|Studio album by Barbra Streisand|
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Stoney End is the twelfth studio album by Barbra Streisand. Released in 1971, it was a change in direction for Streisand with a more upbeat contemporary pop sound. The album peaked at #10 in the United States, her first to reach the top 10 in five years, and was produced by music producer Richard Perry. When asked by fans during the Q&A segment of Streisand's Back To Brooklyn concert on October 11, 2012 what the title track "Stoney End" was about, she replied that she still didn't know. She included a short (approximately nine seconds) track of her laughing between track eight and nine. The volume for this track is so much lower than the rest that many have never been aware of its existence.
- "I Don't Know Where I Stand" (Joni Mitchell)
- "Hands Off the Man (Flim Flam Man)" (Laura Nyro)
- "If You Could Read My Mind" (Gordon Lightfoot)
- "Just a Little Lovin' (Early In The Mornin')" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
- "Let Me Go" (Randy Newman)
- "Stoney End" (Laura Nyro)
- "No Easy Way Down" (Carole King, Gerry Goffin)
- "Time and Love" (Laura Nyro)
- "Maybe" (Harry Nilsson)
- "Free the People" (Barbara Keith)
- "I'll Be Home" (Randy Newman)
- "Stoney End" / "I'll Be Home" (1970)
- "Time and Love" / "No Easy Way Down" (1971)
- "Flim Flam Man" / "Maybe" (1971)
- Barbra Streisand - vocals
- Randy Newman - piano
- Larry Carlton - guitar
- Nickey Barclay - keyboards [of the band, Fanny]
- Gene Page - arranger
- Eric Weissberg - guitar
- June Millington - guitar [of the band, Fanny]
- Hal Blaine - drums
- Max Bennett - bass
- Perry Botkin, Jr. - arranger
- Claus Ogerman - arranger
- Richie Hayward -drums
- Larry Knechtel - bass
- Larry Muhoberac - keyboards
- Joe Osborn - bass
- Earl Palmer - drums
- Richard Perry - guitar, percussion
- Michel Rubini- keyboards
- Sweet Lou Shelton - guitar
- Ron Tutt - drums
- Milt Holland - percussion
- David Bennett Cohen
- Jackie Ward - background vocals
- Toni Wine - background vocals
- Jerry Cook - background vocals
- Sharone de Vault - background vocals
- Sherlie Matthews - background vocals
- Clydie King - background vocals
- Merry Clayton - background vocals
- Venetta Fields - background vocals
- Eddie Kendricks - background vocals
- Glenna Session - background vocals
- Maretha Stewart - background vocals
- Robert Honablue - engineering
AllMusic gave the album four and a half (out of five) stars, and called it "not a perfect album, but it was so far removed from what Streisand's fans and her detractors thought her capable of that it stands as one of her major triumphs", "that record had redefined the role of the traditional pop singer in contemporary terms for the early '60s, Stoney End redefined Streisand as an effective pop/rock singer."
The album hit number 10 on the Billboard Top 200, where it was certified Platinum with sales of 1 million copies. In the UK the album entered the chart at Number 28. The album has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.
The title track, a Laura Nyro composition previously recorded by Peggy Lipton (No. 121 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles in 1968), was released in the US and charted at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Adult Contemporary chart and also reached number 27 on the UK singles chart.
"Time and Love" reached Number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the AC Chart.
"Hands Off the Man", the final single, was officially titled "Flim Flam Man" (and backed with "Maybe"). It spent 5 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 82.
- William Ruhlmann. "Stoney End(Allmusic Review)". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- Alec Dubro (April 1, 1971). "Rolling Stone Review-Barbra Streisand Stoney End (1971)". www.rollingstone.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
- "Barbra Streisand Stoney End UK album charts". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012.