New Barry Manilow CD coming

May 6, 2011 at 3:15 AM
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LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-songwriter Barry Manilow has recorded an original album called "15 Minutes," set for release next month, Universal Music Group said.

The guitar-driven pop album is to go on sale June 14. It is being released through the independent label Stiletto Entertainment and in partnership with Fontana, Universal's independent marketing and sales company.

Manilow teamed up once again with lyricist Enoch Anderson for this latest work, which took two years to complete. It was inspired by the late pop artist Andy Warhol, who is widely credited with saying, "In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes."

"Fame and success are something we all strive for, and yet when we get it how do we behave? That question jumps out at us daily from magazine covers, TV news and online gossip sites. In my world of entertainment, I've watched perfectly decent and talented people achieve the success they've been striving for only to crash and burn as their star rises. It happens in every walk of life, not only in the entertainment field; in sports, in politics and in daily life when the assistant manager gets promoted at the grocery store. It's something that continues to fascinate us, and for me it represented an interesting musical journey to explore," Manilow said in a statement Wednesday.

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