Barbra Joan Streisand (album)

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Barbra Joan Streisand
Barbra Joan Streisand (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released August 1971
Recorded June 1971
Genre Pop, soft rock
Length 41:23
Label Columbia
Producer Richard Perry
Barbra Streisand chronology
Stoney End
(1971)
Barbra Joan Streisand
(1971)
Live Concert at the Forum
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone unfavorable[2]
Billboard favorable[3]

Barbra Joan Streisand is an album by Barbra Streisand, released in August, 1971 on Columbia Records. It is notable for including "I Mean to Shine", the first recording of a song written by the Steely Dan duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.[4] The album also features production and backing work by members of the female band Fanny.

Chart and certification[edit]

The album reached #11 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA.[5]

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. "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

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Where You Lead" / "Since I Fell For You" (1971)
  • "Mother" / "The Summer Knows" (1971)
  • "Space Captain" / "One Less Bell To Answer / A House Is Not A Home" (1971)

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Barbra Joan Streisand (Allmusic Review)". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (January 6, 1972). "Rolling Stone Review-Barbra Joan Streisand". www.rollingstone.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Billboard Magazine Review-Barbra Joan Streisand. books.google.com. September 18, 1971. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://barbra-archives.com/record/albums/barbra_joan_streisand.html
  5. ^ "RIAA-Barbra Joan Streisand (Certification)". www.riaa.com. Retrieved November 8, 2012.