The Third Album (Barbra Streisand album)

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The Third Album
The-third-album.jpg
Studio album by Barbra Streisand
Released February 1964
Genre Pop
Length 30:49
Label Columbia
Producer Mike Berniker
Barbra Streisand chronology
The Second Barbra Streisand Album
(1963)
The Third Album
(1964)
Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording
(1964)

The Third Album is the title of Barbra Streisand's third solo studio album which was released in February 1964.

Artwork[edit]

The photograph on the album cover was taken by actor Roddy McDowall when Streisand was performing on The Judy Garland Show in October 1963.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

AllMusic gave the album a retrospective three (out of five) stars, and called it "another demonstration of the beauty of Barbra Streisand's voice, also suggested that her interpretive abilities remained limited.."

Commercial performance[edit]

After the success of Streisand's previous two albums, The Barbra Streisand Album and The Second Barbra Streisand Album, it was expected that The Third Album would do as well. The album turned out to be very successful; it reached #5 on Billboard's Pop Albums Chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA. It stayed on the Billboard 200 for 74 weeks.

Song information[edit]

  • "My Melancholy Baby" was first performed by William Frawley in 1912.
  • "Just in Time" was introduced in the musical Bells Are Ringing. The arrangement on this LP makes use of the Prelude from J.S. Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in C Major" from the Well-Tempered Klavier.
  • "Taking a Chance on Love" was introduced by Ethel Waters in the musical Cabin In The Sky.
  • "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" was introduced in the musical Pal Joey.
  • "Never Will I Marry" was introduced by Anthony Perkins in the musical Greenwillow.
  • "As Time Goes By" was introduced in the musical Everybody's Welcome, and featured in the film Casablanca.
  • "It Had to Be You" was first published in 1924.
  • "Make Believe" was introduced in the musical Show Boat.
  • "I Had Myself a True Love" was introduced in the musical St. Louis Woman.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "My Melancholy Baby" (Ernie Burnett, George A. Norton, Maybelle E. Watson) – 3:02
  2. "Just in Time" (Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Jule Styne) – 2:16
  3. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) – 2:34
  4. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:54
  5. "Never Will I Marry" (Frank Loesser) – 2:27

Side Two

  1. "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) – 3:46
  2. "Draw Me a Circle" (Cy Young) – 2:15
  3. "It Had to Be You" (Music by Isham Jones, lyrics by Gus Kahn) – 3:46
  4. "Make Believe" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 2:41
  5. "I Had Myself a True Love" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 4:23

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[1] 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Gold 500,000^

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

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barbra Streisand – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Barbra Streisand. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – The Third Album". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH