Barbra Streisand’s ‘The Broadway Album’ is her twenty-fourth studio album released on November 5, 1985 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Putting It Together (Stephen Sondheim) – 04:20 . 2.If I Loved You (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 02:38 . 3.Something’S Coming (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 02:55 . 4.Not While I’M Around (Stephen Sondheim) – 03:29 . 5.Being Alive (Stephen Sondheim) – 03:23 . 6.I Have Dreamed/We Kiss In A Shadow/Something Wonderful (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 04:50 . 7.Adelaide’S Lament (Frank Loesser) – 03:25 . 8.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) – 04:42 . 9.Pretty Women/The Ladies Who Lunch (Stephen Sondheim) – 05:09 . 10.Can’T Help Lovin’ That Man (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) – 03:31 . 11.I Loves You Porgy/Porgy, I’S Your Woman Now (Bess, You Is My Woman) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) – 04:35 . 12.Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 04:56
Musicians : Barbra Streisand – Vocals . Sydney Pollack – Actor . David Geffen – Actor . Peter Matz – Conductor . Chuck Berghofer – Bass . Oscar Castro-Neves – Guitar . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Earl Dumler – Horn, Oboe . Bob Esty – Keyboards . David Foster – Synthesizer, Keyboards . Sol Gubin – Drums . Gary Herbig – Alto Saxophone . Randy Kerber – Piano . Jeremy Lubbock – Strings, Conductor . Brian O’Connor – French Horn . Steve Schaeffer – Drums . Neil Stubenhaus – Bass, Bass Guitar . Richard Todd – French Horn . Randy Waldman – Synthesizer, Keyboards . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica . Michael Boddicker – Programming, Synthesizer Programming . Rhett Lawrence – Programming, Keyboard Programming
Production : Produced By Richard Baskin, Bob Esty, David Foster, Paul Jabara, Peter Matz, Kim Skalecki, Barbra Streisand . John Arrias – Engineer, Remixing . Israel Baker – Concert Mastering . Conrad Salinger – Original Orchestrations . Alexander Courage – Orchestration . Sid Ramin – Orchestration . Benny Faccone – Engineer . Humberto Gatica – Engineer . Don Hahn – Engineer . Gregg Jampol – Assistant Engineer . Laura Livingston – Engineer . Jeremy Lubbock – Orchestration . Stephen Marcussen – Mastering . Magic Moreno – Engineer . Randy Waldman – Arranger, Assistant Engineer . Jay Willis – Engineer . Jeffrey “Woody” Woodruff – Assistant Engineer
Package : Alan Bergman – Liner Notes . Marilyn Bergman – Liner Notes
Recorded July–August 1985.
Released On November 5, 1985 By Columbia.
The result was an album that repositioned some of Broadway’s best in a pop context and showed that Streisand was still at her best when presenting the dramatically satisfying story songs of the theater. […]
I had hopes for this record, honest. I certainly prefer the show tunes of her flowering to the “rock” (and schlock) of her Hollywood phaseand I enjoy discovering musical-comedy gems my normal interests would never steer me to. But unearthing gems is not Barbra’s purpose. […]
Barbra Streisand Archives
Barbra Streisand said, “One reason I made The Broadway Album is that I felt I had to stop recording songs that any number of other people could sing as well if not better than I could … It was time for me to do something I truly believed in. This is the music I love, it is where I came from, it is my roots.” […]