In truth, despite Diana Krall as producre and accompanist, this is hardly jazz. Instead, it's another nigh faultless array of ballads, immaculately dressed by arranger Johnny Mandel (a deluxe edition has backings by Krall's quartet.0 [Dec 2009, p. 92]
RickK.Oct 6, 2009One of Streisand's best ever!!!
A.J.G.Oct 4, 2009Thank you Barbra Thank you Diana.
PeterM.Oct 5, 2009The most inspired and personal album she's made since Higher Ground in 1997.
DavidH.Oct 5, 2009I'm a big fan of Barbra's records from the 60's and her new record comes very close to that sophistication and charm of that recording period. I really don't think she's come this close to it really since then. Less is so very much more here. Thanks to Diana for streamlining and helping create a beautiful and sublime record… Expand
BillPOct 5, 2009Streisand was and is the best female vocalist...has been since The Barbra Streisand Album, and still is with Love is The Answer. You can keep your Dions, Houstons, Careys....all fine singers with fine instruments, but there is ONLY one Barbra. At 67, her voice is in MUCH better shape than Mariah "I only whisper now" Careys or Whitney "I've so misused my voice I sound like I gargle with gravel" Houston. Bravo, Barbra.… Expand
ErikB.Oct 3, 2009She's trying too hard...just sing Barbra....we and YOU know you can..... But...you still goit it!!!!!
ScooterC.Oct 5, 2009Always will love the Babs, but give me Diana Krall instead! The album is on Quaaludes and Xanax, nothing stands out, and I do mean nothing. Barbra is flat in some songs and while the pared down arrangements are good for singers like Krall, it doesn't work for Ms. Streisand's big voice and even bigger interpretations. Sorry, no me gusta!… Collapse
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