The Second Barbra Streisand Album

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The Second Barbra Streisand Album
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released August 1963
Recorded June 1963
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Producer Mike Berniker
Barbra Streisand chronology
The Barbra Streisand Album
The Second Barbra Streisand Album
The Third Album
Singles from The Second Barbra Streisand Album
  1. "When the Sun Comes Out"
    Released: November 1962
  2. "My Coloring Book/Lover, Come Back to Me"
    Released: November 1962
  3. "My Coloring Book (Re-release)"
    Released: March 1965

The Second Barbra Streisand Album is the title of Barbra Streisand's second solo studio album. It was released in August 1963, just six months after the release of her debut album, The Barbra Streisand Album, and was recorded in four days in June 1963 [1].

In 1963, Streisand told a reporter: "My new album is called The Second Barbra Streisand Album, because that's just what it is. Why should I give it some fancy name that no one remembers anyway?”[1]

Radio stations received mono and stereo blue vinyl promo albums, making this Columbia's first Streisand colored vinyl [2].

Chart performance and sales[edit]

Just like her previous album, the record didn't produce one charting single, but sold well nonetheless. It reached #2 on Billboard's Pop Albums Chart, surpassing the peak of her first album, which reached #8.

To date, the album has been certified Gold by the RIAA.

The album made its digital debut on CD in 1987 and was re-released in a remastered CD edition on October 19, 1993.

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Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:45
  2. "Right as the Rain" (Arlen, E. Y. Harburg) – 3:25
  3. "Down With Love" (Arlen, Harburg) – 3:42
  4. "Who Will Buy?" (Lionel Bart) – 3:32
  5. "When the Sun Comes Out" (Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 3:23

Side Two

  1. "Gotta Move" (Peter Matz) – 2:01
  2. "My Coloring Book" (Fred Ebb, John Kander) – 4:11
  3. "I Don't Care Much" (Ebb, Kander) – 2:52
  4. "Lover, Come Back to Me" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) – 2:18
  5. "I Stayed Too Long at the Fair" (Billy Barnes) – 4:21
  6. "Like a Straw in the Wind" (Arlen) – 4:46 (Though not noted, this a medley with "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home")

Bonus tracks

  1. "Happy Days Are Here Again" (Bonus Track 2014)

Non-album tracks[edit]

  • "When the Sun Comes Out" (1962 version)
  • "My Coloring Book" (1962 version)
  • "Lover, Come Back to Me" (1962 version)

Unreleased Songs[edit]

  • On 8 February 1963, Barbra recorded Cole Porter's “Who Would Have Dreamed” from the 1940 Broadway show "Panama Hattie". The recording is still unreleased. [2]
  • A recording of "It Had to Be You" from June 1963 - the song was later re-recorded in November for "The Third Album" - the June recording is still unreleased [3]

Song information[edit]

  • "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" was first introduced in the musical St. Louis Woman.
  • "Right as the Rain" was originally performed by Celeste Holm and David Brooks in the 1944 musical Bloomer Girl. Tony Bennett also recorded a version of the song in 1960 for his album A String of Harold Arlen.
  • "Who Will Buy?" is originally from the musical Oliver! (1960).
  • "When the Sun Comes Out" was originally performed by Tommy Dorsey in 1941.
  • "Gotta Move" was written specifically for Streisand by composer Peter Matz. It was later re-recorded for the TV special Color Me Barbra and its soundtrack album.
  • "Like a Straw in the Wind" is performed as a medley with "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home".


  • Barbra Streisand: vocals
  • Produced by Robert Mersey
  • Arranged and conducted by Peter Matz
  • Additional material by Peter Daniels
  • Original recording engineers: Fred Plaut, Frank Laico
  • Album cover design: John Berg
  • Cover photo: Wood Kuzoumi
  • Liner notes: Jule Styne

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