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By the time of this release Barry was a true star loved and loathed by many, "I Write The Songs" would be the center of the love him/hate him debate that still goes on today. According to Barry, Clive Davis forced him to record that song and Barry not only conceded he blasted the production into space, it's a massive song. "New York City Rhythm," the re-written "Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again," originally written to tell a story from a woman's point of view, the Carpenters recorded the song exactly as written during the "Horizon" sessions in 1975, was discarded then lost, discovered in 1994, the production completed and released in 1994 and '95 for the compilation album of covers "Interpretations" released in the U.K. and the U.S. respectively, were major hits. "Bandstand Boogie" was yet another hit, retro-flavored featuring Barry's stacked vocals, "As Sure As I'm Standing Here" is a beautifully produced ballad, "Lay Me Down" is a fan favorite, "Beautiful Music" is Barry's ode to music and a popular album track, "I'll Make You Music" and "Marry Me A Little" are bonus tracks, this cd was one of the re-issues from the 1996 remaster series then re-released a few years ago. The 1996 remaster was a bit muted, this version turns up the volume correcting the sonic levels.