The Way We Were

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though usually referred to as The Way We Were, the unwieldy full title of this album is "Barbra Streisand Featuring the Hit Single The Way We Were and All in Love Is Fair," an important distinction because it was released simultaneously with the original soundtrack album for the film The Way We Were Columbia 32830, which also contained a Streisand recording of the title song, along with the film score composed by Marvin Hamlisch. This album was thrown together quickly after that song took off as a single in a recording different from the one in the film in the wake of the success of the movie. In addition to the single and the Stevie Wonder song that also features in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though usually referred to as The Way We Were, the unwieldy full title of this album is "Barbra Streisand Featuring the Hit Single The Way We Were and All in Love Is Fair," an important distinction because it was released simultaneously with the original soundtrack album for the film The Way We Were Columbia 32830, which also contained a Streisand recording of the title song, along with the film score composed by Marvin Hamlisch. This album was thrown together quickly after that song took off as a single in a recording different from the one in the film in the wake of the success of the movie. In addition to the single and the Stevie Wonder song that also features in its title, the album contained a grab-bag of stray tracks dating back as far as seven years and coming from Streisand's fourth TV special, The Belle of 14th Street and an unfinished album project called "The Singer" largely made up of ballads written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand. The combined commercial impact of the film and the single propelled this album to the top of the charts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972379227
  • Catalog Number: 723792
  • Sales rank: 7,264

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Carole King Composer
Paul Simon Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Peter Matz Arranger
Freddie Salem Producer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Don Addrisi Composer
T. Baird Composer
Alan Bergman Composer, Lyricist
Marilyn Bergman Composer, Lyricist
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Nick DeCaro Arranger
Wally Gold Producer
Gus Kahn Composer
Tommy LiPuma Producer, Remixing
Stephen Marcussen Remastering
Marty Paich Arranger, Producer
R. Miller Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Dan Wallin Engineer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Martin Charnin Composer
Stewart Whitmore Digital Editing
Dick Addrisi Composer
Steve Schapiro Cover Photo
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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Paramount to the listening ear

    The yearning in Barbra's vocals was still here, but so refined and tuned that she was in fact The Quintessence Of The Un-retouched Studio Vocal. Weather it be a heart rendering Mr.& Mrs. Bergman tune or a steadfast defiant anthem from the pen of Mr. Wonder, she is Splendid on all of these tracks. Even as she's been quoted as saying "It's easier to say my least favorite albums..." everyone should take note of this package of tunes as the best of what was available then. No one could sing them better at the time, and I doubt there have been as richly filled albums as this is. Although the smash hit "The Way We Were" is here, it won't be the reason you keep replaying the album in it's entirety.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Barbra is pristine voice

    This is my alltime favorite Streisand album.The collection is all ballads by top composers and La Streisand sings her heart out. Her voice has never sounded better on records. A must have for the Streisand-lover.

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