Streisand recorded Stoney End as the title track of her twelfth studio album. The song was suggested to Streisand by record producerRichard Perry. Members of the group Fanny provided backing vocals.
The song reached number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1971 and became Streisand's second Top 10 hit. It also reached number two on the US Adult Contemporary chart. In Canada "Stoney End" peaked at number five.