Barbra Streisand’s ‘Partners’

Barbra Streisand’s ‘Partners’ is her thirty-fourth studio album devoted to vocal duets and released on September 16, 2014.

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Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) – 04:23 . 2.People (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 04:14 . 3.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen) – 04:11 . 4.Evergreen (Paul Williams, Barbra Streisand) – 03:14 . 5.New York State Of Mind (Billy Joel) – 04:47 . 6.I’D Want It To Be You (Steve Dorff, Jay Landers, Bobby Tomberlin) – 04:05 . 7.The Way We Were (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch) – 04:29 . 8.I Still Can See Your Face (Bernie Herms, Jay Landers, Charlie Midnight) – 04:13 . 9.How Deep Is The Ocean (Irving Berlin) – 04:18 . 10.What Kind Of Fool (Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten) – 04:43 . 11.Somewhere (Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein) – 04:05 . 12.Love Me Tender (Ken Darby, W. W. Fosdick, George R. Poulton) – 03:31

Musicians : Barbra Streisand – Vocals . Michael Bublé – Vocals On (1) . Stevie Wonder – Harmonica, Vocals On (2) . John Mayer – Guitar, Vocals On (3) . Babyface – Vocals On (4) . Billy Joel – Vocals On (5) . Blake Shelton – Vocals On (6) . Lionel Richie – Vocals On (7) . Andrea Bocelli – Vocals On (8) . Jason Gould – Vocals On (9) . John Legend – Vocals On (10) . Josh Groban – Vocals On (11) . Elvis Presley – Vocals On (12) . Chuck Berghoffer – Bass . Rickey Minor – Bass . Walter Afanasieff – Bass, Concertina, Guitar, Mandolin, Piano, Rhythm Programming, Synthesizer . Bernie Herms – Piano, Rhythm Programming, Synthesizer . William Ross – Conductor . Teddy Campbell – Drums . Peter Erskine – Drums . Michael Ripoll – Guitar . Dean Parks – Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar . Randy Waldman – Piano

Production : Produced By Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Barbra Streisand, Walter Afanasieff, Bernie Herms . Steve Genewick – Assistant Engineer . Jochem Van Der Saag – Editing, Mixing . Paul Boutin – Engineer . Adrian Bradford – Engineer . Tyler Gordon – Engineer . Greg Loskorn – Engineer . Dennis St. Armand – Engineer . Armin Steiner – Engineer . Tommy Vicari – Engineer . Dave Reitzas – Engineer, Mastering, Mixing . Kevin Globerman – Engineer, Pro-Tools . Larry Mah – Engineer, Pro-Tools . Adam Ayan – Mastering . Ryan Robinson – Engineer

Package : Gabrielle Raumberger – Art Direction . Barbra Streisand – Art Direction . Barbra Streisand – Liner Notes . Jay Landers – Photography . Teresa Kim – Design . Dave Reitzas – Photography . Renata Buser – Photography . Kenny Edmonds – Photography . Russell James – Photography . Jason Merritt – Photography . Myrna Suarez – Photography

Recorded 2013 – 2014.

Released On September 16, 2014 By Sony.

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The Telegraph
Barbra Streisand, Partners, review: ‘desperate’Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind loses its everyman bluesiness, while the way she cosies up to Elvis’s oblivious bones on Love me Tender does nothing to enhance the reputation of the posthumous duet. […]

Hallels
So, in the meantime, how does “Partners” fare? There are definitely tracks Streisand and her cohorts excel; this includes the lead single and the duet with Michael Buble “It Had to be You.” Though Streisand had first recorded this classic 50 years ago, her rendition today is still as poised. […]

Idolator
From an intimate face-to-face pairing in front of a massive orchestra with Michael Buble to the raw eroticism between the hypnotized diva and John Mayer as he hungrily strums his guitar, it’s clear that Miss Barbra has her fair share of smitten song partners. […]

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