Streisand Scores Another #1 Debut With 'One Night Only' - DVD Legend's Return To Cabaret Performance Tops Music DVD Chart
May 12, 2010
After reigning for three weeks atop the 2009 music DVD charts in 2009 with her three disc offering, "Streisand The Concerts," Barbra Streisand returned to the #1 spot for the week ending May 11 with Columbia Records' "One Night Only - Barbra Streisand And Quartet At The Village Vanguard - September 26, 2009." Last fall she achieved her 9th Number One Album on the Billboard records charts with the Columbia release, "Love Is The Answer," which marked her 5th consecutive decade in which she earned a #1 album.
One of the most celebrated concert performances of recent years, a one-time only event witnessed by little more than one hundred lottery-selected Barbra Streisand fans, "One Night Only" was made available on DVD and DVD/CD Combo Pack as well as Blu-Ray Disc. It covers the entire experience of Ms. Streisand's first cabaret performance in 48 years. The extraordinary event coincided with release of her Number One charting album "Love Is The Answer" last September, which became the 51st Gold Record, along with her 30 Platinum titles, for the leading album-selling female recording artist of all time as noted by the RIAA. With the new "One Night Only," the CD is a limited edition available only in the DVD/CD Combo Pack.
Streisand's recent prominence on DVD charts, included her two disc Director's Extended Edition of "Yentl," one of the top motion picture DVD offerings of last year.
An absorbing dream-come-true you-are-there high definition audio-visual document of Streisand's first cabaret performance in 48 years, "One Night Only - Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard - September 26, 2009" immerses the home viewer in a tiny West Village nightclub, privy to the best sight lines and sound imaginable, to share an exclusive and intimate evening that prompted the New York Times to marvel, "Concerts by Ms. Streisand are rare, but the scale of Saturday's show was exceptional enough to briefly upend the natural social order of celebrity events..." Ms. Streisand was booked for one night at the Vanguard -- legal capacity 123, absurdly small for an artist who has sold over 71 million albums in the United States alone.
"One Night Only" was Executive Produced by Barbra Streisand and Martin Erlichman.
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