If you haven't yet, check out the new "Vault" on the new manilow.com. I can only imagine how much stuff got left off the records when the final track list was compiled. Not everyone is going to like every track that gets posted up there but even if that's the case, it's an insight into not only Barry's creative process but into the nuts-and-bolts of how the crew decides which songs end up on which album.
The songs are formatted so that they cannot be imported to iTunes or burned on a CD, etc. That's called a hint, kids, take it. There are two songs up there now, playing in sequence. If TPTB wanted to, there's a way to still encode the songs and have them play separately or on demand. They're smart people, they'll figure it out. >;-)
Fans have been clambering for more new music for - what, months? Years? Well all of these songs recorded years ago are new to us, so it counts. And Barry/TPTB can balance what the fans want to hear and what Clive wants on a record. (We fans all have a little fun at Clive's expense but we know he's part of the brains behind the outfit and if it weren't for his business sense, we wouldn't have Barry's career to enjoy at all.) But to me he's still Mr. Mole.
So - when's the next vault song coming out?
(Addendum 7/1/2008 - I was right! They did figure out how to split up the songs so they each play separately on demand! Nice job, Stiletto. Now, how about floating Barry's notes and the jukebox over your ImageReady slices using >div< tags so that the size can be expanded without screwing up your graphics?)