Barbra Streisand’s last album, “Love Is the Answer”, was her ninth #1 hit, making her the only artist to have a number 1 album in five different decades. With her latest album, “What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman” she might be about to top her own record.
The Bergman’s have written some of popular music’s biggest hits, and Streisand will be singing some of the most famous that she’s never recorded before: the Academy Award-winning song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair, “So Many Stars” which was a hit for Sergio Mendes & Brazil 1966, “Nice ‘n’ Easy” as popularized by Frank Sinatra, and “That Face”, first recorded by Fred Astaire.
On the deluxe edition of “What Matters Most” are ten previously released performances of Streisand singing Bergman classics like “The Way We Were”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “Papa Can You Hear Me?” and “Pieces of Dreams”.
“What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman,” will be released August 23 by Sony Corp.’s Columbia Records.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.