A Star Is Born (soundtrack)

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A Star Is Born
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Soundtrack album by Barbra Streisand
Released November 1976
Recorded 1975 to 1976
Genre Classic pop
Length 41:31
Label Columbia
Producer Barbra Streisand and Phil Ramone
Barbra Streisand chronology
Classical Barbra
(1976)Classical Barbra1976
A Star Is Born
(1976)
Superman
(1977)Superman1977
Singles from A Star Is Born
  1. "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"
    Released: November 16, 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
The Village Voice D+[2]
Rolling Stone Unfavorable[3]

A Star Is Born is the soundtrack album to the 1976 musical film of the same name, performed by its stars Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. The album was very successful, holding the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 chart for six weeks and eventually was certified 4x Platinum by RIAA for more than 4 million copies with a reported 15 million copies worldwide in the liner notes of the Streisand's album Release Me.

According to the liner notes of Barbra's compilation box set Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in New Zealand, Brazil, the Netherlands, Italy and Mexico.[4] The import version of the CD adds the Spanish version of Evergreen as a bonus track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Watch Closely Now" (Paul Williams, Kenny Ascher) – 3:49
  2. "Queen Bee" (Rupert Holmes) – 3:55
  3. "Everything" (Holmes, Williams)– 3:50
  4. "Lost Inside of You" (Barbra Streisand, Leon Russell)– 2:54
  5. "Hellacious Acres" (Williams, Ascher) – 2:58
  6. "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" (Streisand, Williams) – 3:04
  7. "The Woman in the Moon" (Williams, Ascher) – 4:49
  8. "I Believe in Love" (Kenny Loggins, Alan and Marilyn Bergman)– 3:13
  9. "Crippled Crow" (Donna Weiss)– 3:30
  10. Finale: "With One More Look at You"/"Watch Closely Now" (Williams, Ascher) – 7:43
  11. Reprise: "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – 1:46
  12. "Evergreen (Love theme from A Star Is Born)"- (Spanish version)- 3:05-(Import version only)

It should be noted that the songs that appear on the soundtrack are in most cases alternate (live) and studio recordings that do not appear in the film. The alternate version of "Lost Inside of You" that actually appears in the movie, was finally released in 1991 as part of the 4-CD Barbra Streisand Anthology "For The Record". The only thing missing from the movie version is the final piano melody which is intact in this version.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[15]
with Greatest Hits
2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[16] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[17] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[19] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Star Is Born – Review Allmusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 14, 1977). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (February 24, 1977). "Barbra Streisand – A Star Is Born". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 9, 2008. Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ Liner notes, C4K 44111. Columbia Records, 1991
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 5269a." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Barbra Streisand / Kris Kristofferson – A Star Is Born" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Barbra Streisand / Kris Kristofferson – A Star Is Born". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Barbra Streisand / Kris Kristofferson – A Star Is Born". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Barbra Streisand / Kris Kristofferson – A Star Is Born". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "Barbra Streisand – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Barbra Streisand. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums - Year-end charts". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  14. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1977". Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. . Cash Box magazine.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Star is Born". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1979". IFPI Hong Kong. 
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Star is Born". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter A Star is Born in the search field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Star is Born". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
Wings over America by Wings
Billboard 200 number-one album
February 12 – March 25, 1977
Succeeded by
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Preceded by
The Muppet Show by The Muppets
UK Albums Chart number one album
July 2–9, 1977
Succeeded by
The Johnny Mathis Collection by Johnny Mathis