Barbra Streisand The Way We Were
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- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Being At War With Each Other
- 2.Something So Right
- 3.The Best Thing You've Ever Done
- 4.The Way We Were
- 5.All In Love Is Fair
- 6.What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
- 7.Summer Me, Winter Me
- 8.Pieces Of Dreams
- 9.I've Never Been A Woman Before
- 10.Medley: My Buddy / How About Me
Digitally remastered by Stephen Marcussen.
There are no up-tempo songs to be found on this, Barbra's second number one album. The record consists entirely of ballads, and no one does a ballad like Barbra. Each song is masterfully performed, with the vocals taking the listener to a warm, soothing place. That's not to say that all ballads have to be the yearnings of a co-dependent soul, as "Being At War With Each Other" expresses the anger one can feel in a relationship. "Something So Right" is a groove-laden tune that serves as an interlude to "The Best Thing You've Ever Done" which is a Broadway-like number full of violins, horns, and a note that's held for what seems like an eternity.
The title track is a classic love song with a melancholy feel, and it garnered an Oscar and Grammy. This is followed by two extraordinary ballads: the wonderfully arranged "All In Love Is Fair," and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?," which was originally released in 1969 and is everything a ballad should be. Streisand's performance of "I've Never Been A Woman Before" is simply goosebump-producing. The album concludes with a medley: the jazzy "My Buddy" and "How About Me."
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- UPC: 886972379227
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