Barbra Joan Streisand (album)

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Barbra Joan Streisand
Barbra Joan Streisand (album cover).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1971
RecordedApril - May 1971
GenrePop, soft rock
ProducerRichard Perry
Barbra Streisand chronology
Stoney End
Barbra Joan Streisand
Live Concert at the Forum
Singles from Barbra Joan Streisand
  1. "Where You Lead" / "Since I Fell For You"
    Released: June 1971
  2. "Mother / "The Summer Knows"
    Released: 1971
  3. "Space Captain" / "One Less Bell To Answer / A House Is Not A Home"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stoneunfavorable[2]

Barbra Joan Streisand is the thirteenth studio album by Barbra Streisand, released in August 1971 on Columbia Records. It was second consecutive album produced by Richard Perry and features backing work by members of the female band Fanny.

The album includes interpretations of many contemporary singer-songwriters of the day including John Lennon, Laura Nyro and three selections from Carole King's iconic 1971 album Tapestry. It also includes the first recording of "I Mean to Shine", written by the Steely Dan duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album reached #11 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA.[5] The album peaked #25 in Canada.[6] It peaked #99 in the 1971's Year-end chart of the Cash Box magazine.[7] According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set: Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in Belgium and in Sweden.[8]


"Where You Lead", composed by Carole King was released in the US as a single in June 1971 and charted at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

"Mother" reached Number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 24 on the AC Chart.

"Space Captain", the final single, failed to chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Beautiful" (Carole King) – 2:15
  2. "Love" (John Lennon) – 3:06
  3. "Where You Lead" (Carole King, Toni Stern) – 2:58
  4. "I Never Meant to Hurt You" (Laura Nyro) – 3:51
  5. "Medley: One Less Bell to Answer/A House Is Not a Home" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 6:33

Side two

  1. "Space Captain" (Matthew Moore) – 3:22
  2. "Since I Fell for You" (Buddy Johnson) – 3:27
  3. "Mother" (John Lennon) – 4:40
  4. "Theme from Summer of '42 (The Summer Knows) (Michel LeGrand, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman) – 3:43
  5. "I Mean to Shine" (Donald Fagen, Walter Becker) – 2:55
  6. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) – 4:54


Chart Peak
US Billboard 200[9] 11


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone



  • Sy Mitchell – engineer
  • Bill Schnee, George Beauregard, Jack Andrews, John Fiore, Willie "The Kid" Greer – recording
  • Ed Thrasher – photography


  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Barbra Joan Streisand (Allmusic Review)". Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (January 6, 1972). "Rolling Stone Review-Barbra Joan Streisand". Archived from the original on June 9, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine Review-Barbra Joan Streisand. September 18, 1971. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "Barbra Streisand Archives – Barbra Joan Streisand (1971) – Album, CD".
  5. ^ "RIAA-Barbra Joan Streisand (Certification)". Archived from the original on June 26, 2007. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 16, No. 16 December 04, 1971". Archived from the original on July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016..
  7. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1971". Archived from the original on September 20, 2012.. Cash Box magazine.
  8. ^ Liner notes, C4K 44111. Columbia Records, 1991
  9. ^ "Barbra Streisand Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Je m'appelle Barbra". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.