Personnel includes: Barbra Streisand, Brry Gibb, Neil Diamond (vocals).
Producers include: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bob Gaudio, Gary Klein, Barbra Streisand, Phil Ramone.
This is a compilation of earlier hits which includes a previously unreleased track from the show "Cats".
Photographer: Greg Gorman.
Arranger: Marty Paich.
What makes this album unique, and ultimately appealing, is that it's not your run-of-the mill "10 biggest hits." An example is "The Love Inside;" a phenomenal song from "Guilty" that was lost in the shuffle of the duets with Barry Gibb. Including it exposes the listener to an unseen side of Streisand. Another example of a great non-hit is "New York State Of Mind". Barbra's jazzy rendition of the Billy Joel tune is fabulous and clearly worthy of inclusion on this record.
Also making MEMORIES special is the inclusion of songs recorded for the album. "Memory" (the theme from Cats) was previewed on this record before the Broadway run began and is an excellent leadoff track. "Comin' In And Out Of Your Life" was also recorded for this compilation and is one of Streisand's best tunes. Also included is an alternate version of "Lost Inside Of You," from A Star Is Born. Covering 1974-1981, this album is a superb collection of Barbra's work from that era and shows the superstar at her best.