by Barbra Streisand
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Barbra Streisand's first album of newly recorded, non-soundtrack studio material in three years, ButterFly was ridiculed at the time of its release because its credited producer was her boyfriend, Jon Peters, whose musical credentials were nonexistent. In retrospect, the real power on the album was arranger Tom Scott, a reed player who had perfected a light jazz-pop style in his work on Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark earlier in the year. ButterFly backed off from the pop
ock style of its predecessors, Stoney End and Barbra Joan Streisand, but it still found Streisand assaying contemporary material by such writers as Bob Marley, Graham Nash, and David Bowie. Unlike Richard Perry, who had produced those albums, Scott adapted the songs to Streisand's powerful and individual vocal style rather than having her ape existing versions of the songs. The result was more of a compromise with contemporary pop that, while it sold only to Streisand's existing fan base, nevertheless had its charms.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972446721
catalogNumber: 724467
Rank: 13195

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Tom Scott   Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind,Soloist
King Errisson   Conga
Ben Benay   Guitar
Max Bennett   Bass
Gary Coleman   Percussion
John Guerin   Drums
Clarence McDonald   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Buck Owens   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
David Bowie   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Tom Scott   Arranger
John Bahler   Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Hank Cicalo   Engineer,Remixing
Lee Holdridge   Arranger
Leonard Lee   Composer
Michael Lietz   Engineer
Paul Williams   Composer
Jon Peters   Producer,Art Direction
Bill Shirley   Paintings
Joe Rock   Composer
Roger Nichols   Composer
Lennie Martin   Composer

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