“Love Is the Answer,” Barbra Streisand`s New One Is Out Today!

September 29, 2009 by  
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Barbara StreisandBarbra Streisand`s new one, Love Is the Answer, is out today on Columbia, of course. It has twelve songs and a bonus track, You Must Believe In Spring. It is a collection of jazzy, mellow standards, such as Make Someone Happy and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. Also included is one that Frank Sinatra made famous, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning. It is produced by Diana Krall, the pianist, arranger and songwriter.barbara streisand ii

Barbra is backed by a jazz quartet and there are orchestral parts, arranged by Johnny Mandell and William Ross, added to the mixed. A deluxe edition includes only Barbra`s vocals and the jazz quartet, harkening back to her earlier cabaret days. Streisand did a performance at the Village Vanguard on Friday, some forty-eight years after she opened for Miles Davis. *(sources-Wikipedia and A Fine Instrument, a Classic Instinct by Anthony Tommasini in New York Times-September 27, 2009)