Barbra Joan Streisand (album)

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Barbra Joan Streisand
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released August 1971
Recorded June 1971
Genre Pop, soft rock
Length 41:23
Label Columbia
Producer Richard Perry
Barbra Streisand chronology
Stoney End
Barbra Joan Streisand
Live Concert at the Forum
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone unfavorable[2]
Billboard favorable[3]

Barbra Joan Streisand is an album by Barbra Streisand, released in August, 1971 on Columbia Records. It is notable for including "I Mean to Shine", one of the first recordings of a song written by the Steely Dan duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The album also features production and backing work by members of the female band Fanny.

Chart and certification[edit]

The album reached #11 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one:

  1. "Beautiful" (Carole King) – 2:15
  2. "Love" (John Lennon) – 3:06
  3. "Where You Lead" (Carole King, Toni Stern) – 2:58
  4. "I Never Meant to Hurt You" (Laura Nyro) – 3:51
  5. "Medley: One Less Bell to Answer/A House Is Not a Home" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 6:33

Side two:

  1. "Space Captain" (Matthew Moore) – 3:22
  2. "Since I Fell for You" (Buddy Johnson) – 3:27
  3. "Mother" (John Lennon) – 4:40
  4. "The Summer Knows" (Michel LeGrand, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman) – 3:43
  5. "I Mean to Shine" (Donald Fagen, Walter Becker) – 2:55
  6. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) – 4:54


  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Barbra Joan Streisand (Allmusic Review)". Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (January 6, 1972). "Rolling Stone Review-Barbra Joan Streisand". Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine Review-Barbra Joan Streisand. September 18, 1971. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "RIAA-Barbra Joan Streisand (Certification)". Retrieved November 8, 2012.