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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner
Probably Babs's most comprehensive and longest-spanning greatest hits album, this 1989 collection is probably the best hits set she ever released.
The album starts with the beautiful "We're Not Makin' Love Anymore", where Barbra sings with strength but she doesn't oversing. It has that distinct eighties ballad feel and is a wonderful song.
Next is modern Barbra,...
Published on February 3, 2002 by celinerules

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2.0 out of 5 stars Too many omissions.
Not counting 1981's MEMORIES (which was a love song compilation), this is supposed to be volume 3 of Barbra's greatest hits and should have covered the years 1979-1989. Barbra returned to making high quality albums (GUILTY, YENTL, THE BROADWAY ALBUM) in the eighties, however she did also score enough hit singles during this period to merit this collection...
Published on June 10, 2003 by Det. Abilene


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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many omissions., June 10, 2003
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This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
Not counting 1981's MEMORIES (which was a love song compilation), this is supposed to be volume 3 of Barbra's greatest hits and should have covered the years 1979-1989. Barbra returned to making high quality albums (GUILTY, YENTL, THE BROADWAY ALBUM) in the eighties, however she did also score enough hit singles during this period to merit this collection. Unfortunately, many of those hits are missing.

True, COLLECTION does contain some great hits and singles like "The Main Event/Fight" (#3 Pop, #5 Adult Contemporary), "A Woman In Love" (#1 Pop, #1 Adult Contemporary), "Guilty" (#3 Pop, #5 Adult Contemporary), "What Kind Of Fool" (#10 Pop, #1 Adult Contemporary), "Comin' In And Out Of Your Life" (#11 Pop, #2 Adult Contemporary), "Memory" (#52 Pop, #9 Adult Contemporary), "The Way He Makes Me Feel" (#40 Pop, #1 Adult Contemporary), "Somewhere" (#43 Pop, #5 Adult Contemporary), and "All I Ask Of You" (#15 Adult Contemporary). These tracks deserve to be present, but there are several annoying omissions that prevent this from being the definite collection of this time span.

Missing hits and singles that fall between 1979 and 1989 include: "No More Tears" (#1 Pop, #7 Adult Contemporary, #20 R&B), "Kiss Me In The Rain" (#37 Pop, #9 Adult Contemporary), "Promises" (#48 Pop, #8 Adult Contemporary), "Papa, Can You Hear Me" (#26 Adult Contemporary), "Left In The Dark" (#50 Pop, #4 Adult Contemporary), "Make No Mistake, He's Mine" (#51 Pop, #8 Adult Contemporary), "Emotion" (#79 Pop, #14 Adult Contemporary), "Send In The Clowns" (#25 Adult Contemporary), "What Were We Thinking of" (#32 Adult Contemporary), and "Till I Loved You" (#25 Pop, #3 Adult Contemporary). While these tracks vary in quality, I think most fans can agree that some of them have a place here.

These omissions are especially frustrating when you take into account that the remainder of the track listing. "By The Way" is a gorgeous song and one of my favorites, but it was released in 1975 and is out of place here ("By The Way" belonged on the MEMORIES compilation, if anywhere else). The two new songs are of mixed quality. The thrilling "Someone That I Used To Love" (#25 Adult Contemporary) is a relatively-obscure gem, with an amazing vocal from Streisand. Unfortunately, the Michael Bolton/Diane Warren-penned "We're Not Making Love Anymore" (#10 Adult Contemporary) is a bombastic and banal power ballad of the most empty theatrics. Giving the missing tracks and uneven new material, A Collection stands as little more than a wasted opportunity.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner, February 3, 2002
This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
Probably Babs's most comprehensive and longest-spanning greatest hits album, this 1989 collection is probably the best hits set she ever released.
The album starts with the beautiful "We're Not Makin' Love Anymore", where Barbra sings with strength but she doesn't oversing. It has that distinct eighties ballad feel and is a wonderful song.
Next is modern Barbra, "Woman In Love", from GUILTY. I like the liberationist lyrics and the tune. The comparions between Britney Spears' "Oops...I Did It Again" are slightly warranted, but comparing Britney to Barbra is like comparing McNuggets to Filet Mignon.
The next (and second-best) song on the album is a beautiful rendition of "All I Ask Of You" from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. A track for theater lovers and true romantics alike.
"Coming In And Out Of Your Life", first featured on MEMORIES makes a reappearance here, and still is a great song.
"What Kind Of Fool" is a duet with Barry Gibb and also from GUILTY. Here the two singers lament the end of a relationship brought on by adultery. Their voices blend well together and bring across the pain and angst resulting from love gone bad.
"The Main Event/Fight" is an OK song, not one I usually listen to.
"Someone That I Used To Love" is the second new song on this CD and is another lovely ballad.
"By The Way" is a good song.
"Guilty" is the title track of GUILTY and is another Barbra/Barry duet. Quite a change of pace from "What Kind Of Fool", it is up-tempo and praises the love of two individuals.
"Memory" is from CATS and is a gorgeous song. I listen to this one quite often.
"The Way He Makes Me Feel" is from the YENTL soundtrack and describes a sexual awakening for a young woman. A very nice song.
The last and best song on here is the awe-inspiring "Somewhere" from WEST SIDE STORY. Barbra sings of a world where everyone can live together in harmony and gives an ending which will leave you gasping at the quality and strength of this woman's voice.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Collection, August 27, 2000
This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
Barbra Streisand's 1989 Collection titled A Collection Greatest Hits And More, contains some of her best songs:
Were Not Making Love Anymore - This is my favorite song on the album, it is the first of two new songs. It disapoints me that she doesn't include this one in her tours, because it is truly a classic.
Woman In Love - Remember when this song came out, it was a hit. Still as good as when it first came out in 1980.
All I Ask Of You - One would argue, but I think she does the broadway songs great. This is an example, she sings with such passion and emotion.
Comin in and Out of Your Life - Great song, catchy.
What Kind Of Fool - One of two duets with Barry Gibb on here, this would be the slower ballad type one. Their voices work so well together, definately one of my favorites from the Guilty album.
The Main Event/Fight - This is another favorite, great disco song. I wish she would include this one in a tour.
Someone That I Used To Love - The other new song on the collection, just as good as Were Not Making Love Anymore. She should sing this one on tour.
By The Way - The only song from her Lazy Afternoon album that made it on here, still as timeless as when it was first released.
Guilty - The other duet with Barry Gibb, this is a more fun uptempo song, really great song.
Memory - She does this one fantastically! Theres so much emotion, brings me to tears this song does.
The Way He Makes Me Feel - From the Broadway Album, very nice song.
Somewhere - Good choice to end the album, very powerful words and overall a great song.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, though not thorough, collection, January 29, 1999
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This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
Streisand's Greatest hits of the late seventies and early 80's is a great album indeed. The set opens with the dynamic "We're Not Makin' Love Anymore" which was recorded especially for this album and is worth the price alone. But there is much more to be enjoyed. The album also contains three top 10 singles from her biggest selling album. "Gulity" and "What Kind of Fool" are duets with Barry Gibb and serve as proof that the two were born to sing together, while the #1 "A Woman in Love" proves there's no one like Streisand.
Other highlights include the beautiful "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera, the diso ditty "The Main Event/Fight," and the studio version of "The Way He Makes Me Feel." Bringing the album to a close is the stunning "Somewhere," which ranks as one of her best.
The only problem with the album is it left me wanting more. I would have liked to have heard more from THE BROADWAY ALBUM or the YENTL soundtrack (where's "Papa Can You Hear Me" or "Piece of Sky?"). But this still a stunning collection that will please both casual and fanatical (like me) Streisand fans.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection, though incomplete., July 18, 2005
This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
This is a nice collection of Barbra Streisand's hits from 1975 to 1989. There's a few omissions, but it's cohesive enough a collection to carry itself. It contains 10 hits from that period, as well as two new tracks. First the hits. The earliest hit here is "By The Way", an emotional ballad from her LAZY AFTERNOON album in 1975. There's also her disco hit "The Main Event/Fight", from the movie of the same name in 1979. Her GUILTY album is represented well here with it's three hits, the #1 smash "Woman In Love" (her biggest hit), and the two duets with Barry Gibb on the ballad "What Kind of Fool" and the uptempo track "Guilty". Other hits include "Somewhere", "The Way He Makes Me Feel", "Memory", "All I Ask Of You", "Comin In And Out of Your Life". The two new songs are great, and classic Streisand, Two AC ballads, one is the Diane Warren ballad "We're Not Makin Love Anymore" and the other is "Someone I Used To Love". Overall a good collection, but they definately missed out on a lot of her albums in that timeframe period.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Barbra's 3rd Greatest Hits title....as great as her first two!!, June 9, 2006
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Matt Tawesson (Macomb, IL, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
This album, Barbra Streisand A Collection Greatest Hits...and More was released in October, 1989. I have this title on all three formats: LP, tape and CD. Every one of these songs is great to listen to. A majority of these songs were previously released on her earlier 80s album titles (except for two songs from the 70s, I should point out here), while two others were recorded specifically for this title's release. This album is not quite titled "Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 3", although this album's title sounds extremely close to that, and that some people would almost refer to this album as that. Her first Greatest Hits album, released in late '69 or early '70, profiled her best known songs from the 60s, her Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album, released in late '78, profiled her best known songs from the 70s, and this "Collection Greatest Hits...and More" title is a profile of her songs from the 80s (again, except for two songs in the 70s). This would also be considered, in my opinion in general, a mixed bag album of songs with different sounds. Most of these are easy listening, but one of them, "The Main Event/Fight", has an upbeat disco sound to it. Barbra's voice is as wonderful as ever on this album; not a bad note was sung by her on any one of these song titles. I can also assume that since this album first came out in October of 1989, it was (or may have been) the last title of Barbra's to be officially released on vinyl, as it was only a matter of time before records were discontinued to make way for tapes and CDs (I can take an assumed guess and think that records were discontinued about a year or a year and a half later after this title came out). So, get this album and let this wonderful voice of Barbra's pour out of your CD stereo's speakers. No Barbra Streisand music library should be complete without this album!! Get it while you can!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who could ask for any better collection?, May 29, 1999
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This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
Upon listening to this, I realised that Streisand is one of the very few artists who have stood the test of time, with having songs that are laregely popular in one decade, yet they are still popular in the next. "Woman in Love" and "What Kind of Fool" are two examples of songs that have held the test of time. They were released in 1980, yet they can still be heard on contemporary radio stations. Also, just the selection of songs used was perfect. Beautiful ballads, as well as a ravid disco number "The Main Event". The two new ballads, "We're Not Makin' Love Anymore" and "Someone that I Used to Love" are increible and hold up to, if not surpass her other classics. This is a collection that every Streisand/music lover should get!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Nice CD", January 30, 2012
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Terrance Richard "Terry Richard" (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
In 1989 feeling pressure from Columbia to come out with a new album as per her contract Barbra Streisand released this "greatest hits" package which only contained two new songs. Despite this the CD did go 2X Platinum and go as far as #26 on Billboard.

The two new tracks recorded exclusively for this set are "We're Not Making Love Anymore" and the haunting "Somewhere" that shows all Barbra needs to do is record a few new songs for an album and her ardent fan base will rush out to buy it. The rest of the album features some of her biggest hits including "The Main Event", "The Way He Makes Me Feel", "Memory" from "Cats" (my favorite on this CD) and her two Barry Gibb duets, "Guilty" and "What Kind of Fool".

A nice collection to add to your Barbra library.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love her!!!!, September 26, 2006
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This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
I have been looking all over for this cd and have just ordered a replacement. I haven't listened to this collection in a long time, but just reading the reviews on this board makes me long to hear it again. Quality music from a gifted songstress. A must for any collection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GH3, August 26, 2001
This review is from: Barbra Streisand - A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (Audio CD)
This is an excellent collection of Streisand's best work from 1974-1988, with 2 songs recorded specifically for this release. Every tune is a winner, and Babs gets some top-notch help from a wide range of producers including Barry Gibb (who also duets on "What Kind Of Fool" and "Guilty"), Phil Ramone, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Dave Grusin. The two newly recorded tracks, "We're Not Makin' Love Anymore" and "Someone That I Used To Love" are gorgeous, lush ballads that hold up well next to the classics. Picking up where GREATEST HITS VOLS. 1 & 2 left off, this is a wonderful companion piece to those two collections. The material ranges from pop ballads ("Comin' In And Out Of Your Life," "By The Way") to disco ("The Main Event/Fight")to Broadway ("Memory.") There is something here for everyone, with every song marked by Streisand's signature vocal style. Allin all, this is a premium starting point for anyone even remotely curious about what makes Streisand so special
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