ButterFly (Barbra Streisand album)

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ButterFly
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released October 1974
Genre Pop
Length 35:40
Label Columbia
Producer Jon Peters
Barbra Streisand chronology
The Way We Were
(1974)
ButterFly
(1974)
Lazy Afternoon
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone unfavorable[2]
Billboard favorable[3]

ButterFly is a studio album by Barbra Streisand, recorded and released in 1974. The credited producer is Streisand's then-boyfriend Jon Peters, with arrangements by Tom Scott. The album contains contemporary material from a diverse selection of writers, as well as interpretations of standards. In a 1992 interview with Larry King, Streisand cited Butterfly as the least favorite of her albums.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love in the Afternoon" (Ben Geminaro, Evie Sands, Richard Wiseman) – 4:07
  2. "Guava Jelly" (Bob Marley) – 3:17
  3. "Grandma's Hands" (Bill Withers) – 3:27
  4. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Paul Williams, Roger Nichols) – 4:19
  5. "Jubilation" (Paul Anka, Johnny Harris) – 3:55
  6. "Simple Man" (Graham Nash) – 3:03
  7. "Life on Mars?" (David Bowie) – 3:11
  8. "Since I Don't Have You" (Joseph Rock, James Beaumont, Lenny Martin) – 2:52
  9. "Crying Time" (Buck Owens) – 2:52
  10. "Let The Good Times Roll" (Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee) – 4:54

Personnel[edit]

  • John Bahler – vocal arrangement, horn arrangements
  • Ben Benay – guitar
  • Max Bennett – bass
  • Larry Carlton – guitar
  • Hank Cicalo – engineer, remixing
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Carl Furuta – photography
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Lee Holdridge – arranger
  • King Errisson – conga
  • Michael Lietz – engineer
  • Clarence McDonald – keyboards
  • Jon Peters – producer, art direction, design
  • Steve Schapiro – photography
  • Tom Scott – flute, arranger, tenor saxophone, woodwind, soloist
  • Bill Shirley – paintings
  • Barbra Streisand – vocals (background)

Sales/chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 11
US Billboard Top 200 13
Australian Albums Chart 49

In the United States, the album was certified Gold for sales of 500,000 copies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Barbra Joan Streisand (Allmusic Review)". allmusic.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Ben Gerson (January 2, 1975). "Rolling Stone Review-ButterFly". www.rollingstone.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine Review-ButterFly. books.google.com. November 9, 1974. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Barbra Streisand on Larry King Part 4". 1992. Retrieved August 8, 2010.