Lazy Afternoon (Barbra Streisand album)

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Lazy Afternoon
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Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released October 1975 (1975-10)
Recorded April 1975 in Los Angeles
Genre Pop
Length 36:37
Label Columbia
Producer Jeffrey Lesser, Rupert Holmes
Barbra Streisand chronology
Lazy Afternoon
Classical Barbra
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone Favorable [2]

Lazy Afternoon is a pop album by Barbra Streisand released in 1975 on Columbia Records. The album peaked at number twelve on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA in April 1976.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Lazy Afternoon" (John La Touche, Jerome Moross) – 3:49
  2. "My Father's Song" (Rupert Holmes) – 3:52
  3. "By the Way" (Holmes, Barbra Streisand) – 2:55
  4. "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" (Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier) – 2:55
  5. "I Never Had It So Good" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) – 3:35

Side two[edit]

  1. "Letters That Cross in the Mail" (Holmes) – 3:46
  2. "You and I" (Stevie Wonder) – 4:16
  3. "Moanin' Low" (Howard Dietz, Ralph Rainger) – 4:25
  4. "A Child Is Born" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Dave Grusin) – 2:48
  5. "Widescreen" (Holmes) – 3:59

A promotional 12" single of "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" was released in 1975, marking Streisand's first release in this format. The same song was Streisand's first foray into disco music. Rupert Holmes, who wrote two tracks for the album, "My Father's Song", and "By the Way", was best known for writing (and singing) "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" in 1979.


  • "My Father's Song" / "By the Way" (1975)
  • "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)" / "Widescreen" (1975)



  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Lazy Afternoon (Allmusic Review)". Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (January 15, 1976). "Rolling Stone Review-Lazy Afternoon". Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "RIAA: Lazy Afternoon -Gold Certification". Retrieved November 17, 2012.