Je m'appelle Barbra

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Je m'appelle Barbra
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released October 1966
Recorded Late 1965 – September 1966 in New York City, New York
Genre Pop
Length 34:23
Language English, French
Label Columbia
Producer Ettore Stratta
Barbra Streisand chronology
Color Me Barbra
(1966)
Je m'appelle Barbra
(1966)
Simply Streisand
(1967)

Je m'appelle Barbra (1966) is the eighth studio album released by Barbra Streisand. She sings much of the album in French.

The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold by the RIAA on April 24, 2002, almost 36 years after its original release. It was also Streisand's last album to make the Top 10 until 1971, when Stoney End reached #10.

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Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Free Again" (Joss Baselli, Armand Canfora, Robert Colby, Michel Jourdan) – 3:43
  2. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) – 2:50
  3. "What Now My Love" (Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman) – 2:41
  4. "Ma Première Chanson" (Eddy Marnay, Barbra Streisand) – 2:19
  5. "Clopin Clopant" (Bruno Coquatrix, Pierre Dudan, Kermit Goell) – 3:10
  6. "Le Mur" (Charles Dumont, Michel Vaucaire)– 2:34

Side two[edit]

  1. "I Wish You Love" (Albert A. Beach, Léo Chauliac) – 3:01
  2. "Speak to Me of Love" (Jean Lenoir, Bruce Sievier) – 2:52
  3. "Love and Learn" (Norman Gimbel, Michel Legrand, Marnay) – 2:29
  4. "Once Upon a Summertime" (Eddie Barclay, Legrand, Marnay, Mercer) – 3:37
  5. "Martina" (Legrand, Hal Shaper) – 2:21
  6. "I've Been Here" (Dumont, Earl Shuman, Vaucaire) – 2:31

En Français EP[edit]

An EP was released in Europe in July 1966 called "Barbra Streisand En Français" with four French recordings:[1]

  1. "Non c'est rien" ('Free Again' - French version)
  2. "Les Enfants Qui Pleurent" ('Martina' - French version)
  3. "Et la Mer"
  4. "Le mur" ('I've Been Here' - French version)

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

Je m'appelle Barbra contains Streisand's first songwriting credit, for "Ma Première Chanson".

This album marks the first time Streisand collaborated with Michel Legrand, who arranged and conducted most of the album.

The album cover was photographed by Richard Avedon.

A song called "Look" was also recorded for this album, but was used as a b-side to the single: "Stout-Hearted Men" from Barbra's next album "Simply Streisand" (1967).[2]

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