Editors’ Notes Full-bodied, sensuous, regal — you can choose among countless superlatives to describe the voice of Barbra Streisand. By age 25, she had earned her iconic status as a Broadway standards chanteuse; then remarkably she was able to change with the times and embrace pop, rock and even disco sounds with sustained success. The Essential Barbra Streisand maps her progress from the early ‘60s onwards, chronicling her willingness to experiment even while remaining true to her basic emotive style. “Second Hand Rose,” “People,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and similar tracks show her precocious ability to grasp the sophistication of theater and jazz-based pop. With “Stoney End,” “The Way We Were,” and “All in Love is Fair,” she moved into the ‘70s with renewed vigor and confidence. The ‘80s found her turning an unlikely partnership with Barry Gibb into a triumph with “A Woman in Love” and “Guilty” while reasserting her musical stage credentials with glorious renditions of “Memory” and “Somewhere.” You can trace both the evolution of Barbra’s artistry and the shifts in America’s cultural tastes while enjoying the gorgeous contours of her inimitable voice in this collection of her signature songs.

SONG
A Sleepin' Bee
1
4:22
 
Cry Me a River
2
3:37
 
I Stayed Too Long At the Fair
3
4:22
 
Lover, Come Back to Me
4
2:17
 
People
5
3:40
 
My Man
6
2:57
 
Second Hand Rose
7
2:09
 
He Touched Me
8
3:09
 
Don't Rain On My Parade
9
2:44
 
Happy Days Are Here Again (Live)
10
3:11
 
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
11
2:10
 
Stoney End
12
2:59
 
Since I Fell for You
13
3:24
 
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
14
3:18
 
The Way We Were
15
3:30
 
All In Love Is Fair
16
3:49
 
Lazy Afternoon
17
3:49
 
Evergreen
18
3:04
 
My Heart Belongs to Me
19
3:21
 
You Don't Bring Me Flowers (with Neil Diamond)
20
3:23
 
The Main Event / Fight
21
4:53
 
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) [with Donna Summer]
22
4:42
 
Woman In Love
1
3:51
 
Guilty
2
4:23
 
Comin' In and Out of Your Life
3
4:09
 
Memory
4
3:53
 
Papa, Can You Hear Me?
5
3:29
 
A Piece of Sky
6
4:20
 
Putting It Together
7
4:20
 
Not While I'm Around
8
3:29
 
Send In the Clowns
9
4:41
 
Somewhere
10
4:56
 
All I Ask of You
11
4:03
 
Children Will Listen
12
4:08
 
As If We Never Said Goodbye
13
4:43
 
I Finally Found Someone
14
3:42
 
Tell Him
15
4:52
 
I've Dreamed of You
16
4:52
 
Someday My Prince Will Come (2001 Studio Version)
17
4:06
 
You'll Never Walk Alone (2001 Studio Version)
18
4:35
 

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