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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After two less successful albums, Barbra Streisand returned to form on her fourth album, People, with a selection of songs that showed some of the imagination of her debut album. Much of the material was new. The album opened and closed with songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, first "Absent Minded Me," and then the Top Ten title song that was the hit from Streisand's triumphant Broadway show, Funny Girl. Streisand introduced Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's "When in Rome I Do as the Romans Do," a lively song that allowed her to display some of the spirit and humor that had been missing on her last two outings. And when picking from older songs, she again found obscure ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After two less successful albums, Barbra Streisand returned to form on her fourth album, People, with a selection of songs that showed some of the imagination of her debut album. Much of the material was new. The album opened and closed with songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, first "Absent Minded Me," and then the Top Ten title song that was the hit from Streisand's triumphant Broadway show, Funny Girl. Streisand introduced Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's "When in Rome I Do as the Romans Do," a lively song that allowed her to display some of the spirit and humor that had been missing on her last two outings. And when picking from older songs, she again found obscure or atypical tunes from prominent composers or lost gems she could make her own. In the former category were Irving Berlin's "Supper Time," a blues song unlike any the composer had ever done, and "My Lord and Master," from Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. In the latter was the delightful "Fine and Dandy," from the 1930 show of the same name, with music by Kay Swift. Add in some obvious choices like Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn's "Love Is a Bore" a companion to the previously recorded "Down with Love" and "Don't Like Goodbyes," another selection from Harold Arlen and Truman Capote's House of Flowers, from which Streisand had earlier picked "A Sleepin' Bee," and you have an album fashioned to play to the singer's strengths and musical tastes instead of trying to fit her into existing ones. That wasn't quite enough to match the quality of her debut album, but it was a definite improvement over the second and third albums. People won Grammy Awards for Best Vocal Performance and Best Album Cover.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972495521
  • Catalog Number: 724955
  • Sales rank: 3,267

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Primary Artist, Vocals
Peter Matz Conductor
Ray Ellis Conductor
Peter Daniels Accompaniment
Technical Credits
Paul James Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Dave Brubeck Composer
Cy Coleman Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Peter Matz Arranger
Sheldon Harnick Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Michael Berniker Producer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Ray Ellis Arranger
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Michael Leonard Composer
Richard Maltby Jr. Composer
Stephen Marcussen Remastering
Robert Mersey Producer
David Shire Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
Stewart Whitmore Digital Editing
Truman Capote Composer
Don Bronstein Cover Photo
Bob Cato Art Direction
Kay Swift Composer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Herbert Martin Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing, absolutely amazing.....

    Barbra has no rivals. She is the most unique talent the WORLD has ever known. Her voice, in her earlier career,was like an instrument never invented and backed up with her dramatic talent and her intelligence,her determination,(watch her in My name is Barbra, watch her eyes, her facial expression, her hands and body movement) she is thrilling. Put this woman in front of a microphone with a full orchestra and NO ONE now and possible ever will mezmorize an audience the way she can. I love her. I have gotten so much joy listening and watching her over the years P.D.

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