I LOVE Manilow. Did you hear his 50's album? It's terrific. I have not heard the 60s album, although I was not crazy about his song selection on that one by just looking at it. I asked Santa for it for Christmas, as if the arrangements were anywere near as good as they were on the 50s album I would loved it anyway, but I think he got confused, as I ended up with "The Best of Manilow" instead, and it was not put together very well.
Swinging with the Big Bands, his collection of show tunes, and Manilow sings Sinatra truly "rock", however.