Sunday, August 7, 2011
This week's classic is an absolute, undeniable, incontestable track from the brilliant Barry Manilow. It was actually my father who brought about my knowledge of Manilow (refering to himself as a loyal Barry Fanilow), but 'Can't Smile Without You' has also appeared in many films, namely 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army', and 'Starsky & Hutch'. Manilow's recording is probably the most well known version, released on 'Even Now' in 1977, however the original track was recorded by The Carpenters a year earlier, on their album 'A Kind of Hush'. Either way, Barry Manilow's effort remains firmly lodged in my heart as my favourite translation of this timeless classic!
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