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 Duets 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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