The Barbra Streisand Album is the debut album by Barbra Streisand, released February 25, 1963, on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 2007 in mono and CS 8807 in stereo. It peaked at on the Billboard pop albums chart, and has been certified a gold album by the RIAA. The album won Grammy awards for Album of the Year and Best Female Vocal Performance. In January 2006 the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
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In 1963, Streisand told a reporter: "My new album is called The Second Barbra Streisand Album, because that's just what it is. Why should I give it some fancy name that no one remembers anyway?. Radio stations received mono and stereo blue vinyl promo albums, making this Columbia's first Streisand colored vinyl. 1 Chart performance and sales.
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Columbia released The Barbra Streisand Album and The Second and The Third albums on CD for the first time in 1987. There had been mention from Columbia Records that they couldn't find the original tapes but they put out the CDs anyway, said Victor Bisio, a California-based recording engineer. They were are the worst sounding CDs I ever heard. They were screechy and distorted. When she hit the high notes, it just shattered your speakers. Below: 1987 Barbra Streisand Album CD cover and back cover
The Barbra Streisand Album. One of the best albums of all time. In 1964, up-and-coming star Barbra Streisand signed a contract with CBS to film five television specials by 1975. My Name is Barbra" is the glorious first of these, filmed in nostalgic black-and-white. The Barbra Streisand Album. 10 February 2010 ·. A live version of "Who's afraid of the big bad wolf", recorded at "Bon Soir" in 1962. 1962 - Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf - Barbra Streisand - Live Bon Soir. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf Barbra Streisand Live to Bon Soir, 1962.
Of course, the first thing that strikes you listening to the first Barbra Streisand album, recorded and released before the singer's 21st birthday, is that great voice. And it isn't just the sheer quality of the voice, its purity and its strength throughout its register, it's also the mastery of vocal effects that produce dramatic readings of the lyrics - each song is like a one-act musical. Streisand opens with Julie London's signature torch song, "Cry Me a River," and she doesn't only surpass London, she sets off a thermonuclear explosion.