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Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Between the release of Barbra Streisand's first hits collection in 1970 and her second in 1978, she essentially became a different kind of recording artist. In the 1960s, she made a series of consistent albums devoted largely to show music material, but she scored precious few singles hits, with only one, "People," and reaching the Top Ten. But in the 1970s, she shifted to contemporary soft-rock and released a series of highly successful ballad singles, while her albums became largely inconsistent. For that reason, the hit quotient of her second hits album was much higher--"The Way We Were," "Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' Evergreen," and the duet version of "You ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Between the release of Barbra Streisand's first hits collection in 1970 and her second in 1978, she essentially became a different kind of recording artist. In the 1960s, she made a series of consistent albums devoted largely to show music material, but she scored precious few singles hits, with only one, "People," and reaching the Top Ten. But in the 1970s, she shifted to contemporary soft-rock and released a series of highly successful ballad singles, while her albums became largely inconsistent. For that reason, the hit quotient of her second hits album was much higher--"The Way We Were," "Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' Evergreen," and the duet version of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," sung with songwriter Neil Diamond and released on album here for the first time, all were number one hits, while "Stoney End" and "My Heart Belongs to Me" were Top Tens and "Sweet Inspiration/Where You Lead," "Songbird," and "Love Theme From 'Laura Mars' Prisoner" reached the Top 40. That was enough material to make Volume 2 Streisand's definitive hits collection, so much so that later compilations like Memories and A Collection/Greatest Hits...And More would be forced to cannibalize it. It was also a genre-defining album in terms of the emergence of a post-'60s contemporary pop music that drew upon the rock revolution to redefine classic pop for a new generation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074643567923
  • Catalog Number: 35679
  • Sales rank: 6,456

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Primary Artist
Neil Diamond Track Performer
Technical Credits
Barbra Streisand Composer, Producer
Neil Diamond Composer
Carole King Composer
Larry Carlton Arranger, rhythm arrangement
Gene Page Arranger
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Dan Penn Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Charles Calello Arranger, Producer
Nick DeCaro Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Bob Gaudio Producer
Don Hannah Arranger
Gary Klein Producer
Charles Koppelman Executive Producer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Alan Lindgren Arranger
Marty Paich Arranger, Producer
Spooner Oldham Composer
Richard Perry Producer
Phil Ramone Producer
Paul Williams Composer
David Wolfert Composer
Toni Stern Composer
Richie Snyder Composer
R. Snyder Composer
Steve Nelson Composer
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