Essential 3.0(Limited Edition) CD (2008)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 208974600
UPC 886973457023
UPC 14 00886973457023
Format CD
Release Date 8/26/2008
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Author Barbra Streisand
Associated Artist/Work Arlen, Harold
Associated Artist/Work Cast, Original
Associated Artist/Work Hamlisch, Marvin
Associated Artist/Work Howard, James Newton
Associated Artist/Work Original Radio Broadcast
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Sinatra, Frank
Technical Info
CatalogID 734570
Lable Name Legacy
Released 08/26/2008
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 185m : 44s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886973457023
Musical Guests
Neil Diamond
Celine Dion
Donna Summer
Barry Gibb
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Donna Summer, Bryan Adams, Barry Gibb.
Producers include: Barbra Streisand, Barry Gibb, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Baskin, Richard Perry.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Miami Symphonic Strings (strings).
Arrangers: Luther Waters; Michel Grand; Mort Lindsey; Gene Page; Ian Freebairn-Smith; Jack Hayes; Jeremy Lubbock; Alan Lindgren; Lee Holdridge ; Marty Paich; Nelson Riddle; Nick DeCaro; Patrick Williams; Paul Jabara; Robert John "Mutt" Lange; Rupert Holmes ; Walter Scharf; William Ross ; Jorge Calandrelli; Marvin Hamlisch; Peter Matz; Jonathan Tunick; Bob Esty; Greg Mathieson; David Foster; Bruce Roberts; Charles Calello.
Although Barbra Streisand has recorded for the same company, Columbia Records, throughout her career, her work has not been particularly well represented on compilations. Four single-disc best-ofs dot her discography, but the listener who wanted to do something as simple as purchase an album containing the original studio recordings of both her first Top Ten hit, "People," and her first number one, "The Way We Were," without plumping for the four-CD box set Just for the Record , was out of luck. Complicating the compiling of her career highlights is her position as essentially an album artist, despite having scattered 11 Top Ten pop hits across 32 years. The ideal collection would have to do justice to her popular early albums of the '60s, her mid-career singles hits of the '70s, and her renewed album success in the '80s and '90s. Here it is. At a CD-busting length of over two and a half hours, this 40-track double-disc set encapsulates Streisand's recording career in chronological order from her 1963 debut album to 1999. (Two previously unreleased tracks sound like outtakes from her later album projects. "Someday My Prince Will Come" probably got left off of A Love Like Ours, while the gospel-tinged "You'll Never Walk Alone" must have been intended for Higher Ground.) Intelligently picking signature performances from her best and most popular albums, it largely eschews a raft of singles that got into the bottom half of the Top 40, but leaves out only one Top Ten hit, "What Kind of Fool." The singer's versatility and her ability to impose her immediately identifiable vocal style on a variety of material are emphasized in recordings that range from Broadway show tunes to disco. A collection like this has been needed for a long time as a gateway to Streisand's bountiful, indeed overwhelming, catalog. ~ William Ruhlmann
Professional Reviews
Q (May 2002, p.136) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...Blessed with a voice that can tenderise like an eight-pound sledgehammer....a good career overview..."
Disc 1
1 Sleepin' Bee, A,Woman In Love,Letting Go
2 Cry Me A River,Guilty,Love Like Ours
3 I Stayed Too Long At The Fair,Comin' In And Out Of Your Life,At The Same Time
4 Lover, Come Back To Me,Memory,By The Way
5 People,Papa, Can You Hear Me?,Unusual Way [Live] - (live)
6 My Man,Piece Of Sky, A,Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born") [Live] - (live)
7 Second Hand Rose,Putting It Together,Wild Is The Wind
8 He Touched Me,Not While I'm Around,On My Way To You
9 Don't Rain On My Parade,Send In The Clowns,After The Rain
10 Happy Days Are Here Again,Somewhere
11 On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever),All I Ask Of You
12 Stoney End,Children Will Listen
13 Since I Fell For You,As If We Never Said Goodbye
14 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?,I Finally Found Someone
15 Way We Were, The,Tell Him
16 All In Love Is Fair,I've Dreamed Of You
17 Lazy Afternoon,Someday My Prince Will Come - (previously unreleased)
18 Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born"),You'll Never Walk Alone - (previously unreleased)
19 My Heart Belongs To Me
20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers
21 Main Event/Fight, The
22 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Disc 2
1 Sleepin' Bee, A,Woman In Love,Letting Go
2 Cry Me A River,Guilty,Love Like Ours
3 I Stayed Too Long At The Fair,Comin' In And Out Of Your Life,At The Same Time
4 Lover, Come Back To Me,Memory,By The Way
5 People,Papa, Can You Hear Me?,Unusual Way [Live] - (live)
6 My Man,Piece Of Sky, A,Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born") [Live] - (live)
7 Second Hand Rose,Putting It Together,Wild Is The Wind
8 He Touched Me,Not While I'm Around,On My Way To You
9 Don't Rain On My Parade,Send In The Clowns,After The Rain
10 Happy Days Are Here Again,Somewhere
11 On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever),All I Ask Of You
12 Stoney End,Children Will Listen
13 Since I Fell For You,As If We Never Said Goodbye
14 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?,I Finally Found Someone
15 Way We Were, The,Tell Him
16 All In Love Is Fair,I've Dreamed Of You
17 Lazy Afternoon,Someday My Prince Will Come - (previously unreleased)
18 Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born"),You'll Never Walk Alone - (previously unreleased)
19 My Heart Belongs To Me
20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers
21 Main Event/Fight, The
22 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Disc 3
1 Sleepin' Bee, A,Woman In Love,Letting Go
2 Cry Me A River,Guilty,Love Like Ours
3 I Stayed Too Long At The Fair,Comin' In And Out Of Your Life,At The Same Time
4 Lover, Come Back To Me,Memory,By The Way
5 People,Papa, Can You Hear Me?,Unusual Way [Live] - (live)
6 My Man,Piece Of Sky, A,Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born") [Live] - (live)
7 Second Hand Rose,Putting It Together,Wild Is The Wind
8 He Touched Me,Not While I'm Around,On My Way To You
9 Don't Rain On My Parade,Send In The Clowns,After The Rain
10 Happy Days Are Here Again,Somewhere
11 On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever),All I Ask Of You
12 Stoney End,Children Will Listen
13 Since I Fell For You,As If We Never Said Goodbye
14 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?,I Finally Found Someone
15 Way We Were, The,Tell Him
16 All In Love Is Fair,I've Dreamed Of You
17 Lazy Afternoon,Someday My Prince Will Come - (previously unreleased)
18 Evergreen (Love Theme From "A Star Is Born"),You'll Never Walk Alone - (previously unreleased)
19 My Heart Belongs To Me
20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers
21 Main Event/Fight, The
22 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
Product Attributes
Artist Streisand,Barbra
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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