Barbra Joan Streisand

Barbra Joan Streisand

by Barbra Streisand
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On her follow-up to the comeback album Stoney End, Barbra Streisand tried to do for (or to) Carole King what she had done the last time around with Laura Nyro, to redo her material in a similar manner and essentially hijack it (while providing a big jump in songwriter royalties, of course). This was not so easy to do in the case of "Beautiful," "Where You Lead," and "You've Got a Friend," however, since, unlike the Nyro songs, by the time Streisand got to these tunes, they were already on King's own chart-topping album, Tapestry. Nevertheless, Streisand, who after all is a much more powerful singer than King, did them well and even eked out a Top 40 single on "Where You Lead." And the album contained other gems, such as a delicate reading of John Lennon's "Love" (a take on his "Mother" was far less successful) and the only recording of "I Mean to Shine," written by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, soon to launch Steely Dan. Streisand was not able to make the final transition into the pop
ock realm for the simple reason that she wasn't a writer, but she had spent a career making other people's songs her own, and she was as effective doing that here as she had been on very different material in the '60s.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972458922
catalogNumber: 724589

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist,Vocals
Lincoln Mayorga   Piano
Donald Fagen   Organ
Billy Preston   Organ
Nickey Barclay   Piano
Mike Deasy   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Fanny   Background Vocals
Clydie King   Background Vocals
Gene Page   Conductor
Jim Price   Horn
Eric Weissberg   Guitar
June Millington   Acoustic Guitar
Jim Keltner   Drums
Louie Shelton   Guitar
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums
Gene Cipriano   Clarinet,Oboe
Nick DeCaro   Piano
Oma Drake   Background Vocals
Venetta Fields   Background Vocals
Dick Hazard   Conductor
Bobby Keys   Horn
Larry Knechtel   Bass,Bass Guitar
Sherlie Mathews   Background Vocals
Hugh McCracken   Acoustic Guitar
Jean Millington   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Larry Muhoberac   Piano
John Osborne   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jean Page   Conductor
Richard Perry   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Tambourine,Pipe organ
Michel Rubini   Piano
John Uribe   Guitar
Alice de Buhr   Percussion,Drums
Joe Osborn   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Fanny   Arranger
Gene Page   Arranger
Nick DeCaro   Arranger
Dick Hazard   Arranger
Sy Mitchell   Engineer
Jean Page   Arranger
Richard Perry   Producer
Ken Welch   Arranger

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Barbra Joan Streisand 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Album was terrific got me through many a night at college going to sleep by Barbara