Barry Manilow fans are a very loyal breed, but even if you haven't been a big fan before, you might still find you enjoy this 2001 release from the longtime artist. Here at the Mayflower is what is called a concept album -- each of the 16 tracks from this offering is listed in another apartment in the Mayflower building, such as "Apartment 6C: I Miss You," "Apartment 2G: I Hear Music Playing," and "Apartment 3E: Border Train." The music on Here at the Mayflower combines several of the styles that Manilow is known for using, including dance-pop, Latin, jazz, and even Broadway melody. These numbers are piano-driven, all composed in part or in whole by Manilow. Many of the songs carry an emotional impact, whether speaking of love, old age, or hope. They all succeed in delivering the ageless talents of this singer, composer, and pianist.
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AllMusic Review by Charlotte Dillon