Back to Brooklyn

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All Music Guide - John D. Buchanan
The undisputed grande dame of vocal pop presents this expansive live album recorded on her home turf in promotion of her 2012 rarities collection, Release Me. Several tracks from that album are included, as well as a plethora of classics from across the breadth of her career. The show features guest appearances from trumpeter Chris Botti and poperatic trio Il Volo.
All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Recorded live on October 11 and 13, 2012 at Brooklyn's Barclay Center, Back to Brooklyn features vocal legend Barbra Streisand performing on the first night of her world tour. The event marked the first time ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Buchanan
The undisputed grande dame of vocal pop presents this expansive live album recorded on her home turf in promotion of her 2012 rarities collection, Release Me. Several tracks from that album are included, as well as a plethora of classics from across the breadth of her career. The show features guest appearances from trumpeter Chris Botti and poperatic trio Il Volo.
All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Recorded live on October 11 and 13, 2012 at Brooklyn's Barclay Center, Back to Brooklyn features vocal legend Barbra Streisand performing on the first night of her world tour. The event marked the first time Streisand had performed in her hometown since embarking on her storied career. The concert also marked the infamously stage-shy Streisand's first live performance since her intimate 2009 Greenwich Village show, One Night Only: Streisand at the Village Vanguard. Backed by a 65-piece orchestra led by conductor Bill Ross, and featuring special guests -- trumpeter Chris Botti, vocal trio Il Volo, and her son, Jason Gould (who has clearly been blessed with the same God-given talent as his mom) -- Streisand performed a bevy of her biggest hits and favorite songs, many of which she has never performed live. Included here are such Streisand standards as the Marvin Hamlisch/Alan & Marilyn Bergman "The Way We Were," the Oscar-winning "Evergreen," and "Don't Rain on My Parade," from Streisand's 1968 film debut, Funny Girl. Similarly, we get superb renditions of several other notable Streisand numbers including "The Way He Makes Me Feel," from the Yentl soundtrack, and "People," also from Funny Girl. Elsewhere, Streisand delves into a handful of standards including "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "You're the Top," and "What'll I Do"/"My Funny Valentine," featuring gorgeous accompaniment from Botti. In her seventies at the time of recording, and with a lifetime of experience and skills to bring to the table, Streisand has graduated from stage & screen diva to grande dame of traditional vocal pop. Besides a minor but delightful uptick in her vocal grit (a quality she's always used to some extent to give her voice character) Streisand's resonant vocal chops are in top form throughout the Back to Brooklyn concert. Ultimately for Streisand, as well as for her fans, Back to Brooklyn isn't just a return to the stage, it's a coming home.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2013
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 888430019522
  • Catalog Number: 300195
  • Sales rank: 7,684

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Primary Artist
Bob Malach Reeds
Danny Cahn Trumpet
Jeff Carney Bass
Lawrence Feldman Reeds
Norman Freeman Percussion
Lou Marini Reeds
Bob Millikan Trumpet
Dean Parks Guitar
Carol Pool Violin
Randy Waldman Keyboards
Richard Brice Viola
Antoine Silverman Violin
Larry Di Bello French Horn
Mark Thrasher Reeds
Tamir Hendelman Piano
Laura Sherman Harp
Keith O'Quin Trombone
Mark Shuman Cello
Ralph Morrison III Concert Master
Bill Hayes Percussion
Rick Heckman Reeds
John Robinson Drums
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
A. L. Webber Composer
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Barbra Streisand Composer, Producer, Writer, Executive Producer, Concert Director
Leon Russell Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Richard Wilbur Composer
Alan Bergman Composer, Lyricist
Marilyn Bergman Composer, Lyricist
Don Black Composer
Artie Butler Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Jay Landers Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Writer, Liner Notes
Charlie Midnight Composer, Lyricist
Cole Porter Composer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Jule Styne Composer
Paul Williams Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
William Ross Music Direction
Kim Skalecki Personal Assistant
Richard Jay-Alexander Writer, Concert Director
Jeffrey Richman Writer
Christopher Hampton Composer
Lew Spence Composer
Martin Erlichman Executive Producer
Renata Buser Personal Assistant
Phyllis Molinary Composer
Jason Gould Duet
Scott Lochmus Director, Producer
Tom Ucciferri Stage Manager
Tracy Quinn Personal Assistant
Monique Impagliazzo Personal Assistant
Eileen Bernstein Producer
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