- Released: April 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.With My Lover Beside Me
- 2.Look At You / Something Tells Me I'm Falling In Love
- 3.When October Goes
- 4.Love Is Where You Find It / At Last
- 5.I Can't Teach My Old Heart New Tricks
- 6.When The Meadow Was Bloomin'
- 7.Heart Of Mine, Cry On
- 8.Just Remember
- 9.The Last Dream Home
- 10.With My Lover Beside Me (Reprise)
- 11.Nancy Wilson (with Barry Manilow)Epilogue
WITH MY LOVER BESIDE ME is a collection of poems by Johnny Mercer joined with music composed by Barry Manilow.
Personnel includes: Nancy Wilson, Barry Manilow (vocals).
A superbly arranged, produced, and mastered session from a wonderful vocalist. Wilson's singing, delivery, and tone are enticing and sensual throughout, even when the songs threaten to get overly sentimental or just sappy. Although the album was aimed at the adult contemporary audience, Wilson never coasted through any number, and this was about as polished and effective as this kind of session could get. ~ Ron Wynn