Barbra Streisand’s ‘Higher Ground’

Barbra Streisand’s ‘Higher Ground’ is her twenty seventh (and , her first in four years) studio album released on November 11, 1997.

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Track Listing : 1.I Believe/You’Ll Never Walk Alone (Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman, Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 06:12 . 2.Higher Ground (Kent Agee, Steve Dorff, George Green) – 04:24 . 3.At The Same Time (Ann Hampton Callaway) – 04:18 . 4.Tell Him (Walter Afanasieff, David Foster, Linda Thompson) – 04:52 . 5.On Holy Ground (Geron Davis) – 06:14 . 6.If I Could (Ken Hirsch, Ron Miller, Marti Sharron) – 04:25 . 7.Circle (Jud Friedman, Cynthia Weil) – 04:15 . 8.The Water Is Wide/Deep River (Traditional) – 05:33 . 9.Leading With Your Heart (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch) – 03:33 . 10.Lessons To Be Learned (Dorothy Sea Gazeley, Marsha Malamet, Alan Rich) – 04:43 . 11.Everything Must Change (Bernard Ighner) – 04:05 . 12.Avinu Malkeinu (Max Janowski) – 04:07

Musicians : Barbra Streisand – Vocals . Celine Dion – Vocals On (4) . Reggie Hamilton – Bass . Neil Stubenhaus – Bass . Simon Franglen – Drum Programming . Walter Afanasieff – Bass,Drum Programming, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizer . Scott Frankfurt – Drum Programming, Keyboards, Percussion Programming, Synthesizer . John “J.R.” Robinson – Drums . Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards, Piano . Dann Huff – Guitar . Dean Parks – Guitar (Acoustic) . Marc Mann – Keyboards . Mark Mann – Keyboards . Byron Smith – Organ (Hammond) . Pete Escovedo – Percussion . Peter Michael Escovedo – Percussion . Bob Zimitti – Percussion . Randy Waldman – Piano . Dan Shea – Programming, Sound Design . Eric Rigler – Uillean Pipes . Marvin Hamlisch – Conductor . William Ross – Conductor . Jeremy Lubbock – Conductor, Keyboards . Mervyn Warren – Conductor, Piano . David Foster – Keyboards, Synthesizer . Alex Brown – Vocals (Background) . Jim Gilstrap – Vocals (Background) . Phillip Ingram – Vocals (Background) . Carole Lombard Children’S Choir – Vocals (Background) . Jessica Williams – Vocals (Background) . Doug Anderson – Choir/Chorus . Maxi Anderson – Choir/Chorus . Jeff Araluce – Choir/Chorus . Lauren Azeltine – Choir/Chorus . Mark Beasom – Choir/Chorus . Samela Beasom – Choir/Chorus . Billy Beck – Choir/Chorus . Carmen Carter – Choir/Chorus . Meg Gister – Choir/Chorus . Lisa Graham – Choir/Chorus . Carl Graves – Choir/Chorus . Susan Holsonbake – Choir/Chorus . Ed Levy – Choir/Chorus . Susan Mills – Choir/Chorus . Kristle Murden – Choir/Chorus . Lisa Naulls – Choir/Chorus . Greg Parker – Choir/Chorus . Yoav Steven Paskowitz – Choir/Chorus . Daniel Plaster – Choir/Chorus . Joel Pressman – Choir/Chorus . Jeffrey Ramsey – Choir/Chorus . John St. Marie – Choir/Chorus . Bill Airey Smith – Choir/Chorus . Janet Smith – Choir/Chorus . Carmen Twillie – Choir/Chorus . Wil Wheaton – Choir/Chorus . Sara Willard – Choir/Chorus . Yvonne Williams – Choir/Chorus . Lynn Davis – Choir/Chorus, Vocals (Background)

Production : Produced By Barbra Streisand, Walter Afanasieff, David Foster, Arif Mardin, Jeremy Lubbock, Mervyn Warren . John Aguto – Engineer . Jeff Balding – Engineer . Stuart Brawley – Engineer . Chris Brooke – Engineer . Dana Jon Chappelle – Engineer . Greg Dennon – Engineer . Norm Dlugatch – Engineer . Felipe Elgueta – Engineer . Mark Eshelman – Engineer . Paul J. Falcone – Engineer . David Gleeson – Engineer . Dominic Gonzales – Engineer . Tony Gonzalez – Engineer . Troy Gonzalez – Engineer . Andy Grassi – Engineer . Eric Greedy – Engineer . Mark Hagen – Engineer . Tyson Leeper – Engineer . Glen Marchese – Engineer . Pete Matthews – Engineer . Sue Mclean – Engineer . Jon Mooney – Engineer . Jonathan Mooney – Engineer . Shawn Murphy – Engineer . Michael O’Reilly – Engineer . Michael Parnin – Engineer . Ethan Schofer – Engineer . Greg Thompson – Engineer . Patrick Weber – Engineer . Paul Wertheimer – Engineer . Frank Wolf – Engineer . Humberto Gatica – Engineer, Mixing . Dave Reitzas – Engineer, Mixing . Vladimir Meller – Mastering . Vlado Meller – Mastering . Frank Filipetti – Mixing . Mick Guzauski – Mixing

Package : Barbra Streisand – Liner Notes . Nancy Donald – Art Direction . Randee Saint Nicholas – Cover Photo, Photography . Firooz Zahedi – Photography

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Released On November 11, 1997 By Columbia.

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allmusic
As Barbra Streisand‘s first studio album of mainstream pop material in nine years, Higher Ground is something of an oddity. ..Streisand has crafted a record that she intended as a tribute to the power of music as prayer. It’s an ambitious project, but for the most part it works, achieving a surprising grace. […]

Entertainment Weekly
There are enough inspirational messages in Higher Ground to make Tony Robbins blush. […]

kt24 @ rateYourMusic
…there are certain tracks that make you believe for a while that Barbra Streisand is not just a Grand Diva but a true singer with heart and passion. This rare quality puts “Higher Ground” a step above most of her studio releases. […]

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