|Studio album by Barbra Streisand|
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Stoney End is the twelfth studio album by Barbra Streisand. Released in 1971, it was a change in direction for Streisand with a more upbeat contemporary pop sound. The album peaked at #10 in the United States, her first to reach the top 10 in five years, and was produced by music producer Richard Perry. When asked by fans during the Q&A segment of Streisand's Back To Brooklyn concert on October 11, 2012 what the title track Stoney End was about, she replied that she still didn't know.
- "I Don't Know Where I Stand" (Joni Mitchell)
- "Hands Off the Man (Flim Flam Man)" (Laura Nyro)
- "If You Could Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot)
- "Just a Little Lovin' (Early In The Mornin')" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
- "Let Me Go" (Randy Newman)
- "Stoney End" (Laura Nyro)
- "No Easy Way Down" (Carole King, Gerry Goffin)
- "Time and Love" (Laura Nyro)
- "Maybe" (Harry Nilsson)
- "Free the People" (Barbara Keith)
- "I'll Be Home" (Randy Newman)
- Barbra Streisand - vocals
- Randy Newman - piano
- Larry Carlton - guitar
- Nickey Barclay - keyboards
- Gene Page - arranger
- Eric Weissberg - guitar
- June Millington - guitar
- Hal Blaine - drums
- Max Bennett - bass
- Perry Botkin, Jr. - arranger
- Claus Ogerman - arranger
- Richie Hayward -drums
- Larry Knechtel - bass
- Larry Muhoberac - keyboards
- Joe Osborn - bass
- Earl Palmer - drums
- Richard Perry - guitar, percussion
- Michel Rubini- keyboards
- Sweet Lou Shelton - guitar
- Ron Tutt - drums
- Milt Holland - percussion
- David Bennett Cohen
- Jackie Ward - background vocals
- Toni Wine - background vocals
- Jerry Cook - background vocals
- Sharone de Vault - background vocals
- Sherlie Matthews - background vocals
- Clydie King - background vocals
- Merry Clayton - background vocals
- Venetta Fields - background vocals
- Eddie Kendricks - background vocals
- Glenna Session - background vocals
- Maretha Stewart - background vocals
- Robert Honablue - engineering
The album hit number 10 on the Billboard Top 200, where it was certified Platinum with sales of 1 million copies. In the UK the album entered the chart at Number 28. The album has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.
The title track, a Laura Nyro composition previously recorded by Peggy Lipton (No. 121 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles in 1968), was released in the US and charted at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Adult Contemporary chart and also reached number 27 on the UK singles chart.
"Time and Love" reached Number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the AC Chart.
"Hands Off the Man", the final single, was officially titled "Flim Flam Man" (and backed with "Maybe"). It spent 5 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 82.
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- Alec Dubro (April 1, 1971). "Rolling Stone Review-Barbra Streisand Stoney End (1971)". www.rollingstone.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- "Barbra Streisand Stoney End UK album charts". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012.