jakub | October 27, 2023

Evergreens, Celebrating Barbra Streisand’s 6 Decades as a Columbia Artist, Features 22 Tracks


Barbra Streisand fans are in for a treat October 27—actually two.

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music
Entertainment, releases two different Streisand projects: Evergreens: Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records and Yentl: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.

Both recordings are available digitally and on CD and can be ordered by clicking here and here. Take a listen to the 2023 remix of “Evergreen (Love
Theme from A Star Is Born)” by clicking here.

READ: Barbra Streisand Memoir Sets Fall Release

Evergreens, which
celebrates Streisand’s 60th anniversary as a Columbia artist,
features 22 songs, selected by the EGOT winner as favorites from her career. Target is offering an exclusive version on pink vinyl.

Yentl commemorates the 40th anniversary of the release of the Oscar-winning soundtrack to the film, which Streisand starred in, directed, wrote, and produced. The recording is offered on vinyl as a Barnes & Noble exclusive on two discs. Disc one features the original Yentl
soundtrack, and disc two features 15 tracks that Streisand recorded as demos
or alternate versions. Ten demos were recorded in her living room on
a stereo cassette deck, with Streisand narrating the introduction to each
track; she is accompanied  by Michel Legrand on piano.

A previously unreleased track from the Yentl soundtrack, “Papa, Can You Hear Me?,” was released earlier this month. This recording, long stored in Streisand’s music vault, is an alternate version of the Oscar-nominated song, produced by Phil Ramone and arranged by Dave Grusin.

Both albums were supervised and feature liner notes by Jay
Landers.

Streisand has recorded 52 gold, 31 platinum, and 13 multi-platinum
albums, achieving No. 1 albums in each of the six consecutive decades.
She is the only artist ever to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy,
Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts, and
Peabody awards, as well as France's Legion d’Honneur, the American Film
Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is the first female film
director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2015, President Barack
Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The complete track listings follow.

Evergreens: Celebrating Six Decades on Columbia Records

1. I’ll Tell The Man in the Street (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)

(The Barbra Streisand Album – 1963)

2. Bewitched (Bothered and Bewildered) (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)

(The Third Album – 1964)

3. Absent Minded Me (Jule Styne/Bob Merrill)

(People – 1964)

4. The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster)

(My Name Is Barbra, Two… – 1965)

5. Where or When (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart)

(Color Me Barbra – 1966)

6. Ma Première Chanson (Barbra Streisand/Eddy Marnay)

(Je m’appelle Barbra – 1966)

7. I Don’t Know Where I Stand (Joni Mitchell)

(Stoney End – 1971)

8. I Never Meant to Hurt You (Laura Nyro)

(Barbra Joan Streisand – 1971)

9. Letters That Cross in the Mail (Rupert Holmes)

(Lazy Afternoon – 1975)

10. Answer Me (Barbra Streisand/Paul Williams/Kenny Ascher)

(Superman – 1977)

11. Tomorrow (Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin)

(Songbird – 1978)

12. Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II)

(The Broadway Album – 1986)

13. Two People (Barbra Streisand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman)

(Till I Loved You –
1988)

14. Some Enchanted Evening (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II)

(Back to Broadway – 1993)

15. I Believe (Ervin Drake/Irvin Graham/Jimmy Shirl/Al Stillman)

(Higher Ground – 1997, previously unreleased)

16. Isn’t It a Pity? (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin)

(A Love Like Ours –
1999)

17. Moon River (Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer)

(The Movie Album –
2003)

18. Here’s to Life (Orchestra version) (Artie Butler/Phyllis Molinary)

(Love Is the Answer – 2009)

19. The Windmills of Your Mind (Michel Legrand/Alan and Marilyn Bergman)

(What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman – 2011)

20. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) with Anthony Newley (Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse)

(Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway – 2016)

21. Lady Liberty (Desmond Child)

(Walls – 2018)

22. Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born) (Barbra Streisand/Paul Williams)

1976 vocal produced by Barbra Streisand and Phil Ramone

2023 version produced and arranged by Walter Afanasieff and Barbra Streisand

Yentl: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Disc One:

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1. Where Is It Written?

2. Papa, Can You Hear Me?

3. This Is One of Those Moments

4. No Wonder

5. The Way He Makes Me Feel

6. No Wonder (Part Two)

7. Tomorrow Night

8. Will Someone Every Look at Me That Way?

9. No Matter What Happens

10. No Wonder (reprise)

11. A Piece of Sky

12. The Way He Makes Me Feel (studio version)

13. No Matter What Happens (studio version)

Disc Two:
The Audition Tapes & More

(Tracks 1-9: Barbra Streisand accompanied by Michel Legrand)

1. Where Is It Written? (demo)

2. Papa, Can You Hear Me? (demo)

3. The Way He Makes Me Feel (demo)

4. Several Sins a Day (demo)

5. No Wonder (demo) with Marilyn Bergman

6. Tomorrow Night (demo)

7. Will Someone Ever look At Me This Way? (demo) with Michel Lagrand

8. The Moon and I (demo)

9. A Piece of Sky (demo)

10. Papa, Can You Hear Me? (studio version)

11. Several Sins a Day (studio version)

12. Where Is It Written? (with Rabbinical chorus)

13. Papa, Can You Hear Me? (single version)

14. This Is One of Those Moments (reprise)

15. End Title (instrumental medley)

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