Guilty [25th Anniversary Edition DualDisc]

Guilty [25th Anniversary Edition DualDisc]

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by Barbra Streisand
     
 

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A quarter century after its initial release, Guilty holds up as a Streisand masterpiece. Sounding better than ever after having been remastered, the album stands as a perfect collaboration between one of the great singers of our time and one of pop music's most creative songwriters and producers, Barry Gibb of the BeeGees. With Gibb adding characteristicSee more details below

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A quarter century after its initial release, Guilty holds up as a Streisand masterpiece. Sounding better than ever after having been remastered, the album stands as a perfect collaboration between one of the great singers of our time and one of pop music's most creative songwriters and producers, Barry Gibb of the BeeGees. With Gibb adding characteristic background vocals and dueting with the diva on two tracks, the pair constructed a wildly popular work that ultimately went on to become Streisand's top-selling album. The hits sound as epically intense as ever: "Woman In Love," "What Kind of Fool," and the brilliant "Guilty," which could be a smash if released tomorrow. Streisand is in sweeping voice throughout; rarely did she ever sound as vibrant and deliciously loose as she does on this career landmark. Little wonder that she and Gibb were drawn to collaborate again, 25 years later, on Guilty Pleasures.

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Twenty-five years after its initial release, Guilty still managed to hold a special place in Barbra Streisand's catalog as one of the best-selling and most beloved records of her massive oeuvre. And with very good reason, as it's also one of her best. Much of this can be attributed her choice in partner; producer and then artist of the moment Barry Gibb. His attention to detail and smooth songwriting were the perfect vehicle to branch Streisand into the disco era further than her duet with Donna Summer on "Enough Is Enough." But conversely, none of these songs is a full-blown disco anthem; they're ballads safe enough for Streisand to keep doing what she does best combined with Gibb's disco-laden songwriting, arrangements, and production that were the hallmark of his softer work with the Bee Gees. Needless to say, the experimentation of the hybrid paid off: "Guilty" went on to win a Grammy, and "What Kind of Fool" and "Woman in Love" were also sizeable hits. This DualDisc edition takes the original classic album and remasters it, along with the DVD side featuring interviews, rare video performances, and a sneak preview of the forthcoming sequel to the album, Guilty Pleasures.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998515529
catalogNumber:
85155

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Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist,Vocals
Pete Carr   Acoustic Guitar
Barry Gibb   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Peter Graves   Trombone
Albhy Galuten   Synthesizer
George Bitzer   Synthesizer,Electric Piano,Piano (Grand)
Dan Bonsanti   Tenor Saxophone
Neal Bonsanti   Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Bryon   Drums
Hollis "Bud" Burridge   Trumpet
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Kenneth Faulk   Trumpet
Russ Freeland   Trombone
Steve Gadd   Drums
David Hungate   Bass,Bass Guitar
Mike Katz   Trombone
Joe Lala   Conga,Cymbals,Maracas,Tambourine,Triangle,Shaker,cowbell,guido,kabassa,Whip
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
Marti McCall   Background Vocals
Brett Murphey   Trumpet
Jerry Peel   French Horn
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Whit Sidener   Baritone Saxophone
Richard Tee   Piano,Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,Clavinet,Piano (Grand)
George Terry   Guitar,Slide Guitar,Gut String Guitar
Whitt Sidner   Baritone Saxophone
Harold Cowart   Bass
Bernard Lupe   Drums
Denise Maynelli   Background Vocals
Howard Cowart   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Robin Gibb   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Peter Graves   Horn Arrangements
Albhy Galuten   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Don Gehman   Engineer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Charles Koppelman   Executive Producer
Stephen Marcussen   Remastering
Gene Orloff   String Contractor
Karl Richardson   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Mario Casilli   Original Photography
Mary Maurer   Art Direction
Hooshik Bayliss   Art Direction
Ashley Gibb   Composer
Stephen Gibb   Composer

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