Essential Barbra Streisand [Limited Edition 3.0]

Essential Barbra Streisand [Limited Edition 3.0]

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by Barbra Streisand
     
 

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Although Barbra Streisand has recorded for the same company, Columbia Records, throughout her career, her work has not been particularly well represented on compilations. Four single-disc best-ofs dot her discography, but listeners who wanted to do something as simple as purchase an album containing the original studio recordings of both her first Top Ten hit, "People… See more details below

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Although Barbra Streisand has recorded for the same company, Columbia Records, throughout her career, her work has not been particularly well represented on compilations. Four single-disc best-ofs dot her discography, but listeners who wanted to do something as simple as purchase an album containing the original studio recordings of both her first Top Ten hit, "People," and her first number one, "The Way We Were," without plumping for the four-CD box set Just for the Record , were out of luck. Complicating the compiling of her career highlights is her position as essentially an album artist, despite having scattered 11 Top Ten pop hits across 32 years. The ideal collection would have to do justice to her popular early albums of the '60s, her mid-career singles hits of the '70s, and her renewed album success in the '80s and '90s. Here it is. At a CD-busting length of over two and a half hours, this 40-track double-disc set encapsulates Streisand's recording career in chronological order from her 1963 debut album to 1999. (Two previously unreleased tracks sound like outtakes from her later album projects. "Someday My Prince Will Come" probably got left off of A Love Like Ours, while the gospel-tinged "You'll Never Walk Alone" must have been intended for Higher Ground.) Intelligently picking signature performances from her best and most popular albums, it largely eschews a raft of singles that got into the bottom half of the Top 40, but leaves out only one Top Ten hit, "What Kind of Fool." The singer's versatility and her ability to impose her immediately identifiable vocal style on a variety of material are emphasized in recordings that range from Broadway show tunes to disco. A collection like this has been needed for a long time as a gateway to Streisand's bountiful, indeed overwhelming, catalog. [A 2008 upgrade in a Columbia/Legacy series titled "Limited Edition 3.0" added nine tracks on a third disc, including a further potpourri of Barbra Streisand career highlights, including 2005's "Letting Go," 1999's "A Love Like Ours," 1975's "By the Way," and 1979's "After the Rain."

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2008
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886973457023
catalogNumber:
734570
Rank:
5718

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. A Sleepin' Bee
  2. Cry Me a River
  3. I Stayed Too Long at the Fair
  4. Lover, Come Back to Me
  5. People
  6. My Man
  7. Second Hand Rose
  8. He Touched Me
  9. Don't Rain on My Parade
  10. Happy Days Are Here Again
  11. On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
  12. Stoney End
  13. Since I Fell for You
  14. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  15. The Way We Were
  16. All in Love Is Fair
  17. Lazy Afternoon
  18. Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born")
  19. My Heart Belongs to Me
  20. You Don't Bring Me Flowers  - Neil Diamond
  21. The Main Event/Fight
  22. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)  - Donna Summer

Disc 2

  1. Woman in Love
  2. Guilty
  3. Comin' in and out of Your Life
  4. Memory
  5. Papa, Can You Hear Me?
  6. A Piece of Sky
  7. Putting It Together
  8. Not While I'm Around
  9. Send in the Clowns
  10. Somewhere
  11. All I Ask of You
  12. Children Will Listen
  13. As If We Never Said Goodbye
  14. I Finally Found Someone
  15. Tell Him  - Celine Dion
  16. I've Dreamed of You
  17. Someday My Prince Will Come
  18. You'll Never Walk Alone

Disc 3

  1. Letting Go
  2. Love Like Ours
  3. At the Same Time
  4. By the Way
  5. Unusual Way
  6. Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born")
  7. Wild Is the Wind
  8. On My Way to You
  9. After the Rain

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Barbra Streisand   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Laura Nyro   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Paul Jabara   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Robin Gibb   Composer
Rupert Holmes   Composer
Bruce Roberts   Composer
Ann Hampton Callaway   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Barry Gibb   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Billy Barnes   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
George Bitzer   Composer
Don Black   Composer
Dave Grusin   Composer
Bob Esty   Composer
Maurice Gibb   Composer
Alan Gordon   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Charles Hart   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Jerome Moross   Composer
Richard Parker   Composer
Richard Stilgoe   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Albert Willemetz   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Truman Capote   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Frank Churchill   Composer
Rolf Lovland   Composer
Bobby Whiteside   Composer
Trevor Nunn   Composer
Jacques Charles   Composer
Grant Clarke   Composer
Christopher Hampton   Composer
James F. Hanley   Composer
Larry Morey   Composer
Channing Pollack   Composer
Maurice Yvain   Composer
Ira Levin   Composer
Milton Schafer   Composer
Linda Thompson-Jenner   Composer
Jürg Morgenthaler   Composer

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