Tag: Barbra Streisand

Thursday 1/5/23 10am ET: Greatest Hits LP: Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1978)

Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 is the second greatest hits album recorded by American vocalist Barbra Streisand. It was released on November 15, 1978 by Columbia Records. The album is a compilation consisting of ten commercially successful singles from the singer’s releases in the 1970s, with a majority of them being cover songs. It also features a new version of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, which was released as the collection’s only single on October 7, 1978. Originating on Streisand’s previous album, Songbird, the new rendition is a duet with Neil Diamond who had also recorded the song for his 1978 album of the same name. The idea for the duet originated from DJ Gary Guthrie who sold the idea to the record label for $5 million.

Critically appreciated, Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits Volume 2 received a perfect five star rating from both AllMusic and Rolling Stone. It was also a commercial success, topping the charts in Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, and peaking at number two in Australia. The album later received certifications in a total of six countries, including in Australia, Canada and the United States. In the latter country, it was certified 5× Platinum and sold over 5 million copies according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

  1. “Evergreen” 3:09
  2. “Prisoner” 3:57
  3. “My Heart Belongs to Me” 3:24
  4. “Songbird” 3:48
  5. “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” 3:26
  6. “The Way We Were” 3:30
  7. “Sweet Inspiration / Where You Lead” 6:20
  8. “All in Love Is Fair” 3:52
  9. “Superman” 2:50
  10. “Stoney End” 2:58

Barbra Streisand – vocals, production (track 1), songwriter (track 1)
Alan Bergman – songwriter (tracks 5, 6)
Marilyn Bergman – songwriter (tracks 5, 6)
Charlie Calello – production, arrangements (track 3)
Larry Carlton – rhythm arrangements (tracks 4, 9)
Nick de Caro – arrangements (track 8), orchestra arrangements (track 4), string and horn arrangements (track 9)
John Desautels – songwriter (track 2)
Neil Diamond – composition (track 5), songwriter (track 5), duet vocal (track 5)
Bob Gaudio – production (track 5)
Alan Gordon – songwriter (track 3)
Marvin Hamlisch – composition (track 6), songwriter (track 6)
Don Hannah – arrangements (track 7)
Carole King – composition (track 7), songwriter (track 7)
Gary Klein – production (tracks 2, 3, 4, 9)
Charles Koppelman – executive production (tracks 2, 4)
Karen Lawrence – songwriter (track 2)
Alan Lindgren – arrangements (track 5)
Tommy LiPuma – production (track 8)
Stephen Nelson – songwriter (track 4)
Laura Nyro – songwriter (track 10)
Spooner Oldham – songwriter (track 7)
Gene Page – arrangements (track 10)
Marty Paich – production, arranging (track 6)
Dan Penn – songwriter (track 7)
Richard Perry – production (tracks 7, 10)
Phil Ramone – production (track 1)
Richie Snyder – songwriter (track 9)
Toni Stern – songwriter (track 7)
Paul Williams – songwriter (track 1)
Dave Wolfert – songwriter (track 4)
Stevie Wonder – songwriter (track 8)

Wednesday 12/21/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Superman (1977)

Superman is the nineteenth studio album by American singer Barbra Streisand, released June 1977. The lead single “My Heart Belongs to Me” became a hit in 1977, peaking at #4 on the US pop chart. The title track was released as a follow-up. The album peaked at number 3 on the Top 200 LP Billboard album chart and on the UK Albums Chart at number 32. It has sold 2 million copies in United States and was certified 2× Platinum.

“Superman” 2:47
“Don’t Believe What You Read” 3:37
“Baby Me Baby” 4:26
“I Found You Love” 3:50
“Answer Me” 3:16
“My Heart Belongs to Me” 3:21
“Cabin Fever” 3:14
“Love Comes from Unexpected Places” 4:10
“New York State of Mind” 4:44
“Lullaby for Myself” 3:17

Barbra Streisand – vocals
Gary Klein, Charles Calello (track 6) – Producers
Alan Broadbent, David Foster, David Paich, David Wolfert, Dennis Budimir, Ed Greene, Eddie Karam, Emil Richards, Fred Tackett, Gary Coleman, Gayle LeVant, Harry Bluestone, Harvey Mason, Israel Baker, Jay Graydon, Jeff Porcaro, John Bahler, John McClure, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Lincoln Mayorga, Michael Boddicker, Mike Melvoin, Plas Johnson, Ralph Grierson, Reine Press, Robben Ford, Scott Mathews, Steve Paietta, Tommy Tedesco, Virginia Berger – musicians
Augie Johnson, Clydie King, Jim Gilstrap, John Lehman, Julia Tillman Waters, Venetta Fields – background vocals

Tuesday 10/18/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Guilty (1980)

Guilty is the twenty-second studio album by American singer Barbra Streisand released on September 23, 1980, by Columbia Records. It was produced by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and his group’s regular production team of Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson.

Streisand released a sequel to this album, Guilty Pleasures, in 2005, also produced and largely written by Gibb. Both albums can also be considered partial-collaboration albums, since Streisand not only did two duets with Gibb, but Gibb could also be heard as a background vocalist in a few other songs solely by the artist herself, along with the fact that both singers were on the cover for both albums issued. The album sold over 12 million copies worldwide.

  1. “Guilty” (with Barry Gibb) 4:23
  2. “Woman in Love” 3:49
  3. “Run Wild” 4:06
  4. “Promises” 4:20
  5. “The Love Inside” 5:08
  6. “What Kind of Fool” (with Barry Gibb) 4:06
  7. “Life Story” 4:38
  8. “Never Give Up” 3:44
  9. “Make It Like a Memory” 7:28

Barbra Streisand – lead vocals
George Bitzer – grand piano (1, 4, 6, 7), electric piano (1), synthesizers (5, 7, 8)
Richard Tee – electric piano (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8), grand piano (2, 9), clavinet (8)
Albhy Galuten – synthesizers (4-7), horn and string arrangements
Barry Gibb – acoustic guitar (1, 2, 3, 6, 7), backing vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 7), lead vocals (1, 6), horn and string arrangements
Cornell Dupree – guitar (1, 8, 9)
George Terry – guitar (1, 5, 8, 9), slide guitar (3), gut-string guitar (9)
Pete Carr – guitar (2, 6, 9), acoustic guitar (6)
Lee Ritenour – guitar (4, 7)
Harold Cowart – bass guitar (1-4, 6, 8, 9)
David Hungate – bass guitar (7)
Steve Gadd – drums (1-4, 6, 8, 9)
Bernard Lupe – drums (2, 6, 7)
Dennis Bryon – drums (7)
Joe Lala – percussion (1, 2, 4, 7, 9)
Jerry Peel – French horn (2, 3)
Whit Sidener – baritone saxophone (4, 9)
Dan Bonsanti – tenor saxophone (4, 9)
Neal Bonsanti – tenor saxophone (4, 9)
Peter Graves – trombone (4, 6, 7, 9), horn arrangements
Russ Freeland – trombone (6, 7)
Mike Katz – trombone (6, 7)
Ken Faulk – trumpet (4, 6, 7, 9)
Brett Murphy – trumpet (4, 6, 7, 9)
Gene Orloff – string contractor
Myrna Matthews – backing vocals (2, 5)
Denise Maynelli – backing vocals (2, 5)
Marti McCall – backing vocals (2, 5)

Tuesday 4/26/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Barbra Streisand Top 30 Hits

Barbara Joan “Barbra” Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer and actress. With a career spanning over six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment, and is among the few performers awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).

Streisand began her career by performing in nightclubs and Broadway theaters in the early 1960s. Following her guest appearances on various television shows, she signed to Columbia Records, insisting that she retain full artistic control, and accepting lower pay in exchange, an arrangement that continued throughout her career, and released her debut The Barbra Streisand Album (1963), which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Throughout her recording career, Streisand has topped the US Billboard 200 chart with 11 albums—a record for a woman—including People (1964), The Way We Were (1974), Guilty (1980), and The Broadway Album (1985). She also achieved five number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100—”The Way We Were”, “Evergreen”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”, and “Woman in Love”.

Following her established recording success in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of that decade. She starred in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl (1968), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Additional fame followed with films including the extravagant musical Hello, Dolly! (1969), the screwball comedy What’s Up, Doc? (1972), and the romantic drama The Way We Were (1973). Streisand won a second Academy Award for writing the love theme from A Star Is Born (1976), the first woman to be honored as a composer. With the release of Yentl (1983), Streisand became the first woman to write, produce, direct, and star in a major studio film. The film won an Oscar for Best Score and a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Musical. Streisand also received the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, becoming the first (and for 37 years, the only) woman to win that award. Streisand later directed The Prince of Tides (1991) and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996).

With sales exceeding 150 million records worldwide, Streisand is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the highest-certified female artist in the United States, with 68.5 million certified album units tying with Mariah Carey. Billboard ranked Streisand as the greatest female artist on the Billboard 200 chart and the top Adult Contemporary female artist of all time. Her accolades include two Academy Awards, 10 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and nine Golden Globes.

1 – Woman in Love – 1980
2 – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (with Neil Diamond) – 1978
3 – Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) – 1976
4 – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (with Donna Summer) – 1979
5 – Guilty (with Barry Gibb) – 1980
6 – I Finally Found Someone (with Bryan Adams) – 1996
7 – Second Hand Rose – 1965
8 – Tell Him (with Celine Dion) – 1997
9 – Till I Loved You (with Don Johnson) – 1988
10 – The Way We Were – 1973
11 – Left in the Dark – 1982
12 – Comin’ In and Out of Your Life – 1981
13 – Stoney End – 1970
14 – The Main Event/Fight – 1979
15 – My Heart Belongs to Me – 1977
16 – People – 1964
17 – Memory – 1982
18 – Songbird – 1978
19 – Where You Lead – 1971
20 – Make No Mistake, He’s Mine (with Kim Carnes) – 1982
21 – What Kind of Fool – 1981
22 – Kiss Me in the Rain – 1979
23 – Prisoner (Love Theme from Eyes of Laura Mars) – 1978
24 – New York State of Mind (with Billy Joel) – 2014
25 – Promises – 1981
26 – Flim Flam Man – 1971
27 – Sweet Inspiration/Where You Lead – 1972
28 – Emotion – 1985
29 – Funny Girl – 1964
30 – Superman – 1978

Wednesday 12/29/21 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 24

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We are moving into the final segments of 1980 music. This installment features music from Dickey Lee, Barbra Streisand, Rossington-Collins Band, Jerry Reed, Pat Benatar, Hoyt Axton, Red Rider, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, Rockpile, Romantics, Devo, Poco, Journey and many more. Tomorrow we feature the completion of this segment and start our travel into 1981 next Tuesday.

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Wednesday 12/1/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Wet (1979)

Wet is the twenty-first studio album released by Barbra Streisand in October 1979. The album is a concept album of sorts with all the songs referring to, or expressing different interpretations of, water. Wet is also the first and the last word sung on the album.

The album was a major success for Streisand, propelled by the album’s US No. 1 hit single, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”, a duet with American disco singer Donna Summer which underwent a retitling and change of emphasis in order to qualify under the water theme. Streisand also scored a top 10 US Adult Contemporary hit with the follow up single “Kiss Me In The Rain.”

There are two covers on the album: the 1940s standard “Come Rain or Come Shine” and the Bobby Darin classic “Splish Splash”, which features background vocals by Toto lead singer Bobby Kimball.

  1. “Wet” 3:59
  2. “Come Rain or Come Shine” 4:46
  3. “Splish Splash” 4:18
  4. “On Rainy Afternoons” 3:09
  5. “After the Rain” 3:42
  6. “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” 8:20
  7. “Niagara” 3:33
  8. “I Ain’t Gonna Cry Tonight” 5:04
  9. “Kiss Me in the Rain” 4:20

Barbra Streisand – vocals
Dan Ferguson – acoustic guitar

Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Larry Carlton – electric guitar
David Hungate, Neil Stubenhaus – bass guitar
Ian Underwood, Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
Ed Greene, Jeff Porcaro, Rick Shlosser, Steve Schaeffer, James Gadson – drums
Richard Tee, David Foster, Bill Payne, Lincoln Mayorga, Michael Lang – piano
Jai Winding, Alan Broadbent – Fender Rhodes, piano
Greg Mathieson – piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer
Bobbye Hall, Gary Coleman, Paulinho da Costa – percussion
Tom Scott – saxophone
Gayle Levant – harp
Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelly, Bill Champlin, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Luther Waters – backing vocals
Lee Holdridge, Lalo Schifrin, Nick De Caro, Marvin Hamlisch, Charlie Calello, Greg Mathieson – arrangements, conducting

Tuesday 9pm: Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Walls (2018)

Walls is the thirty-sixth studio album by American singer and songwriter Barbra Streisand, released on November 2, 2018 by Columbia Records. The lead single “Don’t Lie to Me” was written as a criticism of America’s political climate amid the presidency of Donald Trump, while the title track alludes to Trump’s frequent calls for a wall at the Mexico border. The album is Streisand’s poorest-selling studio album in her 55 year recording career with Columbia Records, selling less than 50,000 units in four weeks. It only stayed on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 album chart for two weeks. Again her poorest showing in her career.

Walls received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Origins has an average score of 84 based on four reviews.

1. “What’s On My Mind”   5:16
2. “Don’t Lie to Me” 3:57
3. “Imagine / What a Wonderful World” 5:20
4. “Walls” 3:54
5. “Lady Liberty” 3:52
6. “What the World Needs Now” 4:36
7. “Better Angels” 4:08
8. “Love’s Never Wrong” 4:06
9. “The Rain Will Fall” 4:42
10. “Take Care of This House” 4:10
11. “Happy Days Are Here Again” 3:53

Artist Countdown: Neil Diamond Top 50 Hits 6pm ET @NeilDiamond

neil_diamondNeil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide. He is the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard charts behind Barbra Streisand and Elton John. His songs have been covered internationally by many performers from various musical genres.

Neil Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and in 2011 was an honoree at Kennedy Center. On the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, he has had ten #1 singles: “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Longfellow Serenade”, “I’ve Been This Way Before”, “If You Know What I Mean”, “Desiree”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “America”, “Yesterday’s Songs”, “Heartlight” and “I’m a believer”. He continues to record and release new material and maintains an extensive touring schedule as well. – Wikipedia

1 Cracklin’ Rosie
2 I Am…I Said
3 Song Sung Blue
4 Longfellow Serenade
5 Love on the Rocks
6 Sweet Caroline
7 If You Know What I Mean
8 Desiree
9 Heartlight
10 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (w/ Barbra Streisand)
11 Beautiful Noise
12 Forever in Blue Jeans
13 Hello Again
14 Holly Holy
15 September Morn’
16 Stones
17 Play Me
18 Shilo 
19 Soolaimón
20 Do It
21 Yesterday’s Songs
22 Walk on Water
23 I’m a Believer
24 I’ve Been This Way Before
25 America
26 Skybird
27 Solitary Man
28 Cherry, Cherry
29 Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon
30 Be
31 Thank the Lord for the Night Time
32 Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
33 Stargazer
34 Kentucky Woman
35 The Boat That I Row
36 This Time
37 New Orleans
38 You Got To Me
39 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
40 The Last Thing on My Mind
41 Red, Red Wine
42 Two-Bit Manchild
43 Sunday Sun
44 The Long Way Home
45 Until It’s Time for You to Go
46 Brooklyn Roads
47 Done Too Soon
48 Midnight Train to Georgia
49 Some Day Baby
50 You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ (w/ Dolly Parton)

Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Partners (2014) 9pm ET

Barbra_Streisand_Partners_Album_CoverPartners is the thirty-fourth studio album by Barbra Streisand, released in September 2014. The album features Streisand singing duets with an all-male lineup including John Legend, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, and Elvis Presley. The collection also features Streisand’s first studio-recorded duet with her son, Jason Gould. The album release was preceded by a music video for “It Had to Be You” with Bublé.

While the recordings are new, most of the songs have a previous history as Streisand releases. Two classic Streisand duets are updated with new partners: “What Kind of Fool”, newly performed with John Legend (originally with Barry Gibb) and “Lost Inside of You”, newly performed with Babyface (originally with Kris Kristofferson). The deluxe edition features recordings from her 2002 Duets compilation with Frank Sinatra, Bryan Adams, Barry Manilow, and Barry Gibb. – Wikipedia

1 It Had to Be You   Michael Bublé 4:23
2 People   Stevie Wonder 4:14
3 Come Rain or Come Shine   John Mayer 4:11
4 Evergreen   Babyface 3:14
5 New York State of Mind   Billy Joel 4:47
6 I’d Want It to Be You   Blake Shelton 4:05
7 The Way We Were   Lionel Richie 4:29
8 I Still Can See Your Face   Andrea Bocelli 4:13
9 How Deep Is the Ocean   Jason Gould 4:18
10 What Kind of Fool   John Legend 4:43
11 Somewhere   Josh Groban 4:05
12 Love Me Tender   Elvis Presley 3:31

Artist Countdown: Barbra Streisand Top 30 Hits 6pm ET

barbrastreisandBarbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand; April 24, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million records sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America‘s (RIAA) Top Selling Album Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock and roll genre.

After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, by the end of the decade, Streisand ventured into film starring in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl (1968) and Hello, Dolly! (1969), the former for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Other notable films include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were and A Star Is Born for which she received her second Academy Award for composing the lyrics to the picture’s main song, Evergreen. By the 1980s, Streisand established herself as one of the film industry’s most notable figures by becoming the first woman to direct, produce, script and star in her own picture.

According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most top-ten albums of any female recording artist – a total of 32 since 1963. Streisand has the widest span (48 years) between first and latest top-ten albums of any female recording artist. With her 2009 album, Love Is the Answer, she became one of the rare artists to achieve number-one albums in five consecutive decades. According to the RIAA, she has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States. – Wikipedia

1 Woman in Love
2 Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)
3 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (with Neil Diamond)
4 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (with Donna Summer)
5 Tell Him (with Celine Dion)
6 I Finally Found Someone (with Bryan Adams)
7 People
8 Second Hand Rose
9 Stoney End
10 The Way We Were
11 Guilty (with Barry Gibb)
12 Comin’ In and Out of Your Life
13 My Heart Belongs to Me
14 The Main Event / “Fight”
15 Till I Loved You (with Don Johnson)
16 Songbird
17 The Way He Makes Me Feel
18 Memory
19 Somewhere
20 Where You Lead
21 Kiss Me in the Rain
22 What Kind of Fool (with Barry Gibb)
23 Left in the Dark
24 Love Theme from ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’ (Prisoner)
25 Make No Mistake, He’s Mine (with Kim Carnes)
26 Promises
27 Emotion
28 Superman
29 Stranger In A Strange Land
30 If You Ever Leave Me (with Vince Gill)