Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits

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Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits
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Compilation album by Barbra Streisand
Released January 1970 (LP)
October 1990 (CD)
Recorded 1963-1968
Genre Pop
Length 32:21
Label Columbia
Producer Mike Berniker, Robert Mersey, Ettore Stratta, Jack Gold, Warren Vincent
Barbra Streisand chronology
Hello, Dolly! (soundtrack)
(1969)Hello, Dolly! (soundtrack)1969
Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits
(1970)
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
(1970)On a Clear Day You Can See Forever1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Barbra Streisand. It was released in January, 1970 (see 1970 in music). It was her first compilation album and was released on Columbia records (catalog no. 9968).

Content[edit]

Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits includes many of her biggest charting songs such as “People” which had reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Second Hand Rose” which peaked at #32 on that chart. It also includes “Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long” which had never been released before on a Streisand album, but it was included in the "Medley" section of Color Me Barbra. The album would reach #32 on the Billboard 200 and would be certified double-platinum by the RIAA. This was the second album from Streisand to chart in the UK, peaking at #44 in the UK album charts.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "People" (from People, 1964) Mike Berniker 3:37
2. "Second Hand Rose" (from My Name Is Barbra, Two..., 1965) Robert Mersey 2:09
3. "Why Did I Choose You" (from My Name Is Barbra, 1965)
  • Michael Leonard
  • Herbert Martin
Mersey 2:49
4. "He Touched Me" (from My Name Is Barbra, Two..., 1965) Mersey 3:08
5. "Free Again" (from Je m'appelle Barbra, 1966)
Ettore Stratta 3:41
6. "Don't Rain on My Parade" (from Funny Girl (soundtrack), 1968)
  • Merrill
  • Styne
Jack Gold 2:44
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "My Coloring Book" (from The Second Barbra Streisand Album, 1963) Berniker 4:10
2. "Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long" Warren Vincent 2:05
3. "My Man" (from My Name Is Barbra, 1965) Mersey 2:57
4. "Gotta Move" (from The Second Barbra Streisand Album, 1963) Peter Matz Berniker 1:58
5. "Happy Days Are Here Again" (live from A Happening in Central Park, 1968) Gold 3:12

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Canada Albums (RPM)[4] 26
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 44
US Billboard 200[6] 32

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1970) Position
US Cash Box[7] 98

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[8] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/rs5star_ed1.htm 5-Star-Albums from the Second Edition (Published in 1983) of "The Rolling Stone Record Guide"
  3. ^ "Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits UK album charts". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 13, No. 8 April 11, 1970". Archived from the original on March 20, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016. . RPM
  5. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "Barbra Streisand Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1970". Archived from the original on August 28, 2012. . Cash Box magazine.
  8. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Greatest Hits Volume II". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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