Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

by Barbra Streisand
     
 

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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… See more details below

Overview

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:
0074643567923
catalogNumber:
35679
Rank:
10921

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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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