Barbara Streisand – What Matters Most – Barbara Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Babs is old school. She likes old school music and is loyal to her old school friends.  Husband and wife Alan and Marilyn Bergman are two such old school friends.  They also happen to be excellent songwriters.  Great friends for a singer to have, no?  For many years Ms. Streisand has wanted to release an album filled exclusively with music written by her two friends.  She has now done that in spades.  A pair of spades. What Matters Most is a double album filled with 20 songs. Showing how much this project means to her Streisand produced the album herself.  Ten of the songs have never been recorded by her before.  They will, however, be familiar to some of you.  Songs like the Academy Award winner from The Thomas Crown Affair – “The Windmill of Your Mind”, Fred Astaire’s “That Face”, Frank Sinatra’s “Nice ‘n’ Easy”, and Sergio Mendes’s “So Many Stars”.  The second CD is filled with songs that Streisand herself made famous like “The Way We Were”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “Papa Can You Hear Me?”, and “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?”. With that marvellous voice and pacing, Streisand is able to make the connection between the music and the listener’s heart like few other singers. She has been one of the most successful singers of her time and with albums like this she proves that she hasn’t lost her touch in creating timeless music.

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