"Culled from recordings Streisand had yet to release, this is nevertheless a very cohesive album. "All in Love is Fair", "Being at War with Each Other" and "Something So Right" fit snugly into her stylizing but less face it, any album that has "The Way We Were" as the title song is going to be just fine."
"Slightly marred by the metallic instrumentalizing of the mid '80s, this is nevertheless a great Streisand offering. "Somewhere" is a bit screechy but "Something's Coming" is marvelous and "Not While I' Around" and "Something Wonderful" are beautifully sung. "Adelaide's Lament" is one of the most unusual things she's recorded."
"A bit lugubrious at times, this nevertheless has some very good material and Streisand was still in top form as a vocalist. Skip "Tell Him", a ballad where Streisand and Celine Dion compete for the Best Screeching award."
"An early foray into contemporary pop, this collection benefitted from a great selection of songs. "Stoney End" was the deserved hit, but "No Easy Way Down" is just as good. There's not a clunker in the bunch, though."