Q - 5/02, p.1363 out of 5 stars
- "...Blessed with a voice that can tenderise like an eight-pound sledgehammer....a good career overview..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 7/02, p.117
"...The songs chosen were all quality fare...Peter Matz and Ray Ellis' charts still sound relevant nearly 40 years on..."
Digitally remastered by Stephen Marcussen.
When 22 year-old Barbra Streisand released PEOPLE in September 1964, she was at the beginning of what would be a long and fruitful career. The album is vintage Streisand. With the title track (originally from "Funny Girl") eventually becoming a classic song and signature Streisand number, the album is indicative of a young talent finding and defining herself. The standards and showtunes are given that Streisand touch, with her humorous shtick showing on "When In Rome (Do As The Romans Do)." Yet the Broadway-like radiance is interwoven with that VOICE. "How Does The Wine Taste?" and "My Lord And Master" mark the emergence of a truly original vocal style. Barbra gets gritty in "Supper Time" and entrancing in "Autumn." PEOPLE is a fabulous record and an excellent representation of Streisand's early work.