BARBRA STREISAND - BIRTH OF A LEGEND - THE 1962 STUDIO RECORDINGS
Cat. no: JASCD1050
Release Date: 6th November 2020
These recordings present Barbra Streisand immediately before she famously exploded onto the US 8200;market in 1963, with her first two million-selling Columbia albums.
This unique compilation comprises her 1962 studio recordings in their entirety, viz: her first two singles for Columbia; the ten tracks she sings on from a pair of Soundtrack albums, I Can Get It For You Wholesale and Pins And Needles, also for Columbia; and a 10” demo LP which she recorded for RCA Victor, who (bizarrely) passed on her.
For decades, the RCA demo album represented the “Holy Grail” for 8200;Streisand collectors, as it has never previously been given a commercial release; it is included herein in its entirety, plus outtakes. The first comprehensive collection of her pre-superstardom studio recordings, this is the companion to another forthcoming Streisand/Jasmine release, “BIRTH OF A LEGEND... 1961/62 Live Recordings” (JASCD1116).
Tracks: Happy Days Are Here Again / When The Sun Comes Out / My Colouring Book / Lover Come Back To Me / I’m Not A Well Man / Ballad Of The Garment Trade / Miss Marmelstein / What Are They Doing To Us? / Doing The Reactionary / Nobody Makes A Pass At Me / Not Cricket To Picket / Status Quo / Four Little Angels Of Peace / What Good Is Love / A Sleepin’ Bee / Have I Stayed Too Long At The Fair / When The Sun Comes Out / A Taste Of Honey / At The Codfish Ball (Take 1) / At The Codfish Ball (Take 2) / Lover, Come Back To Me (Take 1) / Lover, Come Back To Me (Take 2) / Bewitched / I Had Myself A True Love / Soon It’s Gonna Rain