Barbra Streisand records her debut album : ‘The Barbra Streisand Album’ for Columbia (1963)

‘The Barbra Streisand Album’ is her debut album (in both mono and stereo) recorded on January 23-25, 1963 and released on February 25, 1963 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) – 03:37 . 2.My Honey’S Lovin’ Arms (Joseph Meyer, Harry Ruby) – 02:14 . 3.I’Ll Tell The Man In The Street (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 03:09 . 4.A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) – 02:51 . 5.Who’S Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? (Frank Churchill, Ann Ronell) – 02:35 . 6.Soon It’S Gonna Rain (Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) – 03:44 . 1.Happy Days Are Here Again (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) – 03:04 . 2.Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now (Andy Razaf, Thomas Waller) – 02:11 . 3.Much More (Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) – 03:02 . 4.Come To The Supermarket In Old Peking (Cole Porter) – 01:56 . 5.A Sleepin’ Bee (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 04:21

Musicians :

Production : Produced By Mike Berniker . Peter Matz — Arrangements . Fred Plaut — Engineer . Frank Lacio — Engineer

Package : John Berg — Design . Hank Parker — Photography . Harold Arlen — Liner Notes

Recorded On 23–25 January 1963.

Released On February 25, 1963 By Columbia.

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Barbra-Archives.com
“When I first auditioned for Goddard Lieberson [Columbia’s president],” Streisand related in 1964, “he said I wouldn’t sell records, that I was much too special, that I would appeal only to a small clique who would dig me. But the first album went right on the chartsand the second one is on the charts too. Everyone was surprised. But I always knew it would happen this way. People were ready for me.” […]

examiner.com
Remembering ‘The Barbra Streisand Album,’ Streisand’s legendary recording debutPerhaps the most famous popular song on “The Barbra Streisand Album” was “Cry Me A River,” which she sang in a completely unique way that separated her from any other singer’s interpretation. “Happy Days Are Here Again” was well known, but only as an uptempo ditty associated with the Democratic party. […]

allmusic
The Barbra Streisand Album is an essential recording in the field of pop vocals because it redefines that genre in contemporary terms. (The Barbra Streisand Album won Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Best Female Vocal Performanceand Best Album Cover.) […]

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