Simply Streisand

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972430928
  • Catalog Number: 724309
  • Sales rank: 48,946

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 II 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Great

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Songs from a Classic Star

    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.

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    Posted September 8, 2009

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