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Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were (1974) [2015] [HDtracks]

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Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were (1974) [2015] [HDtracks]Artist: Barbra Streisand
Title Of Album: The Way We Were
Year Of Release: 2015 (1974-01-01)
Label: Columbia
Country: USA
Genre: Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Vocal, Ballad
Quality: FLAC (tracks, front)
Bitrate: Lossless [24bit/44.1kHz]
Time: 35:25
Full Size: 395,37 Mb








"The Way We Were" is the fifteenth studio album recorded by American vocalist Barbra Streisand. It was released on January 1, 1974 by Columbia Records. The record was compiled immediately following the commercial success of lead single "The Way We Were". A majority of the material on the album was meant for the singer's unreleased project The Singer while other songs included were previously released in prior years. Following the distribution of the soundtrack for the 1973 film of the same name, Columbia added a caption to Streisand's LP (Featuring the Hit Single "The Way We Were" and "All in Love Is Fair") in order to minimize confusion between the two albums. Covering a wide array of themes and topics, Streisand sings about recovering relationships, social awareness, and love in general. Like the majority of Streisand's catalog, The Way We Were was described as a contemporary pop album blended with her signature vocal style. In terms of production, she heavily worked with Tommy LiPuma and Wally Gold, while Marty Paich contributed to the title track. The lead single ("The Way We Were") was released on September 27, 1973 and became a chart topper in both the United States and Canada. It was also the top-selling single in the former country in 1974. The second and final single, "All in Love Is Fair", was released in March 1974 and also charted in the two aforementioned countries. The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who praised Streisand's vocals and found the record capable of being extremely successful. However, some critics felt the album was not carefully planned out and Streisand was acting out the tracks rather than actually singing them. Commercially, The Way We Were topped the Billboard 200 in the United States and reached the top ten on album charts in Australia and Canada. It also entered the charts in Japan and the United Kingdom. Due to strong sales, it has since been certified 2? Platinum in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In the United States, the album debuted at #97 on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending February 16, 1974, and by February 26, had already sold 500,000 copies and was certified Gold. The following week it rose to #39, and on March 16 of the same year, it reached the top position. It became Streisand's second #1 and seventh top five album, with the other number-one being People (1964). The Way We Were spent two weeks at the highest position before falling to #4 on March 30. It continued dropping on the charts but managed to stay within the top 10 of the list for a total of six weeks. The Recording Industry Association of America changed its certification status to Platinum for shipments upwards of 1,000,000 sales, and again on September 23, 1998, The Way We Were was certified for selling over 2,000,000 copies. ~Wikipedia~

Credits:

Arranged By – Claus Ogerman (tracks: 8, 9), Marty Paich (tracks: 4), Nick De Caro (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Peter Matz (tracks: 6, 10)
Engineer, Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – David Bailey
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Steve Schapiro
Producer – Marty Paich (tracks: 4), Tommy LiPuma (tracks: 1, 2, 5), Wally Gold (tracks: 3, 6 to 10)
Remix – Tommy LiPuma


The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

Here's the numbers for this Streisand album:

Debut Chart Date: 02-16-1974
No. Weeks on Billboard 200 Albums Chart: 31
Peak Chart Position: #1 for 2 weeks
Gold: 02/26/75
Platinum: 11/21/86
2x Multi-Platinum: 09/23/98

Gold: 500,000 units shipped;
Platinum: 1 million units shipped.

Footnotes:

• Later temporarily retitled Barbra Streisand Featuring "The Way We Were" and "All In Love Is Fair" in legal settlement with film producer Ray Stark.
• Track 6 recorded and originally released as single in 1969.
• Tracks 3 & 7 recorded and originally released as single in 1970.
• Tracks 3, 7-10 recorded in early 1970 for aborted album, The Singer.
• Tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5 specially recorded for this album. Track 4 was recorded on September 12, 1973, with Marvin Hamlisch conducting the orchestra, and rush-released as a single the same month (Barbra's very first #1 single).
• 2nd Streisand album to reach #1 on charts, March 1974.
• Grammy Award: Song of the Year ("The Way We Were") to Marvin Hamlisch and Alan & Marilyn Bergman (no nominations for Barbra).
• Quadraphonic LP also released (out of print), with alternate version of track 4 (different vocal take on ending).
• Reissued January 29, 2002 with original LP art and titles restored. Remastered from the original master tapes by Stephen Marcussen, 2001.
• BB: 2-16-74 / 31 / #1(2) || G, 2/26/74; P, 11/21/86; 2P, 9/23/98

Release of the album: 1974, January, 1 [LP Columbia, Cat.# PC 32801, USA]
Release of this Qobuz edition: 2015 [Label: Columbia]
(p)(c) 1974 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Tracklist:

01. Being At War With Each Other (04:02)
(C. King)
02. Something So Right (04:26)
(P. Simon)
03. The Best Thing You've Ever Done (02:49)
(M. Charnin)
04. The Way We Were (03:31)
(M. Bergman / A. Bergman / M. Hamlisch)
05. All In Love Is Fair (03:50)
(S. Wonder)
06. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? (03:20)
(M. Bergman / A. Bergman / M. Legrand)
07. Summer Me, Winter Me (02:55)
(M. Bergman / A. Bergman / M. Legrand)
08. Pieces Of Dreams (03:27)
(M. Bergman / A. Bergman / M. Legrand)
09. I've Never Been A Woman Before (02:45)
(T. Baird / R. Miller)
10. Medley: (04:08)
• My Buddy
(G. Kahn / W. Donaldson)
• How About Me
(I. Berlin)


Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were (1974) [2015] [HDtracks]


Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were (1974) [2015] [HDtracks]

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