August 28, 2012
Human kindess is overflowing
The ever epic Barbra Streisand is releasing what will likely be a dream album for fans... it's music from the vaults. Release Me has 11 songs recorded from 1963 to the present. Today she released a stream, of her version of Randy Newman's I Think It's Going Rain Today, with Newman on piano. This is from the 1971 Stoney End - great album! - sessions. The new release also includes an outtake of Home from The Wiz that was left off of Back To Broadway. It's out on October 9 - full details here.
I should add that Bette Midler does a fine version of this on the Beaches soundtrack. Nina Simone also recorded it. I always loved the line "the frozen smiles to chase love away" - it's not the happiest song. Whatever. Like any respectable... librarian... I love Babs.
Xolondon's Top Ten Plus One Barbra Streisand Songs in no order
Send In The Clowns
Since I Fell For You
I Hate Music/Nobody's Heart
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most*
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
Where Is It Written
No Matter What Happens
No More Tears
*back in the 90's I used to make friends mix-tapes with this as the title.