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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST WORK IN TEN YEARS, August 27, 2011
This review is from: What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics of Alan And Marilyn Bergman (Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs) (Audio CD)
Shes back and sounds better than ever!! For those who keep saying they enjoyed her earlier style, um get with the times, shes 69 and do you really expect her to still sound that way and do the same thing??
This is her best album in almost ten years and blows Love Is the Answer out of the water. This work really reminds me of A Love Like Ours, but a little more upbeat in a way. This is very jazzy, calming, lush, evoking, sexy. Her voice is in amazing condition and you would never know her age by listening. Sure some notes are bit deeper than they once were, but she still has it and there are high octaves here that soar that were missing from 2009's Love is the Answer. This is sweeping, cinema epic, and you can tell the care and research that went into getting this just right. This album also reminds me a little bit of Christmas Memories in its vocal style. Yes you dont go driving down the road cranking up the base expecting a dance beat album for goodness sakes, this is pure classic Streisand that makes you feel and reflect and wonder. I think I read another review on here that said this album reminds the person again why they are a fan, and that is the best way to sum it up. Congratulations Barbra, you have brought it home and then some! Oh and Windmills On My Mind, was never a fan of that song, but wow she owns it now. It just takes you away. More than ten songs would have been nice, but I see why she did it this way. It keeps it cozy and compact, plus the bonus disc of her older songs is a great combo package with the new.
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Initial post: Aug 28, 2011 9:10:58 PM PDT
I completely agree with all the comments on the new disc. She is simply
Barbra being herself at 69. The new Bergman songs are enriching with
her delivery.
Congratulations on a wonderful new work.
Robin
San Diego, Ca.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 5:31:17 AM PDT
It is very reminiscent of the Christmas Memories album and is better than Love is the Answer! She's definitely been exercising her vocal muscles!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 4:04:16 AM PST
Do you mean that her delivery enriches the songs, or that the songs have become enriching to others because of her delivery? Do you know what you mean? Read your comment again; you'll see wht I mean.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2011 11:33:54 AM PST
I mean the songs have become enriching to others as a result
of her delivery.
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