Guilty Pleasures (Barbra Streisand album)

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Guilty Pleasures
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released September 20, 2005
Recorded April and May , Hit Factory Criteria, Miami • May and June 2005, Sony, Los Angeles
Genre Popsouladult contemporary
Length 47:43
Label Columbia
Producer Barry Gibb • John Merchant
Barbra Streisand chronology
The Movie Album
(2003)
Guilty Pleasures
(2005)
Live in Concert 2006
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Guilty Pleasures is an album by Barbra Streisand in conjunction with Barry Gibb released in September 2005. In Ireland and the United Kingdom, the album is titled Guilty Too. It is the follow-up to Streisand's 1980 album, Guilty, which also featured Barry Gibb, as appears also in another single with Barbra called "Come Tomorrow". The album features a cover of Gibb's late brother Andy's song "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away". In the United States the album peaked at no. 5 and has been certified Gold (500,000 copies sold) continuing Streisand's record of achieving the most gold and platinum records for a female artist,[2] and in second place in general behind Elvis Presley. The album was also top 3 in the UK, where it has been certified Platinum (over 300,000 copies sold). 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.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Published By Crompton Songs (BMI) & Warner-Tamlerlane Publishing Corp., except where noted.
  1. "Come Tomorrow" with Barry Gibb (Ashley Gibb, Barry Gibb, Stephen Gibb) – 5:01
  2. "Stranger in a Strange Land" (A. Gibb, B. Gibb, Stephen Gibb) – 4:50
  3. "Hideaway" (A. Gibb, B. Gibb) – 4:14
  4. "It's Up to You" (A. Gibb, B. Gibb) – 3:32
  5. "Night of My Life" (A. Gibb, B. Gibb) – 4:01
  6. "Above the Law" with Barry Gibb (A. Gibb, B. Gibb, S. Gibb, Streisand; Crompton Songs/Warner-Tamlerlane Publishing Corp./Emanuel Music-Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./WB Music) – 4:27
  7. "Without Your Love" (A. Gibb, B. Gibb) – 3:48
  8. "All the Children" (A. Gibb, B. Gibb, S. Gibb) – 5:14
  9. "Golden Dawn" (A. Gibb, B. Gibb, S. Gibb) – 4:40
  10. "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" (B. Gibb, Blue Weaver) – 4:01
  11. "Letting Go" (George Bitzer, B. Gibb) – 3:53

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Barry Gibb & John Merchant
  • Recorded, Engineered & Mixed by John Merchant
  • Additional Engineering by Javier Carrion
  • Assistant Engineers: Ethan Carlson, Brett Thorngren, Adam Michalak, Greg Loskorn, Patrick Magee
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig

Remixes[edit]

On 20 September 2005, four dance remixes of "Night Of My Life" were released on 12-inch vinyl. They helped it reach number 2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart.

  • John Luongo 7" Mix – 3:48
  • John Luongo 12" Mix – 9:05
  • Junior's Roxy Anthem – 7:54
  • L.E.X. Club Mix – 8:50

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Certification Sales/shipments
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 9 Gold 85,000
Irish Albums Chart[4] 6 Platinum 19,000[5]
Norway 29
UK Albums Chart[6] 3 Platinum 530,000[7]
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 5 Gold 890,000[9]

DualDisc edition[edit]

A DualDisc edition of the album was released which contained the entire album in PCM Stereo, behind the scenes footage of the making of the album, interviews with Streisand and Gibb and 4 video performances, including an alternate piano version of "Letting Go".

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