THESE SONGS TOUCH MY INNER SELF .
This album is probably my favorite of all Barbra has released. Probably because these songs are ones that touch my inner soul and heart to the umpteenth degree. I dedicate all these songs to my late husband Daniel who died much too quickly, much too young. We were barely getting started in our marriage (five years and two days) when he passed and something in each song reminds me of our love for each other. I miss you, Daniel, and still love you so very much!
For those fans who didn't give this a five star rating, you are missing the real magic of these songs .... JMHO
Barbra's Last Recording Of The Twentieth Century
By a song 4u
As we were facing a start of a new decade with a sense of renewal Barbra was feeling it along with a personal sense due in part to her marriage to actor James Brolin. Mrs Brolin delivered each song with a joyous emotion, her reading of each song expresses her happiness. The Celtic inspired opener "I've Dreamed Of You" which is mistakingly credited here as a "single version" is actually the original recording, the song in it's entirety was culled as a single with no remix or edit; it's the song Barbra sang at her wedding. The album is filled out with positive love songs, the album's closer "The Music That Makes Me Dance" Barbra performed on Broadway in "Funny Girl" and up to this point she never recorded it. "If You Ever Leave Me" was a big hit for Barbra and Vince Gil, it was her first time going a bit country, but it's not his first time going pop. Overall this is an album filled with happy yet restrained songs with beautiful sweeping strings.
Some very fine tunes
By scoobydooby doo
OK, this is not a classic, but it has some of the most beautiful singing that Streisand did in the 90's. Here are the highlights:
The country-tinged "If You Ever Leave Me", and "We Must Be Loving Right", are both relaxed and easy, and make you wish for a whole album like it.
"Isn't It a Pity" is absolutely beautiful. Lush, beautifully sung, and with great Gershwin lyrics, it hold up to the best of Streisand's catalogue, as does "The Music That Make Me Dance" which is truly the highlight. Originally recorded for the Broadway version of Funny Girl, Streisand revisits this song and actually sounds better than the original. This song probably has the last great "big belt" of Streisand's career, as her voice, though still beautiful, is not quite the same anymore. Don't miss it.