People (Barbra Streisand album)

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People
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released September 1964
Recorded July - August 1964
Genre Pop, Vocal
Length 35:35
Label Columbia
Producer Robert Mersey
Barbra Streisand chronology
Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording
(1964)
People
(1964)
My Name Is Barbra
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
This article is about a Barbra Streisand album. For the 1988 debut album by Irish band the Hothouse Flowers, see People (Hothouse Flowers album).

People is the title of Barbra Streisand's fourth solo studio album which was released in September 1964. The title track was a newly recorded version of the hit song from the Broadway musical Funny Girl in which Streisand starred. The album became the first of Streisand's albums to hit #1 on the Billboard album chart, spending five weeks in the top spot; it was also certified Platinum.[2][3] It was re-released in the UK on the CBS Hallmark Series label in 1966 with different artwork.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Absent Minded Me" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 3:07
  2. "When In Rome (I Do As The Romans Do)" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 2:57
  3. "Fine And Dandy" (Kay Swift, Paul James) – 2:49
  4. "Supper Time" (Irving Berlin) – 2:47
  5. "Will He Like Me?" (Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick) – 2:34
  6. "How Does The Wine Taste?" (Matt Dubey, Harold Karr) – 2:36
  7. "I'm All Smiles" (Michael Leonard, Herbert Martin) – 2:09
  8. "Autumn" (Richard Maltby, Jr., David Shire) – 1:57
  9. "My Lord And Master" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 2:59
  10. "Love Is A Bore" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:08
  11. "Don't Like Goodbyes" (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 3:14
  12. "People" (Merrill, Styne) – 3:40

CD Bonus track[edit]

13."I Am Woman" (Single Version) (Only issued on the European 2002 CD reissue)[5]

2002 Reissue[edit]

Reissued 29 January 2002 with original album art restored and remastered from original mastertapes by Stephen Marcussen in 2001. CDs released outside of the US and Canada include the bonus track "I Am Woman", previously issued on the B-side of the single "People".[6]

Song information[edit]

  • "Fine And Dandy" was introduced in the musical "Fine And Dandy" (1930).
  • "My Lord And Master" was first introduced in the musical "The King and I".
  • "People" is from the musical "Funny Girl". This recording was produced by Mike Berniker and recorded on 20 December 1963 in New York.
  • "I'm All Smiles" was introduced in the musical The Yearling.

Cover Art[edit]

The cover photo was taken on Oak Street beach in June 1963, when Barbra was in Chicago for Mr. Kelly's nightclub engagement.

Singles[edit]

Awards[edit]

Barbra won Best Vocal Performance, Female Grammy award for the album, her 2nd in this category and her 3rd overall.

Grammy awards were also won for Best Accompaniment/Arrangement for Vocalist or Instrumentalist (Peter Matz); and Best Album Cover (Robert Cato and Don Bronstein)

Succession[edit]

Preceded by
A Hard Day's Night
by The Beatles
Billboard Top LP's
number one album by
Barbra Streisand

October 31-December 4, 1964
Succeeded by
Beach Boys Concert
by The Beach Boys

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Albums 1955-2001 (Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, 2001), 845.
  3. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  4. ^ Original 1966 album
  5. ^ http://barbra-archives.com/record/albums/people_streisand.html
  6. ^ Barbra Archives: Records/People album.

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