Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits


Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits

Infobox Album |
Name = Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits
Type = compilation
Artist = Barbra Streisand


Released = January 1970
Recorded = 1963-1968
Genre = Pop
Length = 32:21
Label = Columbia
Producer = Mike Berniker, Robert Mersey, Ettore Stratta, Jack Gold, Warren Vincent
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3pftxqe5ldhe~T1 link]
Last album = "What About Today?"
(1969)
This album = "Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits"
(1970)
Next album = "Stoney End"
(1971)

"Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits" is a compilation album by Barbra Streisand. It was released in January, 1970 (see 1970 in music). It was her first compilation album and was released on Columbia records (catalog no. 9968).

Album Information

"Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits" includes many of her biggest charting songs such as “People” which had reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Second Hand Rose” which peaked at #32 on that chart. It also includes “Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long” which had never before been released on an album. The album would reach #32 on the Billboard 200 and would be certified double-platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing

#“People” (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) – 3:39
#*This song had been released on "People".
#“Second Hand Rose” (Grant Clarke, J.F. Hanly) – 2:08
#*This song had been released on "My Name Is Barbra, Two...".
#“Why Did I Choose You” (Michael Leonard, Herbert Martin) – 2:49
#*This song had been released on "My Name Is Barbra".
#“He Touched Me” (Ira Levin, Milton Schafer) – 3:08
#*This song had been released on "My Name Is Barbra, Two...".
#“Free Again” (R. Colby, Mark Jourdan, A. Canfora, J. Baselli) – 3:40
#*This song had been released as a single in 1966.
#“Don't Rain on My Parade” (Styne, Merrill) – 2:44
#*This song had been released on the soundtrack to "Funny Girl".
#“My Coloring Book” (Fred Ebb, John Kander) – 4:09
#*This song had been released on "The Second Barbra Streisand Album".
#“Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long” (Smiley Lewis, Victor Young, F. Whitehouse, Milton Berle) – 2:04
#*This song had been released as a single in 1966.
#“My Man” (Jaques Charles, Channing Pollock, Albert Willemetz, Maurice Yvain) – 2:55
#*This song had been released on "My Name Is Barbra".
#“Gotta Move” (Peter Matz) – 1:58
#*This song had been released on "The Second Barbra Streisand Album".
#“Happy Days Are Here Again” (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) – 3:07
#*This song had been released on "The Barbra Streisand Album", but this version is from "A Happening in Central Park".

Personnel

*Mike Bernikerproducer (tracks 1, 7, and 10)
*Don Costaarranger & conductor (track 4)
*Jack Gold – producer (tracks 6 & 11)
*Frank Laico – engineer
*Michel Legrand – arranger & conductor (track 5)
*Peter Matz – arranger & conductor (tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, and 10)
*Robert Mersey – producer (tracks 2, 3, 4, 9)
*Lawrence Schiller – cover photo
*Ettore Stratta – producer (track 5)
*Barbra Streisand – vocals
*Warren Vincent – producer (track 8), sound supervisor
*Stan Weiss – engineer

References

*cite book| title = Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits album liner notes | publisher = Columbia Records
*cite web |url= http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3pftxqe5ldhe~T0 |title= Greatest Hits – Barbra Streisand |accessdate= 2007-07-18 |work= All Media Guide, LLC

External links

*http://www.bjsmusic.com/grhits1.html


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