Format: CD
Label: SONY
Rel. Date: 09/30/2003
UPC: 827969035023

Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook
Artist: Bette Midler
Format: CD
Used: Available

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''Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook'' is an album by the American singer Bette Midler. It was produced by Barry Manilow and marked the first time that Midler had worked with Manilow in more than twenty years. It was also Midler's first album for Columbia Records after nearly 30 years recording for Warner Music Group (being signed at times to both Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records). Columbia Records is owned by Sony Music Entertainment.

After the death of singer Rosemary Clooney, Manilow claims to have had a dream that he would produce a tribute album and Midler would be the singer on the album. In the liner notes, Midler writes, "When Barry approached me ("I had this dream!") about recording an album of Rosemary's standards, I was excited, but apprehensive. I wanted to be respectful, but I felt we had to find something new to say as well, and in these (mostly) new arrangements...I believe we have."

''Bette Midler Sings the Rosemay Clooney Songbook'' was Midler's first album with Columbia Records after being dropped by Warner Brothers in 2001 for declining record sales. It was followed up with ''Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook'', which was somewhat less successful. - Wikipedia

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