hilton

 

West Chester, Pa. – Live from the city of lights, legendary performer and pop music icon Barry Manilow is scheduled to return to QVC to unveil his latest album THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES on Thursday, November 20 at 8 PM (ET).

 

During the QVC Presents QSessions Live broadcast, the Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning artist will give viewers a sneak-peek of his much-anticipated new release with a special performance featuring a selection of songs from the album. Fans will also get the chance to order THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES (Arista) five days before street date (album in stores November 25th) with an exclusive re-issue of the 1985 RCA release MANILOW! This special bonus disc will only be available to QVC shoppers and marks the first time that the collection will be offered on CD.

 

“To have our best-selling musical artist of all time performing live from Las Vegas – the entertainment capital of the world – is certainly exciting,” said Rich Yoegel, director of merchandising for QVC. “This is absolutely a show that viewers will not want to miss.”

 

Collaborating, once again, with longtime friend and music partner Clive Davis, Manilow’s latest release features an eclectic assortment of hits from both sides of the Atlantic. Standout tracks include Van Morrison’s iconic “Have I Told You Lately,” Journey’s break-through power ballad “Open Arms,” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.” However, perhaps one of most memorable moments from THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES is Manilow’s playful duet with Reba McEntire on “Islands in the Stream,” which pays homage to Kenny Rogers’ and Dolly Parton’s #1 duet of 1983.

 

“I always love coming back to QVC,” said Manilow. “To be able to debut my new album live from Las Vegas makes this experience even better!”

Manilow, whose 2006 QVC appearance marked the highest single-day sales by a musical artist in QVC history, also continues to hold the record as the highest single-hour music sales event in QVC’s twenty-two year history.

 

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES will be available through QVC at 800.345.1515 or www.QVC.com, while supplies last.

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About Barry Manilow:

With worldwide sales exceeding 75 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records); with no less than 25 consecutive top 40 hits to his credit between 1975 and 1983, on the Billboard Hot 100. Among these are songs that are now part of the standard songbook, including “Mandy,” “It’s a Miracle,” “Could It Be Magic,” “I Write the Songs,” “Looks Like We Made It,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Copacabana (At the Copa),” “Somewhere In the Night,” “Ships,” and “I Made It Through the Rain.

 

 

 

 

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE EIGHTIES continues the series that began nearly three years ago with The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties, which was certified RIAA platinum after entering the Billboard 200 at #1 in January 2006 (his first #1 album since Barry Manilow/Live in 1977).  The Greatest Songs Of The Sixties (October 2006) entered at #2.  When the RIAA platinum The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies entered at #4 (September 2007), he was distinguished as the only artist to chart three Top 5 debuts during 2006-2007.  www.manilow.com

 

About QVC

QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA), is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world, with annual revenue of more than $7 billion. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to more than 166 million homes worldwide. The company’s Web site, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 22-year history. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

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