Reuniting with the songwriting collaborators that co-wrote such hits as "Could It Be Magic," "Even Now," "It's A Miracle," "This One's For You," and "Copacabana," singer/songwriter icon Barry Manilow is back with the first recording to feature all original Manilow songs in over fifteen years. The Mayflower - an old brick apartment complex - serves as Barry's source of inspiration for a varied collection of human stories. With a different story behind every door here at the Mayflower, Barry Manilow crafts a colorful musical mosaic of lives, hopes and dreams, in what surely has to be the most creative recording project of his career.
"I am a musician. My passion for music has obliterated everything in its path for my entire life. Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time. No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right. I am totally committed to my music and my fans." - Barry Manilow
"Barry Manilow has become formidable, extremely large, a legend even, in the show business sense ... he is a giant among entertainers. There is always a new album, there is always a world tour. Most probably, he is the showman of our generation. He lives for production values, for rich staging, for catchy hooks and big finishes. He wants your goose flesh. Sinatra, it is said, once jabbed a finger at Manilow and portentously announced, 'He's next!'" - Rolling Stone Magazine