Barbra Streisand records ‘A Happening In Central Park,’ her first live album (1967)

Barbra Streisand’s ‘A Happening In Central Park’ is her first live album recorded on June 17, 1967 in Central Park in New York in front of 135,000 people and released in September, 1968 By Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.I Can See It (Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) – 02:58 . 2.Love Is Like A New Born Child (Chris Brown) – 02:55 . 3.Folk Monologue/Value (Jeffrey D. Harris) – 04:45 . 4.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) – 03:05 . 5.People (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 04:43 . 6.He Touched Me (Ira Levin, Milton Schaeffer) – 03:07 . 7.Medley: Marty The Martian/The Sound Of Music/Mississippi Mud/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Jeffrey D. Harris/Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii/Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh/J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 02:40 . 8.Natural Sounds (Lan O’Kun) – 03:08 . 9.Second Hand Rose (James F. Hanley, Grant Clarke) – 03:01 . 10.Sleep In Heavenly Peace (Silent Night) (Franz Gruber, John Freeman Young) – 03:34 . 11.Happy Days Are Here Again (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) – 03:19

Musicians : Barbra Streisand – Vocals

Production : Produced By Jack Gold . Edward T. Graham – Engineer . Arthur Kendy – Engineer . Phil Macy – Engineer . Warren Vincent – Sound Supervision . Stan Weiss – Engineer

Recorded On June 17, 1967 At Central Park In New York.

Released In September, 1968 By Columbia.


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The Barbra Streisand Forum
I believe that there were no concessions in the park. Nowhere to buy a program and there were definitely no tee shirts or hats. I also think they didn’t get around to selling sodas and food until years later for concert events. This was really a case where you were encouraged to bring your own picnic and fend for yourself […]


Barbra Streisand’s ‘A Happening In Central Park’


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