Back to Brooklyn [Video]

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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...
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Editorial Reviews

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: 888430075894
  • Catalog Number: 300758
  • Sales rank: 5,010

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Remember Barbra, Pt. 1 (1:16)
  2. 2 As If We Never Said Goodbye (4:51)
  3. 3 Nice 'n' Easy/That Face (4:15)
  4. 4 The Way He Makes Me Feel (3:25)
  5. 5 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (2:52)
  6. 6 Didn't We (2:56)
  7. 7 Marvin Hamlisch Intro (1:29)
  8. 8 The Way We Were/Through the Eyes of Love (6:22)
  9. 9 Jule Styne Intro (0:58)
  10. 10 Being Good Isn't Good Enough (2:47)
  11. 11 Rose's Turn/Some People/Don't Rain on My Parade (4:05)
  12. 12 I Remember Barbra, Pt. 2 (0:56)
  13. 13 You're the Top (3:42)
  14. 14 What'll I Do/My Funny Valentine - Chris Botti (5:06)
  15. 15 Lost Inside of You - Chris Botti (4:19)
  16. 16 Evergreen - Chris Botti (3:17)
  17. 17 Jason Gould Intro (1:18)
  18. 18 How Deep Is the Ocean - Jason Gould (4:19)
  19. 19 People (3:33)
  20. 20 Here's to Life (Intro) (1:02)
  21. 21 Here's to Life (3:57)
  22. 22 Make Our Garden Grow (5:45)
  23. 23 Some Other Time (Intro) (2:17)
  24. 24 Some Other Time (4:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 As If We Never Said Goodbye
  2. 2 Nice 'n' Easy/That Face
  3. 3 The Way He Makes Me Feel
  4. 4 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  5. 5 Didn't We
  6. 6 Smile - Il Volo
  7. 7 Q&A
  8. 8 Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long
  9. 9 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
  10. 10 The Way We Were/Through the Eyes of Love
  11. 11 Being Good Isn't Good Enough
  12. 12 Rose's Turn/Some People/Don't Rain on My Parade
  13. 13 I Remember Barbra
  14. 14 You're the Top
  15. 15 What'll I Do/My Funny Valentine - Chris Botti
  16. 16 Lost Inside of You - Chris Botti
  17. 17 Evergreen - Chris Botti
  18. 18 Nature Boy - Jason Gould
  19. 19 How Deep Is the Ocean - Jason Gould
  20. 20 People
  21. 21 Here's to Life
  22. 22 Make Our Garden Grown/Somewhere
  23. 23 Some Other Time
  24. 24 Happy Days Are Here Again
  25. 25 This Masquerade - Jason Gould
  26. 26 I Remember Barbra
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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
Paul Jabara Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Bruce Roberts Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Richard Wilbur Composer
Milton Ager 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
Jack Yellen Composer
Victor Young Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Eden Ahbez Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
John Turner 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
Geoffrey Parsons Composer
Jason Gould Duet
Scott Lochmus Director, Producer
Charles Chaplin Composer
Tom Ucciferri Stage Manager
Tracy Quinn Personal Assistant
Monique Impagliazzo Personal Assistant
Jon Huntington Video Engineer
Gerry McReynolds Video Director
Eileen Bernstein Producer
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