Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments

Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments

by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments

Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments

by Barbra Streisand


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Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments, an album drawn from Streisand's fifth and last network TV special, has the dubious distinction of being the worst-selling Barbra Streisand record in the Columbia Records catalog. The idea of the special was to have Streisand sing many of her best-known songs and other pop standards over musical accompaniment from a variety of national origins, most of them tied into the Gershwin song "I Got Rhythm." "People," for example, was sung over a Turkish-Armenian backing as a medley with "I Got Rhythm," "Don't Rain on My Parade" was played on American Indian instruments, etc. While the result was eclectic by definition, it was more gimmicky than inventive, especially when "The World Is a Concerto" was set against the sounds of household appliances! Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments was a forgettable misstep that thankfully was erased by the appearance, the same month, of Streisand's biggest hit single yet, "The Way We Were," which reestablished her as a contemporary pop singer. ~ William Ruhlmann

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/1989
Label: Columbia
UPC: 0074643265522
Rank: 71196


  1. Piano Practicing
  2. I Got Rhythm
  3. Johnny One Note/One Note Samba
  4. Glad to Be Unhappy
  5. People
  6. Second Hand Rose
  7. Don't Rain on My Parade
  8. Don't Ever Leave Me
  9. Monologue [Dialogue]
  10. By Myself
  11. Come Back to Me
  12. I Never Has Seen Snow
  13. Lied: Auf Dem Wasser Zu Singen
  14. The World Is a Concerto/Make Your Own Kind of Music
  15. The Sweetest Sounds

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jack Parnell   Musical Director

Technical Credits

Martin Erlichman   Producer
Joe Gastwirt   Digital Remastering
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Gary Smith   Producer
George Gershwin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Virginia Hensley   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Lillian Clarborne   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James F. Hanley   Composer
Mitzie Welch   Arranger
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Bill Nuttall   Engineer,Sound Director
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
James Crawford   Composer
Joe Layton   Associate Producer
Barry Mann   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Bill Schnee   Mixing
Ken Welch   Arranger
Paul Perlow   Cover Design
Mort Goode   Liner Notes
Baron Wolman   Photography
Newton Mendonca   Composer
Grant Clarke   Composer
Lan O'Kun   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
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