Billed as both a Barbra Streisand album and as an original motion picture soundtrack, Yentl contains the songs, sung by Streisand and written by Michel Legrand and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, that the character played by Streisand sings as internal monologues in the film, sometimes with spoken dialogue interspersed. (The album is filled out by "studio versions" of two of the songs, "The Way He Makes Me Feel" and "No Matter What Happens," played on contemporary electronic instruments, rather than in the orchestral settings used for the rest of the songs.) With such a thematic base, the music has an unusual consistency, and written specifically for Streisand, it makes use of her emotional expressiveness, phrasing, and timing as a singer. But it was also written as a complement to the film and on its own comes across as a group of isolated musical plot highlights rather than as a coherent song cycle. (Yentl won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.)
Performance CreditsBarbra Streisand Primary Artist,Track Performer
Michel Legrand Conductor
Dave Grusin Conductor
Technical CreditsBarbra Streisand Producer
Michel Legrand Arranger,Composer
Alan Bergman Composer,Producer
Marilyn Bergman Composer,Producer
Jim Boyer Remixing
Dave Grusin Arranger,Producer
Keith Grant Engineer
Don Hahn Engineer,Remixing
Phil Ramone Producer
Tommy Vicari Remixing
Ken Overcast Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This soundtrack has such feeling, I can get lost in Barbra's voice and don't want to leave. It is wonderful!!!!
I have never heard an album that was sung and written so well. The movie was great, but the soundtrack is truly awesome. This album just blew me away.
I JUST LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE SONGS FROM YENTL. I SAW THE MOVIE WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT AND ENJOYED IT TO THE MAX. SINCE THE AGE OF 10, I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF BARBARA STREISAND. I AM NOW 35 YEARS OLD. IF NO ONE ELSE BUYS HER MUSIC, SHE CAN BE SURE THAT I DEFINITELY WILL.
Barabara gives an awesome performance... i never get tired of hearing these songs. Brava Brava she makes you weep with happiness!!!