Funny Lady [Arista]

Funny Lady [Arista]

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Overview

Funny Lady [Arista]

Barbra Streisand is not known for singing standards, so the chief virtue of this soundtrack to the sequel to Funny Girl is hearing her singing songs like "Am I Blue."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/04/2009
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886974852322
catalogNumber: 748523
Rank: 11434

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Vocals
Ben Vereen   Track Performer
James Caan   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Vincent Youmans   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Rick Chertoff   Producer
Kevin Cleary   Engineer
Didier C. Deutsch   Reissue Producer
John Neal   Engineer
Mike "Clay" Stone   Engineer
Harry Warren   Composer
Jack Murray   Composer
Richard Mantel   Engineer,Cover Design
Bob Heimall   Contributor,Art Direction
Fred Ebb   Composer
Edward Eliscu   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Jerry Block   Engineer
A. Fields   Composer
Marlo Viscel   Art Direction
Billy Rose   Composer

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Funny Lady [Arista] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Barbra Streisand not known to sing standards?? Well, I disagree with the previous reviewer. However, as far as this FUNNY LADY CD goes, Arista has done a fine job reconstructing it from the original tapes. Some purists may be disappointed. Some fans may be elated. The biggest change is in the GREAT DAY track. Arista has pulled another version of this song for the CD. It contains different Streisand vocals, an elongated middle section with hand-clapping, and a different arrangement. I think it's wonderful. Purists will miss the original album version with Barbra's opening: ''Angels in the skyyyy-yyyy''. Another tampered track is HOW LUCKY CAN YOU GET. The Arista people have added a ''scratchy record'' sound effect at the beginning. It reflects the scene in the movie, as Fanny Brice puts on a record and sings along with it. The good news is that Arista includes ANOTHER version of this song (the ''single'' version) as a bonus track at the end. It has a different arrangement, leans a little toward ''pop'', and features different Streisand vocals. Otherwise, the only other changes are the resequencing of tracks -- more in the order they were heard in the movie. There are some hilarious (but dated?) liner notes by the real Linda Richman (Mike Meyer's mother-in-law, whom he based the ''like buttah'' Saturday Night Live character on). This is a funny thing, but it's been a few years since ''Coffee Talk'' and now the liner notes seem like a kooky stunt. Over all, I recommend FUNNY LADY. I like hearing new tracks and different takes on songs. Of course, I still have my old ''Bay Cities'' version of the FUNNY LADY CD, so I can put on the original album any time I like. But for FUNNY LADY (and Streisand) fans out there ... enjoy this one!