A Love Like Ours

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A Love Like Ours
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released September 21, 1999
Genre Pop, Vocal
Label Columbia
Producer Walter Afanasieff
Tony Brown
David Foster
Arif Mardin
Richard Marx
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand chronology
Higher Ground
(1997)
A Love Like Ours
(1999)
Christmas Memories
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

A Love Like Ours is an album by Barbra Streisand. It was released in North American on September 21, 1999 and Europe on September 20, 1999. It is her 23rd Top 10 album in the US. This was Streisand's first commercial release since her marriage to actor James Brolin. Much of the material was inspired by this event. As such, the disc booklet contains images of her and Brolin.

The album didn't manage to achieve the success of Streisand's two previous albums, debuting at number 6 in America with sales of 145,000 copies in the first week. It was eventually certified Gold and Platinum. The album sold nearly 3 million copies worldwide.

"We Must Be Loving Right" was previously recorded by George Strait on his 1993 album Easy Come, Easy Go. Both Strait's original and Streisand's cover were produced by Tony Brown.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Dreamed of You" (Rolf Løvland, Ann Hampton Callaway) – 4:46
  2. "Isn't It a Pity?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:22
  3. "The Island" (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 4:37
  4. "Love Like Ours" (Dave Grusin, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 3:59
  5. "If You Ever Leave Me" (Duet with Vince Gill) (Richard Marx) – 4:38
  6. "We Must Be Loving Right" (Roger Brown, Clay Blaker) – 3:37
  7. "If I Never Met You" (Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford) – 3:38
  8. "It Must Be You" (Steve Dorff, Stephony Smith) – 3:29
  9. "Just One Lifetime" (Snow, Melissa Manchester) – 4:18
  10. "If I Didn't Love You" (Bruce Roberts, Junior Miles) – 4:18
  11. "Wait" (Michel Legrand, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 4:10
  12. "The Music That Makes Me Dance" (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) – 4:35

Musicians[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[2]

  • Walter Afanasieff — keyboards, drum programming
  • Greg Bieck — programming
  • Robbie Buchanan — synthesizer
  • Jon Clarke — recorder
  • Jim Cox — piano
  • Paulinho DaCosta — percussion
  • George Doering — guitars
  • Bruce Dukov — violin
  • Stuart Duncan — fiddle
  • Nathan East — bass guitar
  • Felipe Elgueta — programming
  • David Foster — keyboards
  • Paul Franklin — steel guitar
  • Vince Gill — acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Reggie Hamilton — bass guitar
  • Pete Hume — programming
  • Ralph Humphrey — drums
  • John Jorgenson — electric guitar
  • Kenny G. — tenor saxophone
  • Donald Kirkpatrick — acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Michael Landau — electric guitar
  • Mike Lang — piano
  • Richard Marx — keyboards
  • Tommy Morgan — harmonica
  • Dean Parks — guitars
  • J.R. Robinson — drums
  • Kamil Rustam — electric guitar
  • Steve Skinner — programming
  • Leland Sklar — bass guitar
  • Randy Waldman — piano, keyboards, synthesizer

Orchestra on "The Island" arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

Strings on "We Must Be Loving Right" conducted and arranged by William Ross.

Production[edit]

  • Walter Afanasieff — track 3
  • Tony Brown — track 6
  • David Foster — track 10
  • David Foster and Richard Marx – track 5
  • Arif Mardin — tracks 8, 9
  • Barbra Streisand – tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 12

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Belgian Wallonia Albums Chart[3] 44
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 29
Dutch Albums Chart[3] 33
French Albums Chart[3] 36
New Zealand Albums Chart[3] 38
Norwegian Albums Chart[3] 6
UK Albums Chart[4] 12
US Billboard 200 6

Certifications[edit]

Country Certifications1
Canada Gold
United Kingdom Gold
United States Platinum[5]

Singles[edit]

"If You Ever Leave Me", a duet with country star Vince Gill was released to country radio. It peaked at number 62 on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and stayed there for 6 weeks. In the UK the single peaked at number 26.

"I've Dreamed of You" was also released and peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart and number 12 on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ RolandNote.com: The Ultimate Country Music Database
  2. ^ A Love Like Ours (CD booklet). Barbra Streisand. Columbia Records. 1999. 69601. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f http://austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Barbra+Streisand&titel=Higher+Ground&cat=a Archived 1 May 2013 at WebCite
  4. ^ UK Albums Chart Archived October 19, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ RIAA – Gold & Platinum "Search results". Retrieved July 12, 2010.