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Simply Streisand
     

Simply Streisand

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by Barbra Streisand
 

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After three albums related to television specials and one of French songs, Simply Streisand was Barbra Streisand's first "regular" new album since People three years earlier and her first new release of any kind in a year. (Before, her albums came regularly every six months.) By now, the singer was spending her time in Hollywood shooting movies, and the

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After three albums related to television specials and one of French songs, Simply Streisand was Barbra Streisand's first "regular" new album since People three years earlier and her first new release of any kind in a year. (Before, her albums came regularly every six months.) By now, the singer was spending her time in Hollywood shooting movies, and the music scene had moved heavily into rock, developments that made this a perfunctory set and one released into an indifferent climate; unlike her previous eight albums, Simply Streisand missed the Top Ten. But it isn't that bad. Streisand is not an accomplished performer of classic pop standards like "My Funny Valentine" and "More Than You Know," largely because she seems too intimidated by the material to put an individual stamp on it, but she is a great singer, and if arranger Ray Ellis' charts lack the invention of Peter Matz's, they are conventionally competent. If this were the only Streisand album you ever heard, you'd still think she was good. It's only in comparison to what went before that it seems mediocre.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972430928
catalogNumber:
724309
Rank:
16248

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist,Vocals
David Shire   Conductor

Technical Credits

Rodgers & Hammerstein   Liner Notes
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Jack Gold   Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Howard Roberts   Producer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Ralph Blane   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Billy Rose   Composer
Howard A. Roberts   Producer

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Simply Streisand 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply Amazing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Streisand album. The production and arrangements of this album are amazing. Barbra's voice is full of feeling. Tracks four and five will touch you deeply. I played this cd in my car for about a year it rocks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the music of your grandparents' generation if you are under 35. The songs are very much ''standards'' or golden oldies, but they are great for setting a calm, relaxed mood. If you like romantic love songs, this is a good CD to own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago