Timeless: Live in Concert

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Timeless: Live in Concert
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Live album by Barbra Streisand
Released September 19, 2000
Recorded December 31, 1999 – January 1, 2000
Genre Pop, showtunes
Length 123:17
Label Columbia
Producer Barbra Streisand, Jay Landers
Barbra Streisand chronology
A Love Like Ours
(1999)A Love Like Ours1999
Timeless: Live in Concert
(2000)
Christmas Memories
(2001)Christmas Memories2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic3/5 stars link

Timeless: Live in Concert is a live album released by Barbra Streisand on September 19, 2000 (see 2000 in music). It was her fifth live album and was released on Columbia Records (catalog no. 63778). The album was issued a week before what were said to be her final concerts in September 2000 and would reach platinum certification.

Content[edit]

Timeless is a double album which includes moments from Streisand's New Year's Eve, 1999 and New Year's Day, 2000 shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. The release is set up like a play in two acts and even has a two-minute entr'acte featuring conductor, Marvin Hamlisch, who is also present throughout the performance. It opens with a dramatization of her first, amateur recording session, in which Lauren Frost plays a part described in the credits as "Young Girl" though Streisand later refers to her as "my little-girl self" and "mini me". The rest of Act One traces Streisand's career from her club days to Broadway and her movie performances.

Act two opens with several of Barbra’s duets. This section is followed by dialogue and songs both reminiscent and optimistic thanks to the backdrop of the New Year’s holiday. As the midnight hour approaches, Barbra is joined on stage by husband, James Brolin. Much of the dialogue takes place as small scenes or skits about time and timelessness. The CD version includes songs that span Streisand’s career up to that time, such as "Cry Me a River" and "Happy Days Are Here Again", from her debut album, and "At the Same Time" from her 1997 album Higher Ground.

The 24-page CD insert includes photographs, portraits and concert shots as well as an account of the dress rehearsal written by producer, Jay Landers. The 2-CD set includes over two hours of performance divided into 37 tracks. The album debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for fifteen consecutive weeks. On the Top Internet Albums chart, Timeless peaked at No. 2. On October 20, 2000 the album received gold and platinum certification from the RIAA. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the albums sold over 477,000 copies as of 2007.[1]

Barnes & Noble offered a bonus in their sale of the CD package: a CD single "Come Rain Or Come Shine" recorded live during one of Barbra's Australian performances.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one – Act one[edit]

  1. "Opening/You'll Never Know" (with Lauren Frost, Alec Ledd, and Randee Heller) (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 2:31
  2. "Something's Coming" (with Lauren Frost) (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 3:41
  3. "The Way We Were" (Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 4:18
  4. "Shirley MacLaine Y1K" (dialogue) – 4:41
  5. "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) – 3:14
  6. "Lover, Come Back To Me" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) – 2:54
  7. "A Sleepin' Bee" (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 3:43
  8. "Miss Marmelstein" (Harold Rome) – 2:27
  9. "I'm the Greatest Star/Second Hand Rose/Don't Rain on My Parade" (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill / Grant Clarke, J.F. Hanly / Styne, Merrill) – 5:21
  10. "Something Wonderful/Being Alive" (Rodgers and Hammerstein / Sondheim) – 4:35
  11. "As Time Goes By"/"Speak Low" (Herman Hupfeld / Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash) – 2:10
  12. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:02
  13. "Evergreen" (Streisand, Paul Williams) – 4:04
  14. "Dialogue" (Father, Part #1) – 1:18
  15. "Papa, Can You Hear Me?/You'll Never Know" (with Lauren Frost) (Michel Legrand, A. Bergman, M. Bergman / Warren, Gordon) – 3:20
  16. "A Piece of Sky" (with Lauren Frost) (Legrand, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 3:13

Disc two – Act two[edit]

  1. "Entr'acte" (Hamlisch) – 2:21
  2. "Putting It Together" (Sondheim) – 3:35
  3. "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" (Alan Jay Lerner, Burton Lane) – 2:27
  4. "Send in the Clowns" (Sondheim) – 3:06
  5. "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy" (with Judy Garland)/"Guilty" (with Barry Gibb)/"I Finally Found Someone" (with Bryan Adams)/"Tell Him" (with Celine Dion)/"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (with Neil Diamond)" (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen / Arlen, Ted Koehler / B. Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb / Adams, Hamlisch, Robert Lange / Linda Thompson, Walter Afanasieff, David Foster / Diamond, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 2:07
  6. "Sing" (with Jason Gould)/"I've Got a Crush on You" (with Frank Sinatra) (Joe Raposo / George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:22
  7. "Technology" (Dialogue) – 2:03
  8. "The Clicker Blues" (Hamlisch, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 0:58
  9. "Simple Pleasures" (Hamlisch, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 3:02
  10. "The Main Event/Fight" (Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts / Jabara, Bob Esty) – 4:07
  11. "Dialogue" (Father, Part #2) – 1:35
  12. "I've Dreamed of You" (Rolf Løvland, Ann Hampton Callaway) – 3:24
  13. "At the Same Time" (Callaway) – 4:53
  14. "Auld Lang Syne (Ballad)" (adapted by Robert Burns) – 1:49
  15. "Dialogue" (Barbra and Brother Time) – 0:51
  16. "People" (Styne, Merrill) – 3:46
  17. "New Year's Eve/Auld Lang Syne" (Celebration) – 6:00
  18. "Everytime You Hear Auld Lang Syne" (Barbra/Audience) (Hamlisch, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 4:22
  19. "Happy Days Are Here Again" (Ager, Yellen) – 3:33
  20. "Don't Like Goodbyes" (Arlen, Capote) – 1:42
  21. "I Believe/Somewhere" (with Lauren Frost) (Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman / Bernstein, Sondheim) – 8:42

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[2] 66
UK Albums (OCC)[3] 54
US Billboard 200[4] 21

Certifications and sales[edit]

Album

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 500,000^

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

Video

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Platinum 15,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 100,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Caulfield (22 June 2007). "Keith discusses top debuts, Barbra Streisand, Tiffany and more". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Barbra Streisand | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "Barbra Streisand Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – Timeless". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  7. ^ "American video certifications – Barbra Streisand – Timeless". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH. 

Works cited

  • Timeless: Live in Concert album liner notes. Columbia Records.
  • "Timeless: Live in Concert". All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved 2007-07-17.