Live Concert at the Forum

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Live Concert at the Forum
Live album by Barbra Streisand
Released October 1972
Recorded April 15, 1972
Genre Pop
Length 41:09
Label Columbia
Barbra Streisand chronology
Barbra Joan Streisand
(1971)
Live Concert at the Forum
(1972)
Barbra Streisand...And Other Musical Instruments
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone Positive[2]

Live Concert at the Forum is the second live album by Barbra Streisand. The album was recorded at a live concert at The Forum in Los Angeles on April 15, 1972,[3] in front of an audience of 18,000 people. The concert was a fundraiser for Senator George McGovern's presidential campaign. Seat prices ranged from $5.50 to $100, and the event grossed $300,000,[3] but after the expenses of producing the show, McGovern's campaign was given only $18,000.[3] During the performance Streisand offered the audience the choice of hearing "Second Hand Rose" or "Stoney End". The latter was the overwhelming choice.

The album was arranged by Don Hannah, Don Costa, Peter Matz, Claus Ogerman and Gene Page. It was conducted by David Shire. The vocal director was Eddie Kendrix and the background vocals were provided by the Eddie Kendrix Singers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sing"/"Make Your Own Kind of Music" (Joe Raposo - Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 4:23
  2. "Starting Here, Starting Now" (Richard Maltby, Jr., David Shire) 2:45
  3. "Don't Rain on My Parade" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) 2:40
  4. Monologue 3:12
  5. "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (Alan Jay Lerner, Burton Lane) 1:56
  6. "Sweet Inspiration"/"Where You Lead" (Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham - Carole King, Toni Stern) 6:19
  7. "Didn't We" (Jimmy Webb) 3:12
  8. "My Man" (Jacques Charles, Channing Pollack, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) 4:34
  9. "Stoney End" (Laura Nyro) 3:06
  10. "Sing"/"Happy Days Are Here Again" (Joe Raposo - Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) 5:30
  11. "People" (Bob Merrill) 3:28

Sales/chart performance[edit]

The album peaked at number 19 in the United States and has been certified Platinum for sales of 1,400,000 copies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Live Concert at the Forum (Allmusic Review)". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jon Landau (December 21, 1972). "Rolling Stone Review-Live Concert at the Forum". www.rollingstone.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Spada, James; Nickens, Christopher (1981). Streisand: The Woman and the Legend. Garden City, New York: Dolphin Books, an imprint of Doubleday. p. 149. ISBN 0-385-17567-1.