After making a BEELINE to Barnes and Noble on Tuesday to pick up an additional copy of Barbra Streisand's AMAZING, new CD - (I had ordered my original copy from QVC in order to get the DVD, but it hasnâ
As always, though, Streisand sings the material like it was written expressly for her, elongating phrases at will and slowing most of the tempos to a luxurious Old Hollywood crawl. What matters most? Babs' bliss.
Streisand, who produced it herself, has a soft spot for orchestrations that are just a little too sweet, languid piano balladry, and lilting, midtempo cocktail-hour ambience that would be more fun if it had some swing.