25 Songs, 1 Hour 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Love Is the Answer, Barbra Streisand takes on songs that have towered over the pop canon for decades. This edition pairs Diana Krall’s smoky jazz-quartet reworkings of standards like the gently insomniac “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” and the bereft “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” with richer yet still subtly orchestrated versions of the same chestnuts. Love gives Streisand the opportunity to showcase her stadium-sized talent in nightclub close-up—and it cements her status as America’s premier pop vocalist.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Love Is the Answer, Barbra Streisand takes on songs that have towered over the pop canon for decades. This edition pairs Diana Krall’s smoky jazz-quartet reworkings of standards like the gently insomniac “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” and the bereft “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” with richer yet still subtly orchestrated versions of the same chestnuts. Love gives Streisand the opportunity to showcase her stadium-sized talent in nightclub close-up—and it cements her status as America’s premier pop vocalist.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Matti J ,

Pure Class

Streisand adds another classy Album to her catalogue after a several year break. Her last album was the amazing live recording from 2006. She really is one of the absolute greats vocally and any new album is a bonus, but they can be bogged down in over production, thankfully she has enlisted the help of Jazz diva Diana Krall and what we have here is a lighter, jazzier touch that lets Barbra's voice do the work on a well chosen (if laid back) selection of standards. Highlights are definately If You Go Away, Smoke Gets in Your eyes, Make Someone Happy and Spring Can Really hang You Up the Most, though Gentle Rain and Some Other Time are nice surprises. All the tracks sit well together and this will be an album that will improve with repeated listens and endure, reminding us what a great performer Barbra Streisand is and was.

I know what I like! ,

AMAZING

Her voice is truly amazing. Such clarity. but what is truly amazing is someone who
can't even spell her name leaves her one star.

Col S ,

Barbra and Diana is the Answer - now what's the question?

This is just a fantastically great album from one of the greatest performers ever.
I have not enjoyed anything as much since I first saw Barbra in the Funny Girl movie many years ago.
But, do yourself a favour, buy the deluxe edition because Diana Krall is also a wonderful performer and together they make a magical combination.

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