Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Second Barbra Streisand Album
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Second Barbra Streisand Album came out not too long after Barbra's first record album; she had become wildly popular almost overnight. That's very much to her credit. This album features Barbra at her peak--although, then again, it's tough to think of Barbra Streisand NOT singing at her peak! The quality of the sound is excellent and the artwork is terrific.
"Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" starts the album off with Barbra singing this so very well; the music that accompanies her fits in perfectly to make this number a strong beginning for this album. Barbra sings this with some great tempo changes and her voice is extremely vibrant--I love it! "Down With Love" again features Barbra Streisand squarely in the spotlight--and that was certainly right where she belonged and still belongs! Barbra sings "Down With Love" without a superfluous note and the horn solo is very beautifully done; this all works wonders for this classic love song. Terrific! There's also a stunning rendition of "Who Will Buy?" that gets the royal treatment from Barbra as she sings this with great sensitivity and panache. The beautiful music in the background fits in perfectly with Barbra's vocals to make "Who Will Buy?" a very well done number.
"When The Sun Comes Out" has Barbra giving this ballad a passionate delivery that strikes you as very special the instant you hear it; her voice is clear as a bell and her excellent diction enhances her performance even further! "When The Sun Comes Out" is easily a major highlight of this album. Listen also for "Gotta Move;" this tune has some great singing from Streisand and the percussion works so well--as do the strings. Barbra sings of a woman who needs to find a new man who will love her just the way she is; and that's certainly something many people can relate to sooner or later in life.
"My Coloring Book" is a ballad that stuns me with its beauty and deep sensitivity; Barbra sings very sweetly of a woman's emotions and experiences and the violin is very pretty. "Lover, Come Back To Me" has a strong big band musical arrangement and Barbra gives this her all by delving into the tune and coming up fresh and perfectly able to convey every subtle nuance of the lyrics to this ballad. "I Stayed Too Long At The Fair" gets another touching treatment from Barbra Streisand; and her second album ends strong with Barbra singing "Like A Straw In The Wind." "Like A Straw In The Wind" has a fine arrangement and it makes a splendid ending for this CD.
Barbra Streisand's fans may have this already--but if some of them don't I recommend they get this and enjoy it!
Not as good as her first album
i. t. j. | 11/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"...but still a million times better than modern day sophomore albums from pop stars of today. Still it could have been so much better as Babs sings a little tamer and the selection is a little bland, but Streisand still shines because she has the voice. i definitely recommed Gotta Move-one of my favorite songs of her whole catalog."