Back to Brooklyn

Back to Brooklyn

by Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand


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Recorded live on October 11 and 13, 2012 at Brooklyn's Barclay Center, Back to Brooklyn features vocal legend Barbra Streisand performing on the first night of her world tour. The event marked the first time Streisand had performed in her hometown since embarking on her storied career. The concert also marked the infamously stage-shy Streisand's first live performance since her intimate 2009 Greenwich Village show, One Night Only: Streisand at the Village Vanguard. Backed by a 65-piece orchestra led by conductor Bill Ross, and featuring special guests -- trumpeter Chris Botti, vocal trio Il Volo, and her son, Jason Gould (who has clearly been blessed with the same God-given talent as his mom) -- Streisand performed a bevy of her biggest hits and favorite songs, many of which she has never performed live. Included here are such Streisand standards as the Marvin Hamlisch/Alan & Marilyn Bergman "The Way We Were," the Oscar-winning "Evergreen," and "Don't Rain on My Parade," from Streisand's 1968 film debut, Funny Girl. Similarly, we get superb renditions of several other notable Streisand numbers including "The Way He Makes Me Feel," from the Yentl soundtrack, and "People," also from Funny Girl. Elsewhere, Streisand delves into a handful of standards including "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "You're the Top," and "What'll I Do"/"My Funny Valentine," featuring gorgeous accompaniment from Botti. In her seventies at the time of recording, and with a lifetime of experience and skills to bring to the table, Streisand has graduated from stage & screen diva to grande dame of traditional vocal pop. Besides a minor but delightful uptick in her vocal grit (a quality she's always used to some extent to give her voice character) Streisand's resonant vocal chops are in top form throughout the Back to Brooklyn concert. Ultimately for Streisand, as well as for her fans, Back to Brooklyn isn't just a return to the stage, it's a coming home.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2013
Label: Sony
UPC: 0888430019522
catalogNumber: 300195
Rank: 97098

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist
Bob Malach   Reeds
Danny Cahn   Trumpet
Jeff Carney   Bass
Lawrence Feldman   Reeds
Norman Freeman   Percussion
Lou Marini   Reeds
Bob Millikan   Trumpet
Dean Parks   Guitar
Carol Pool   Violin
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Randy Waldman   Keyboards
Richard Brice   Viola
Antoine Silverman   Violin
Larry Di Bello   French Horn
Mark Thrasher   Reeds
Tamir Hendelman   Piano
Laura Sherman   Harp
Keith O'Quin   Trombone
Mark Shuman   Cello
Ralph Morrison   Concert Master
Bill Hayes   Percussion
Rick Heckman   Reeds

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Barbra Streisand   Composer,Producer,Writer,Executive Producer,Concert Director
Leon Russell   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Richard Wilbur   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer,Lyricist
Marilyn Bergman   Composer,Lyricist
Don Black   Composer
Artie Butler   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jay Landers   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Writer,Liner Notes
Charlie Midnight   Composer,Lyricist
Cole Porter   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
William Ross   Music Direction
Kim Skalecki   Personal Assistant
Richard Jay-Alexander   Writer,Concert Director
Jeffrey Richman   Writer
Christopher Hampton   Composer
Lew Spence   Composer
Martin Erlichman   Executive Producer
Renata Buser   Personal Assistant
Phyllis Molinary   Composer
Jason Gould   Duet
Scott Lochmus   Director,Producer
Tom Ucciferri   Stage Manager
Tracy Quinn   Personal Assistant
Monique Impagliazzo   Personal Assistant
Eileen Bernstein   Producer

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