The Essential Barbra Streisandby Barbra Streisand
America�s finest vocalist deserves the royal treatment, and with this superbly realized collection she gets it. Barbra Streisand has set the standard for singers for more than five decades now, and this double-disc set traces her finest moments each step of the way, from the 1963 classic �A Sleeping Bee� to her stirring, previously unreleased 2001 version of �You'll Never Walk Alone.� Benchmark performances (�He Touched Me,� �Second Hand Rose,� �Happy Days Are Here Again,� �Send in the Clowns�) mingle with pop hits ( �People,� �The Way We Were,� �Evergreen,� �Guilty�) for a well-rounded take on a glorious career. This is the comprehensive recording Streisand fans -- and all lovers of great popular singing -- have been waiting for.
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- A Sleepin' Bee
- Cry Me A River
- I Stayed Too Long At The Fair
- Lover, Come Back To Me
- My Man
- Second Hand Rose
- He Touched Me
- Don't Rain On My Parade
- Happy Days Are Here Again - Live From Central Park
- On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
- Stoney End
- Since I Fell For You
- What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
- The Way We Were
- All In Love Is Fair
- Lazy Afternoon
- My Heart Belongs To Me
- You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Duet with Neil Diamond)
- The Main Event/Fight
- No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Duet with Donna Summer)
- Woman In Love
- Comin' In And Out Of Your Life
- Papa, Can You Hear Me?
- A Piece Of Sky
- Putting It Together
- Not While I'm Around
- Send In The Clowns
- All I Ask Of You
- Children Will Listen
- As If We Never Said Goodbye
- I Finally Found Someone (Duet with Bryan Adams)
- Tell Him (Duet with Celine Dion)
- I've Dreamed Of You
- Someday My Prince Will Come New 2001 Studio Version
- You'll Never Walk Alone New 2001 Studio Version
Performance CreditsBarbra Streisand Primary Artist
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I love the Barbra Essential CD! It has everything from People, to Tell Him with Celine Dion. My favorites are ''Dont Rain on My Parade'' and ''Putting it together. '' How many times must she prove to us she truly IS essential! It's a keeper.
Unlike, some fanatics, I do not own every Barbra Streisand album. I do have a couple other collections, but none are as extensive and as enjoyable as this. It's the first collection to include her greatest recording from the last decade. ENJOY!
How many times can this woman put out a cd with her greatest hits? There have been at least 5 official albums, not to mention all the ''live recording'' albums that essentially have the same songs. There really is nothing new to review.
Among some of the favorites are The Way We Were, Evergreen, and Send In The Clowns. Beautifully sung, romantic and touching.
I've been waiting for this album for a while now and I just can't imagine the selection of the great songs in it. This is truly the best album among her 50 plus albums. The bonus track of you'll never walk alone is so stirring and so emotional indeed. The Best!
For those of us long time fans with her early vinyl albums with these songs, its great to hear them again in there original form. While it contains two new tracks, its worth the money. This is mearly a commemorative CD of her 40 year recording career with Columbia, and something they have done in the past with there long term recording artists. The only downside is there are not alot of liner notes, etc. but its still worth the effort.
I've heard alot of people sing, a LOT of people. Anywhere from Celine Dions powerful voice to Whitney Houston, and when Barbara Streisand lets out, NO ONE is better
I enjoyed this cd very much.Theres nothing like hearing Barbra Streisand sing.I also enjoy LINDA EDER.I love her cd BROADWAY MY WAY.Linda Eder does a stunning "Dont Rain On Parade on Broadway MY Way cd.she does other classics also.Both LINDA AND BARBRA are the greastest all time female singers.
These are the songs that I love to hear. I just couldn't believe how good this CD was when I first listened to it. I especially liked having the oldies on it.