A Star Is Born

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though it is credited to Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, A Star Is Born is in effect the soundtrack album to the motion picture of the same name, a rock-oriented retelling of the story that had been filmed three times before. That it is not billed as a soundtrack only indicates that the album contains the songs featured in the film, but not the score. Of course, the main drawing card here is "Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' Evergreen," the number one hit. But the rest of the album is slight. Streisand isn't much of a rock singer and these aren't much as rock songs the songwriters include Paul Williams and Rupert Holmes. For his part, Kristofferson sounds even...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though it is credited to Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, A Star Is Born is in effect the soundtrack album to the motion picture of the same name, a rock-oriented retelling of the story that had been filmed three times before. That it is not billed as a soundtrack only indicates that the album contains the songs featured in the film, but not the score. Of course, the main drawing card here is "Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' Evergreen," the number one hit. But the rest of the album is slight. Streisand isn't much of a rock singer and these aren't much as rock songs the songwriters include Paul Williams and Rupert Holmes. For his part, Kristofferson sounds even more gravelly than usual, and he isn't even growling his own compositions, which doubtless would have been superior to what he's been given to sing. Nevertheless, spurred by the hit single and the box office success of the film, A Star Is Born was the best-selling album of Barbra Streisand's career up to this point. ["Evergreen," co-written by Streisand and Williams, won Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998611924
  • Catalog Number: 86119
  • Sales rank: 722

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Primary Artist, Vocals
Kris Kristofferson Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Barbra Streisand Composer, Producer
Kenny Loggins Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Roger Kellaway Orchestration
Tom Scott Orchestration
Bobby Shew Contributor
Charles Owens Contributor
Donnie Fritts Contributor
Rupert Holmes Composer
Clydie King Contributor
Kenny Ascher Composer, Orchestration
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Stephen Bruton Contributor
Sammy Creason Contributor
Sammy Creson Contributor
Venetta Fields Contributor
Dean Hagen Contributor
Booker T. Jones Contributor
Stephen Marcussen Mastering, Remastering
Jerry McGee Contributor
Art Munson Contributor
The Oreos Contributor
James Pankow Orchestration
Terry Paul Contributor
Phil Ramone Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Jack Redmond Contributor
The Speedway Contributor
Mike Utley Contributor
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Dan Wallin Engineer
Donna Weiss Composer
Paul Williams Composer
Ian Freebairn-Smith Orchestration
Stewart Whitmore Digital Editing
Paul Williams Musical Supervision
Pat Williams Orchestration
Francesco Scavullo Cover Photo
Steve Schapiro Back Cover
Paul Williams Composer
Jimmy Pankow Orchestration
Tim Vicari Engineer
Paul Williams Composer, Musical Supervision
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  • Posted April 7, 2013

    I love the music from this movie,I love the movie...Streisand an

    I love the music from this movie,I love the movie...Streisand and Kristofferson are dynamite together!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not a Streisand fan

    I bought this CD for one song...Watch Closely Now! It's worth buying just for that alone. Evergreen is beautiful but I got tired of it years ago because of so much radio play.

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    Posted June 24, 2009

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