The Third Album (Barbra Streisand album)
|The Third Album|
|Studio album by Barbra Streisand|
|Barbra Streisand chronology|
The Third Album is the title of Barbra Streisand's third solo studio album which was released in February 1964.
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.."
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.
- "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.
- "My Melancholy Baby" (Ernie Burnett, George A. Norton, Maybelle E. Watson) – 3:02
- "Just in Time" (Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Jule Styne) – 2:16
- "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) – 2:34
- "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 2:54
- "Never Will I Marry" (Frank Loesser) – 2:27
- "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) – 3:46
- "Draw Me a Circle" (Cy Young) – 2:15
- "It Had to Be You" (Music by Isham Jones, lyrics by Gus Kahn) – 3:46
- "Make Believe" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 2:41
- "I Had Myself a True Love" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 4:23
- Barbra Streisand – vocals
- Produced by Mike Berniker
- Arranged and conducted by Ray Ellis, Sid Ramin, Peter Daniels, and Peter Matz
- Original recording engineers – Frank Laico, Ted Brosnan
- Cover photo – Roddy McDowall (from The Judy Garland Show, October 1963)
- Liner notes – Sammy Cahn
|US Billboard 200||5|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- "Barbra Streisand – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Barbra Streisand. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
- "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