Simply Streisand

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Simply Streisand
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released October 1967 (1967-10)
Genre Pop
Length 29:28
Label Columbia
Producer Jack Gold, Howard A. Roberts
Barbra Streisand chronology
Je m'appelle Barbra
(1966)
Simply Streisand
(1967)
A Christmas Album
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Simply Streisand (1967) is the ninth studio album released by Barbra Streisand. The album was released simultaneously with A Christmas Album and was Streisand's first that failed to chart in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 when it peaked at #12. Simply Streisand was recorded March 14, 15 and 20th, 1967.[2] According to Billboard Magazine, Columbia Records reports a sale of nearly 250,000 in its first two weeks on the market.[3] The album was certified Gold by RIAA in April 24, 2002.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "My Funny Valentine" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:22
  2. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) – 3:27
  3. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) – 2:56
  4. "Make the Man Love Me" (Dorothy Fields, Arthur Schwartz) – 2:26
  5. "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)" (Jimmy Davis, Roger Ramirez, James Sherman)

Side two[edit]

  1. "More Than You Know" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 3:29
  2. "I'll Know" (Frank Loesser) – 2:47
  3. "All the Things You Are" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 3:36
  4. "The Boy Next Door" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 2:50
  5. "Stout-Hearted Men" (Hammerstein, Sigmund Romberg) – 2:43

Notes[edit]

Streisand also recorded "Willow Weep for Me" and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" during these sessions. Both songs were not included in Simply Streisand. "Willow Weep For Me" was released in the fall of 2012.[5]

This was Streisand's first straight album — meaning songs in English, and without a TV special tie-in — since September 1964, when Columbia Records released People.

The liner notes for the LP were written by the composer Richard Rodgers. "No one is talented enough to sing with the depth of a fine cello or the lift of a climbing bird," he wrote. "Nobody, that is, except Barbra."

"The Nearness of You" was also played during the opening credits of Streisand's 1968 CBS-TV special, A Happening in Central Park.

Stephen Holden of The New York Times later wrote that Simply Streisand was similar to The Third Album (1964), "but it lacked the freshness of its prototype."[6]

A song called "Look" (originally recorded for the previous album, "Je m'appelle Barbra" was included as a b-side to the single: "Stout-Hearted Men".[7]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Simply Streisand (Allmusic Review)". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Information about Simply Streisand". barbra-archives.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Col. Will Launch Double-Barreled Push on Barbra. Billboard Magazine. November 11, 1967. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "RIAA-Barbra Streisand (Certification)". www.riaa.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Barbra Streisand (Official Site)". www.barbrastreisand.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ Holden, Stephen. "The Best of Streisand is in Her Records." The New York Times, 6 Nov. 1977, p. D24.
  7. ^ http://barbra-archives.com/record/albums/je_mappelle_barbra.html

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