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Barbra Streisand - The Broadway Album (1985)
Artist: Barbra Streisand
Title Of Album: The Broadway Album
Year Of Release: 1985
Label: CBS/Sony [CDCBS 86322]
Country: USA
Genre: Pop, Vocal, Stage & Screen
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue+.log) | Mp3
Bitrate: Lossless | CBR 320 kbps
Time: 48:00
Full Size: 441 MB | 184 MB (Scans)

Review by William Ruhlmann:
Barbra Streisand's abandonment of Broadway was the worst thing that happened to the theater in the '60s. Her retreat from theater music on record was less of a loss, if only because she had tended to focus on second-rank composers and obscure songs by first-rate ones, while practically ignoring, for example, Stephen Sondheim. When she returned to show songs in 1985, she reversed these failings. Now, the singer who had never done much with Rodgers & Hammerstein, Frank Loesser, George Gershwin, or Jerome Kern finally felt confident enough to take on "If I Loved You" from Carousel, "Adelaide's Lament" from Guys and Dolls, "Can't Help Lovin' That Man" from Showboat, and a medley from Porgy and Bess, and she did them well. Even better, on seven tracks with Sondheim's name on them, she proved the perfect intepreter of the most contemporary and intellectual of Broadway's writers, whether singing his lyrics over the music of Leonard Bernstein (another composer she'd largely neglected) from West Side Story or making the most of material drawn from shows like Company, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park With George. Sondheim collaborated with Streisand, penning special lyrics for songs like "Putting It Together" and even his standard, "Send in the Clowns." The result was an album that repositioned some of Broadway's best in a pop context and showed that Streisand was still at her best when presenting the dramatically satisfying story songs of the theater. Apparently, many longtime fans agreed: At sales over three million, The Broadway Album was Streisand's most commercially successful album in five years.

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine.


01. Putting It Together (from "Sunday in the Park with George") - 04:21
(Stephen Sondheim)
02. If I Loved You (from "Carousel") - 02:38
(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)
03. Something"s Coming (from "West Side Story") - 02:55
(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)
04. Not While I"m Around (from "Sweeney Todd") - 03:29
(Stephen Sondheim)
05. Being Alive (from "Company") - 03:23
(Stephen Sondheim)
06. I Have Dreamed/We Kiss In A Shadow/Something Wonderful (from "The King and I") - 04:51
(Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)
07. Adelaide"s Lament (from "Guys and Dolls") [CD Bonus Track] - 03:26
(Frank Loesser)
08. Send In The Clowns (from "A Little Night Music") - 04:42
(Stephen Sondheim)
09. Pretty Women/The Ladies Who Lunch (from "Sweeney Todd"/"Company") - 05:09
(Stephen Sondheim)
10. Can"t Help Lovin" That Man (from "Show Boat") - 03:30
(Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern)
11. I Loves You Porgy/Porgy, I"s Your Woman Now (Bess, You Is My Woman) (from "Porgy and Bess") - 04:35
(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward)
12. Somewhere (from "West Side Story") - 04:56
(Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim)

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