"You can blame people
who knock things over in the dark, or you can begin to light
candles. You're only at fault if you know about the problem
and choose to do nothing."
our usual salutation of "Dear Friends" just
didn't seem to fit."
Wow!" says it all.
Seems that just when we thought it couldn't get better - it did.
Yes - Las
Vegas really was planned to be the last time; until "One
Last Time!" hit the road.
The Philadelphia newspaper reviewer said it best:
“This concert is titled ‘One Last Time.’ If
it truly is, run, do not walk, to your local ticket broker and
get a seat to a show you will not soon forget. There is a reason
20,000 are still coming ‘One Last Time’ thirty years
later. The reason is Barry Manilow.”
And in Cleveland they reported:
"His voice was so outstanding and at times you had to ask
yourself, is it real or is it Memorex….it was real. Truly
amazing. Bravo Barry. One night….a night to remember forever
to those who attended. If you enjoyed being entertained by someone
who has a fantastic passion for the art of music, Mr. Manilow's
show was just the ticket for you, the show was nothing short of
sensational, first-rate and first-class!"
to really put us over the top, the new album was released and
received raves. Here's just a quick quote from Barnes & Noble:
of his most memorable songs of the past decade are contained
here. And Manilow himself sounds as inspired and technically
assured as ever, his voice remaining in truly remarkable condition
nearly 30 years after his first hit single."
So "Wow!" kinds
of sums it up.
But oops, there's one more.
And that "Wow!" is
The balanced perspective we've all acquired from meeting a new,
broader spectrum of fans who've participated in the Platinum Experience
has given us all a new lease on life.
No wonder you all love each other, get a kick out of each other,
and have made worldwide friends. We have too!
wonder the chance to get together at Manilow concerts has become
such an anticipated blast. It is for us…..too!
So here's to us old friends. And here's to us NEW friends!
What a year, what a tour, what a blast!