The Boring and Dull Movie Album.
By Marlboro Guy
Yawn.... Scoobydooby doo's review is right on target. I was so looking forward to Barbra doing Moon River - she kills it. Every song sounds the same. There is no variety whatsoever.Only the final track is noteworthy. Bland otherwise.
My least favorite album of her career.
By scoobydooby doo
As a devoted fan for thirty-plus years, with almost every album/CD of hers in my possession, I caution everyone to avoid this monotonous mess. From the cover art which is a recycled photo, to her lackluster phrasing and disappointing vocals, this effort can be described as something few Streisand works can: Passionless. The entire album is a dreary dirge. Except for the last selection, "Your Gonna Hear From Me", which wants desperately to be a lively, full-of-moxie type of number along the lines of "Don't Rain On My Parade". It is just sad, as her attempts to hit the big notes escape her. Her more recent efforts such as "Guilty Pleasures" and "The Concert" are great though, and far more worthy of your time. Skip this one at all costs.
i like celiene dions version of calling you better ....but u cant get it on itunes
The Plans Go On.....
By a song 4u
Barbra was heading into the twilight of her career, or some had thought, when she released this album of movie songs. As for formula, this is a typical Barbra album filled with lush ballads and standards, but this is not delivered in Barbra fashion as far as vocals go. Barbra as the years have gone became more emotional in her readings, not to say she doesn't deliver each song with surgical precision. Her voice sounds a bit younger but her delivery isn't powerhouse, indeed not one song on this set finds Barbra in full voice. She sings softly, carefully, with her throat voice almost giving this album a "cooing" quality and with the lush strings, a romantic mood. Barbra's ability to turn dross comes through on "Calling You," a song I find annoying performed by anyone, here it's actually listenable but music overall is a matter of personal taste.
Teaching Other Singers Too Sing!
The perfect voice album of Barbra's brilliant career. Some songs are obscure, and the fans may have wanted other, but listen to the voice; it has never sounded as pure as pleasent as here.
This artist, is an artist's artist; a singer's singer; and I am freaking lucky to have seen her show twice. Both times MAGICAL.
Classy take on some of the most beloved movie songs
I love this album. One of the most relaxing albums ever released by Ms. Streisand. I can get lost in the harshlessness of her voice while swimming in the delight of some of the best songs from movies of the by-gone era.
DO NOT listen to the other review!
This is a lush, memorable, beautiful album full of songs that are perfect for Babs's voice. Barbra singing "Moon River"? Come on, it doesn't get any better. The way she sings it makes it sound like it was written for her. And to start off the album with "Smile" will tug at your heartstrings and move you deeply if you have any human heart at all. This is a fitting and long-awaited follow-up to "The Broadway Album," and this diva puts her spin on every song, showing how much she loves movies and movie songs. I still listen to this album regularly after nearly 5 years.