I don’t know with you, guys, but Barbra Streisand is one of the greatest female singers ever. Her crystal-clear voice and diction, excellent vocal control, fabulous stage presence and consistent track record are hard to match, not even by the likes of Whitney Houston (who’s over-the-hill, imo) and Mariah Carey (she can be hit-or-miss) or the latest upstarts in the Hollywood music industry.
The very minute I learned about the release of her latest CD, I just had to rush to Odyssey to get a copy. She never disappoints. The orchestral version of all the cuts are, quite simply, a joy to listen to. The songs may not be a hit among the younger set, but they will surely be lapped up by the rest. I grew up listening to her music. And at her age (and mine), I am continuously amazed with her singing talent.
If you’re young and have doubts, give at least one of her tracks a try. If you’re older and a fan of Barbra, this one is a must-buy cd to add up to your collection. Her version of ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’ is nothing short of phenomenal, just as the 12 other songs in the line-up like ‘Here’s To Life’ and ‘Love Dance.’
Here’s an audio-video of Barbra’s ‘Here’s To Life’:
video courtesy of YouTube/DrLowenstein