Columbia Records to Release New Barbra Streisand Album, Duets


     Definitive Career-Spanning Collection Includes 17 Classic Vocal
           Collaborations & Two Newly-Recorded Superstar Duets

 New Duet With Barry Manilow, 'I Won't Be The One To Let Go,' To Premiere
     Exclusively on AOL Music's 'First Listen' on Monday, November 4

                Duets Album In Stores Tuesday, November 26

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records will release the new Barbra Streisand album, Duets, a comprehensive career-spanning collection of superstar vocal collaborations and two newly-recorded duets including "All I Know Of Love" and "I Won't Be The One To Let Go," a duet with Barry Manilow recorded specifically for this album. Duets will be available Tuesday, November 26.

Over the past five decades, Barbra Streisand has performed duets with the greatest vocalists in pop music history from Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra through Neil Diamond and Johnny Mathis to Celine Dion and Barry Gibb and beyond. Many of these -- including "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" with Neil Diamond and "Guilty" with Barry Gibb -- have been massive chart-topping hits while others have been treasured by fans and collectors. Duets brings together, for the first time on one album, virtually all of Ms. Streisand's extraordinary vocal collaborations beginning with her groundbreaking and revelatory performance of "Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again," recorded during a 1963 appearance on "The Judy Garland Show," through her newly recorded duet with Barry Manilow.

The full-length version of "I Won't Be The One To Let Go," Barbra Streisand's new duet with Barry Manilow, will premiere exclusively as an audio stream on AOL Music's "First Listen" on Monday, November 4. AOL Keyword: First Listen.

Having received Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace and Peabody Awards (among numerous others), Barbra Streisand is truly a Renaissance woman with her extraordinary popularity now entering its fifth decade. She is the highest-selling female recording artist ever, the only artist to have had a #1 album in each of the past four decades. Consistently releasing #1 albums over a period of nearly 40 years, she has achieved the greatest longevity of success of any recording artist or group. Barbra Streisand has set a series of unprecedented sales records with her recordings: to date, 47 of her albums and 8 of her singles have earned RIAA gold certifications; 28 of her albums and 5 of her singles have earned platinum certifications; 13 of her albums have broken into multi-platinum territory. In addition, she has earned 5 gold, 1 platinum, and 2 multi-platinum certifications for her video releases. Her unbroken string of successes began when her debut album, The Barbra Streisand Album, became the nation's top-selling record by a female vocalist in 1963 and has continued unabated through the release of Christmas Memories, which was certified gold and platinum by the RIAA shortly after its release in late 2001.

A recent national poll by the Reuters News Agency named Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra as the favorite female and male singers of the century while the RIAA confirmed her status as the leading female recording artist of the 20th century.

  Barbra Streisand
  Track Listing

  1. I Won't Be The One To Let Go (Duet with Barry Manilow)
  Written by Richard Marx & Barry Manilow
  New Recording - Previously Unreleased
  Barry Manilow appears courtesy of Concord Records

  2.  Guilty (Duet with Barry Gibb)
  Written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
  Taken from Guilty
  Released September, 1980
  Barry Gibb appears courtesy of RSO Records

  3. You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Duet with Neil Diamond)
  Written by Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Neil Diamond
  Taken from Greatest Hits, Volume 2
  Released November, 1978

  4. I Finally Found Someone (Duet with Bryan Adams)
  Written by Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, R.J. Lange & Bryan Adams
  Taken from The Mirror Has Two Faces - Music From The Motion Picture
  Released November, 1996
  Bryan Adams appears courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.

  5. Cryin' Time (Duet with Ray Charles)
  Written by Buck Owens
  Initial television broadcast - November 2, 1973
  Taken from Just For The Record ...
  Released September, 1991

  6. I've Got A Crush On You (Duet with Frank Sinatra)
  Written by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
  Taken from Frank Sinatra - Duets
  Released November, 1993
  (P) 1993 Capitol Records Inc.
  Frank Sinatra appears courtesy Capitol Records, Inc.

  7. Tell Him (Duet with Celine Dion)
  Written by David Foster, Linda Thompson & Walter Afanasieff
  Taken from Higher Ground
  Released November, 1987
  Celine Dion appears courtesy of 550 Music/Sony Music
  Entertainment (Canada) Inc.

  8. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (Duet with Donna Summer)
  Written by Paul Jabara & Bruce Roberts
  Taken from Wet
  Released October, 1979
  Donna Summer appears courtesy of Casablanca Records

  9. What Kind Of Fool (Duet with Barry Gibb)
  Written by Barry Gibb & Albhy Galuten
  Taken from Guilty
  Released September, 1980
  Barry Gibb appears courtesy of RSO Records

  10. I Have A Love/One Hand, One Heart (Duet with Johnny Mathis)
  Written by Leonard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim
  Taken from Back To Broadway
  Released June, 1993

  11. One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not A Home
      (Duet with Barbra Streisand)
  Written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
  Taken from Barbra Joan Streisand
  Released August, 1971

  12. Lost Inside Of You (Duet with Kris Kristofferson)
  Written by Barbra Streisand & Leon Russell
  Taken from A Star Is Born - Original Soundtrack
  Released November, 1976

  13. Till I Loved You (Duet with Don Johnson)
  Written by Maury Yeston
  Taken from Till I Loved You
  Released October, 1988
  Don Johnson appears courtesy of Epic Records

  14. Make No Mistake, He's Mine (Duet with Kim Carnes)
  Written by Kim Carnes
  Taken from Emotion
  Released October, 1984
  Kim Carnes appears courtesy of EMI America Records

  15. If You Ever Leave Me (Duet with Vince Gill)
  Written by Richard Marx
  Taken from A Love Like Ours
  Released September, 1999
  Vince Gill appears courtesy of MCA Records Nashville

  16. The Music Of The Night (Duet with Michael Crawford)
  Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe
  Taken from Back To Broadway
  Released June, 1993
  Michael Crawford appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.

  17. Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (Duet with Harold Arlen)
  Written by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
  Taken from Harold sings Arlen (with friend)
  Released March, 1966

  18. Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again (Duet with Judy Garland)
  "Get Happy" written by Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler
  "Happy Days Are Here Again" written by Milton Ager & Jack Yellen
  Live from The Judy Garland Show, October 6, 1963
  Taken from Just For The Record ...
  Released September, 1991

  19. All I Know Of Love
  Written by David Foster & Linda Thompson
  New Recording - Previously Unreleased

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