Barbra Streisand’s ‘Love Is the Answer’

Barbra Streisand’s ‘Love Is the Answer’ is an album (produced by Diana Krall) of jazz standards with Krall on piano, released on September 29, 2009.

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Track Listing : 1.Here’S To Life (Artie Butler, Phyllis Molinary) – 04:35 . 2.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (Bob Hilliard, David Mann) – 04:02 . 3.Gentle Rain (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) – 04:19 . 4.If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas) (Jacques Brel, Rod Mckuen) – 04:14 . 5.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 04:32 . 6.Make Someone Happy (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 04:08 . 7.Where Do You Start? (Johnny Mandel, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 04:26 . 8.A Time For Love (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) – 05:12 . 9.Here’S That Rainy Day (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 05:04 . 10.Love Dance (Ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams) – 04:43 . 11.Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) – 04:22 . 12.Some Other Time (Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green) – 04:43 . 13.You Must Believe In Spring (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) – 04:04

Musicians : Barbra Streisand – Vocals . Diana Krall – Piano . Jeff – Hamilton – Drums . John Clayton – Bass . Anthony Wilson – Guitar . Robert Hurst – Bass (1 – 2 – 6 – 11) . Tamir Hendelman – Piano (1 – 2 – 6 – 11 – 12) . Alan Broadbent – Piano (5 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Bill Charlap – Piano (13) . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion (3 – 10)

Production : Produced By Diana Krall, Tommy Lipuma . Steve Genewick – Engineer . William Ross – Conductor . Al Schmitt – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Barbra Streisand – Liner Notes . Diana Krall – Liner Notes . Jay Landers – Liner Notes . Mary Maurer – Photography

Recorded 2008–2009.

Released September 29, 2009 By Columbia.

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Blogcritics
Streisand negotiates the terrain with masterful ease – there’s no question she still has enormous power to spare in those famous pipes, but here she reins it all in, with only occasional glimpses of her ability to overpower an orchestra. […]

Digital Spy
Krall’s production is tasteful throughout, shrowding but not crowding Streisand with elegant orchestral flourishes and jazzy piano solosand there are few changes of tempo – just a couple of tracks, […]

allmusic
And with the arrangements of maestro Johnny Mandel simply drawing occasional shading around Streisand’s expressive voice — and often leaving her voice as the only instrument — the album goes well beyond the usual saloon-song tropes to become a heart-wrenching experience with virtually every song. […]

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