Memories (Barbra Streisand album)

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Memories
Compilation album by Barbra Streisand
Released November, 1981
Genre Pop
Length 40:21
Label Columbia
Producer Phil Ramone, Gary Klein
Barbra Streisand chronology
Guilty
(1980)
Memories
(1981)
Yentl
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Memories is an album released by Barbra Streisand in 1981. It is primarily a compilation of previously released material, but includes three newly recorded songs. The album was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA,[2] reaching #10 on the US charts.[3] First released on Columbia, it was re-released under the CBS imprint in 1981 with four additional tracks. In the UK, where it was released as Love Songs, it reached #1 on the album chart for nine weeks (seven of them consecutively) [4] and it became the UK's best-selling album of 1982.[5] The album was certified platinum in the UK (prior to multi-platinum awards being given), and 6x platinum in Australia. Three previously unreleased tracks, "Memory", "Comin' In and Out of Your Life", and "Lost Inside of You" were featured on the album. "Comin' In and Out of Your Life" was the most successful of the new singles, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.. The album sold more than 10 million in 1981, which made it the first compilation album to sell more than 10 million copies in history.[citation needed]

The album won Best Album at the 1983 Brit Awards.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Composer Time Previously Released Notes
1 "Memory" Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn 3:57 Previously unreleased
2 "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Neil Diamond 3:26 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Duet with Neil Diamond
3 "My Heart Belongs to Me" Alan Gordon 3:23 Streisand Superman
4 "New York State of Mind" Billy Joel 4:46 Streisand Superman
5 "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts 4:43 Columbia single Duet with Donna Summer
6 "Comin' In and Out of Your Life" Richard Parker, Bobby Whiteside 4:10 Previously unreleased
7 "Evergreen" (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) Streisand, Paul Williams 3:07 A Star Is Born soundtrack and Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
8 "Lost Inside of You" Leon Russell, Streisand 3:59 Previously unreleased Solo recording of a song previously recorded as a duet with Kris Kristoferson for A Star Is Born
9 "The Love Inside" Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Andy Gibb 5:09 Guilty
10 "The Way We Were" Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch 3:31 The Way We Were and Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Additional tracks[edit]

The CBS re-release of 1981 and the retitled re-release Love Songs contained four additional tracks.[6][7]

Title Composer Time Previously Released Notes
"Wet" Sue Sheridan, Streisand, David Wolfert 4:00 Wet
"A Man I Loved" 4:02 Songbird
"I Don't Break Easily" 3:55 Songbird
"Kiss Me in the Rain" Santo Farina, L. Ratner 4:21 Wet

Charts and certifications[edit]