A Love Like Ours

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A Love Like Ours
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1999
RecordedNovember 1998-March 1999
GenrePop, vocal
LabelColumbia
Producer
Barbra Streisand chronology
Higher Ground
(1997)
A Love Like Ours
(1999)
Timeless: Live in Concert
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

A Love Like Ours is the twenty-eighth album by Barbra Streisand. It was released in North America on September 21, 1999, and Europe on September 20, 1999. It is her 23rd Top 10 album in the US. This was Streisand's first commercial release since her marriage to actor James Brolin. Much of the material was inspired by this event. As such, the disc booklet contains images of her and Brolin.

The album did not achieve the success of Streisand's two previous albums, debuting at No. 6 in the US with sales of 145,000 copies in the first week. It was eventually certified Gold and Platinum. The album sold nearly 3 million copies worldwide.

"We Must Be Loving Right" was previously recorded by George Strait on his 1993 album Easy Come, Easy Go. Both Strait's original and Streisand's cover were produced by Tony Brown.[2]

Singles[edit]

"If You Ever Leave Me", a duet with country star Vince Gill was released to country radio. It peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and stayed there for 6 weeks. In the UK the single peaked at No. 26.

"I've Dreamed of You" was also released and peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart and No. 12 on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Dreamed of You" (Rolf Løvland, Ann Hampton Callaway) – 4:46
  2. "Isn't It a Pity?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:22
  3. "The Island" (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 4:37
  4. "Love Like Ours" (Dave Grusin, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 3:59
  5. "If You Ever Leave Me" (Duet with Vince Gill) (Richard Marx) – 4:38
  6. "We Must Be Loving Right" (Roger Brown, Clay Blaker) – 3:37
  7. "If I Never Met You" (Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford) – 3:38
  8. "It Must Be You" (Steve Dorff, Stephony Smith) – 3:29
  9. "Just One Lifetime" (Snow, Melissa Manchester) – 4:18
  10. "If I Didn't Love You" (Bruce Roberts, Junior Miles) – 4:18
  11. "Wait" (Michel Legrand, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 4:10
  12. "The Music That Makes Me Dance" (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) – 4:35

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]

Orchestra on "The Island" arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli.

Strings on "We Must Be Loving Right" conducted and arranged by William Ross.

Production

  • Walter Afanasieff – track 3
  • Tony Brown – track 6
  • David Foster – track 10
  • David Foster and Richard Marx – track 5
  • Arif Mardin – tracks 8, 9
  • Barbra Streisand – tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 12

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[16] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] Platinum 1,100,000[19]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  12. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
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  15. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums : Aug 21, 2016 – Billboard Chart Archive". Archived from the original on February 13, 2017.
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  17. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". Music Canada.
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type A Love Like Ours in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ Keith Caulfield (June 22, 2007). "Keith discusses top debuts, Barbra Streisand, Tiffany and more". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on September 13, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.