Memories (Barbra Streisand album)

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Memories
Memories (Streisand album).jpg
Compilation album by Barbra Streisand
Released November, 1981
Genre Pop
Length 40:21
Label Columbia
Producer Phil Ramone, Gary Klein
Barbra Streisand chronology
Guilty
(1980)Guilty1980
Memories
(1981)
Yentl
(1983)Yentl1983
Singles from Memories
  1. "Comin' In and Out of Your Life / "Lost Inside of You"
    Released: 1981
  2. "Memory" / Evergreen"
    Released: 1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Memories is an album released by Barbra Streisand in 1981. It is primarily a compilation of previously released material, but includes three newly recorded songs. The album was certified 5× Platinum by the RIAA,[2] reaching number 10 on the US albums chart.[3] First released on Columbia, it was re-released under the CBS imprint in 1981 with four additional tracks. In the UK, where it was released as Love Songs, it reached number 1 on the albums chart for nine weeks (seven of them consecutively and it became the UK's best-selling album of 1982, the first album by female performer to achieve it.[4] The album was certified platinum in the UK (prior to multi-platinum awards being given), and 6× platinum in Australia. According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set: Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in the Netherlands and in Switzerland.[5]Three previously unreleased tracks, "Memory", "Comin' In and Out of Your Life", and "Lost Inside of You" were featured on the album. "Comin' In and Out of Your Life" was the most successful of the new singles, peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

The album won Best Selling Album at the 1983 Brit Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Memory" (the theme from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical Cats) Webber 3:53
2. "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (Duet with Neil Diamond, from Greatest Hits Volume 2, 1978) Bob Gaudio 3:24
3. "My Heart Belongs to Me" (from Superman, 1977) Alan Gordon 3:22
4. "New York State of Mind" (from Superman, 1977) Billy Joel Klein 4:43
5. "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (Duet with Donna Summer, from Wet, 1979) Klein 4:43
6. "Comin' In and Out of Your Life"
  • Richard Parker
  • Bobby Whiteside
Webber 4:09
7. "Evergreen" (from A Star Is Born (soundtrack), 1976)
3:05
8. "Lost Inside of You" (from A Star Is Born (soundtrack), 1976)
Klein 3:57
9. "The Love Inside" (from Guilty, 1980) Barry Gibb 5:04
10. "The Way We Were" (from The Way We Were, 1974)
Marty Paich 3:30

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[19] Gold 30,000^
Australia (ARIA)[20] 6× Platinum 420,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[22] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[23] Platinum 71.207[23]
France (SNEP)[24] 2× Platinum 509,300[25]
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[26] Gold 10,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[27] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RIAA
  3. ^ All US charts Memories at AllMusic
  4. ^ "1980s Albums Chart Archive". everyHit.com. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Liner notes, C4K 44111. Columbia Records, 1991
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Barbra Streisand – Memories" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Barbra Streisand – Memories" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  12. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Barbra Streisand Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 1982". Archived from the original on 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-04. . Nztop40.co.nz.
  17. ^ "Chart Archive - 1980s Albums". everyHit.com. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1982". Archived from the original on September 21, 2012. . Cash Box magazine.
  19. ^ "Disos de Oro y Platino". CAPIF. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  21. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Memories" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Barbra Streisand in the field Interpret. Enter Memories in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  22. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Music Canada. 
  23. ^ a b "Barbara Streisand" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. 
  24. ^ "French album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Guilty" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  25. ^ "Les Albums Double Platine". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  26. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1984". IFPI Hong Kong. 
  27. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Love Songs". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Love Songs in the search field and then press Enter.
  29. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Memories". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dare by The Human League
The Gift by The Jam
UK Albums Chart number-one album
January 30, 1982 – March 19, 1982
March 27, 1982 – April 9, 1982
Succeeded by
The Gift by The Jam
The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden