A Happening in Central Park

A Happening in Central Park

by Barbra Streisand
A Happening in Central Park

A Happening in Central Park

by Barbra Streisand

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Recorded at a one-off free concert in front of 135,000 people in New York's Central Park in June 1967, Barbra Streisand's first live album was something of a throwback to her early days, and not only because it waited in the can 15 months before release. (Also filmed, the performance was used as a TV special.) Songs like "Happy Days Are Here Again" and "Cry Me a River" dated from Streisand's 1963 debut album, while the comic "Value" was a previously unrecorded song from her first Off-Broadway show, Another Evening With Harry Stoones, which ran for one night in October 1961. Streisand was dangerously close to being a musical anachronism in the pop music scene of 1968, even as her Hollywood stardom was confirmed by the release of the Funny Girl movie. This album did nothing to change that, though Streisand proved a charming and funny live performer and, as ever, a great singer. It was amazing that she could pull off what remained essentially a nightclub act in front of such a large audience. ~ William Ruhlmann

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2008
Label: Columbia
UPC: 0886972443126
Rank: 7551


  1. I Can't See It
  2. Love Is Like a New Born Child
  3. Folk Monologue/Value; Folk Monologue\Value
  4. Cry Me a River
  5. People
  6. He Touched Me
  7. Medley: Marty the Martian\The Sound of Music\ Mississippi Mud\ Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  8. Natural Sounds
  9. Second Hand Rose
  10. Sleep in Heavenly Peace (Silent Night)
  11. Happy Days Are Here Again

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Lan O'Kun   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Edward T. Graham   Engineer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Phil Macy   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
James F. Hanley   Composer
Arthur Kendy   Engineer
Stan Weiss   Engineer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Barbra Streisand   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Jack Gold   Producer
Oscar Brown, Jr.   Composer
Arthur Hamilton   Composer
Harvey Schmidt   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Jeffrey D. Harris   Composer
Ira Levin   Composer
Milton Schafer   Composer
Warren Vincent   Sound Supervision
Grant Clarke   Composer
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