Personnel includes: Barbra Streisand (vocals); Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour (acoustic guitar); Jay Graydon (electric guitar); Eddie Manson (harmonica); David Foster (electric piano); Lincoln Myorga (tack piano); Rupert Holmes (synthesizer); Chuck Fundley (trumpet); Bobbye Hall (congas).
Personnel: Barbra Streisand (vocals); Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour (guitar, acoustic guitar); Jay Graydon (electric guitar); Eddy Manson (harmonica); Chuck Findley (trumpet, slide trumpet); Lincoln Myorga (piano, tack piano); David Foster (piano, electric piano); Rupert Holmes (synthesizer); Bobbye Hall (congas).
Audio Mixer: Jeffrey Lesser .
Recording information: Capital Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; RCA; Record Plant.
Photographers: Sam Emerson; Steve Shapiro.
Unknown Contributor Role: Frank DeCaro.
Produced by Jeffrey Lesser and Rupert Holmes, this record has Rupert's mellow touch all over it. The title track was suggested to Barbra by Francis Coppola and is from a 1950s musical called The Golden Apple. "My Father's Song" was written by Holmes for Barbra (whose father passed away when she was 15 months old), and is about the father we have all wanted and needed at some time or another. The Four Tops' "Shake Me, Wake Me" is given the disco treatment, injecting some rhythm into the record.
"I Never Had It So Good" is a beautiful song of contentment that Barbra decided to record after hearing Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge sing it in her living room. "You And I" is a soulful cover of the Stevie Wonder tune. "Moanin' Low" is a wonderful Cotton Club-style torch song. The closer, "Widescreen," was on Holmes' debut album and reminded Barbra of the movie houses she would go to as a kid in Brooklyn. Streisand had Holmes rewrite the lyrics to reflect the fantasy of movies versus the reality of life.