PR News Foto/Verve Music GroupBarry Manilow will debut songs from his new album, My Dream Duets, this Friday on QVC.

Starting at 6 p.m. ET, Barry Manilow: Q Sessions Live will feature the singer performing songs from the new record, as well as from Live in London, a bonus CD that includes four never-released live tracks. The CD has been compiled especially for QVC, and viewers will be able to order it, along with the regular album, a week before it arrives.

My Dream Duets features Barry singing, through the magic of technology, with stars who are no longer with us, like Whitney Houston, Judy Garland, John Denver, Dusty Springfield and Sammy Davis Jr. The Live in London CD was recorded at London’s O2 arena in May of 2011, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It includes a version of Manilow’s classic “Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again.”

On the QVC website, you also can watch an interview with Barry in which he explains why he decided to go this route with the album. He says his record company asked him to do a duets project, so he made a list of all the artists he’d really want to sing with, and realized that all of them were no longer with us. He figured that the project was impossible, but his record company was determined to make it happen.

My Dream Duets arrives on October 27.

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