What Matters Most

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What Matters Most
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released August 23, 2011
Genre Traditional pop, vocal music
Length CD 1 - 41:39
Label Columbia
Producer Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand chronology
Love Is the Answer
(2009)
What Matters Most
(2011)
Release Me
(2012)

What Matters Most is the thirty-third studio album by Barbra Streisand. The album is Streisand's collection of songs by her longtime friends Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman. Streisand produced the album herself. The first disc contains Bergman songs not previously recorded by Streisand, while the second disc contains previously recorded Bergman songs.[1] On November 30, 2011 the album received a nomination in the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. The album reached #4 in Billboard magazine and sold 68,000 United States copies in its first week. It had total sales of 210,000 copies (as of July 2014).[2]

A Happening at Starbucks[edit]

In promotion of the album, Streisand's February performance at the MusiCares Person of the Year benefit was made available to view on the Starbucks Digital Network between August 23 and 30.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Windmills of Your Mind"   Michel Legrand 3:54
2. "Something New In My Life"   Legrand 4:02
3. "Solitary Moon"   Johnny Mandel 4:31
4. "Nice 'n' Easy"   Lew Spence 4:27
5. "Alone In the World"   Jerry Goldsmith 4:09
6. "So Many Stars"   Sérgio Mendes 4:29
7. "The Same Hello, the Same Goodbye"   John Williams 4:11
8. "That Face"   Spence 4:31
9. "I'll Never Say Goodbye"   David Shire 4:08
10. "What Matters Most"   Dave Grusin 3:12

All lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, except "That Face", lyrics by Alan Bergman and Lew Spence. Composers indicated.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Hungarian Albums Chart[5] 14
Polish Albums Chart[6] 24
U.S. Billboard 200 4
Canada Top 200 11
UK Top 40 Albums 7
Norway 30
German Top 50 Albums 18
ARIA Top 50 Albums (Australia) 42
FIMI (Italia) 37

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New album "What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman" coming August 23". barbrastreisand.com. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sales "What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman"". hitsdailydouble.com. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Watch a never-before-seen Barbra concert at Starbucks featuring songs from What Matters". barbrastreisand.com. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  4. ^ ""A Happening at Starbucks" premieres tomorrow!". barbrastreisand.com. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége". mahasz.hu. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  6. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved 2011-09-03.