What Matters Most

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What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 23, 2011
Recorded2010-11 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Grandma's House
GenreTraditional pop, vocal music
LabelColumbia
ProducerBarbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand chronology
Barbra: The Ultimate Collection
(2010)
What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan & Marilyn Bergman
(2011)
Release Me
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
The New York TimesFavorable[3]

What Matters Most is the thirty-third studio album by Barbra Streisand. The album is Streisand's collection of songs by her longtime friends Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman. Streisand produced the album herself. The first disc contains Bergman songs not previously recorded by Streisand, while the second disc contains previously recorded Bergman songs.[4] On November 30, 2011 the album received a nomination in the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.The album sold 68,000 in United States in the first week and a total of 210,000 copies (as of July 2012).[5]

A Happening at Starbucks[edit]

In promotion of the album, Streisand's February performance at the MusiCares Person of the Year benefit was made available to view on the Starbucks Digital Network between August 23 and 30.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, except "That Face", lyrics by Alan Bergman and Lew Spence. Composers indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Windmills of Your Mind"Michel Legrand3:54
2."Something New In My Life"Michel Legrand4:02
3."Solitary Moon"Johnny Mandel4:31
4."Nice 'n' Easy"Lew Spence4:27
5."Alone In the World"Jerry Goldsmith4:09
6."So Many Stars"Sérgio Mendes4:29
7."The Same Hello, the Same Goodbye"John Williams4:11
8."That Face"Lew Spence4:31
9."I'll Never Say Goodbye"David Shire4:08
10."What Matters Most"Dave Grusin3:12
Total length:41:34

Chart performance[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Mikael Wood (10 August 2011). "EW Review: What Matters Most". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 27 September 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. ^ Stephen Holden (22 August 2011). "The New York Times Review: What Matters Most". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 27 September 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
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  7. ^ ""A Happening at Starbucks" premieres tomorrow!". barbrastreisand.com. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
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