Saturday, May 26, 2012

Streisand Live In Concert 2006 2007

Streisand Live In Concert 2006  2007
Barbra third concert tour, following The Concert and Timeless, continued Barbra's penchant for sharing her life with her fans through the music. Reminiscing about Funny Girl on Broadway and in the movies, Barbra charmingly offered songs that she'd never done live in concert like "Funny Girl" and "The Music That Makes Me Dance." Backed by four strong male singers, Il Divo, Barbra continued delivering the big, booming ballads like "Somewhere" and "The Music of the Night." There were memory songs from early in her career like "Starting Here, Starting Now" and "Ma Premiere Chanson," her very first song as a composer from Je M'appelle Barbra. But it was the poignancy of song from quite early in her career, "Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair," that was a revelation, and her reading of a few new songs like "Unusual Way" and "My Shining Hour" (finding yet another lovely Harold Arlen beauty) that was truly special. Whether you were there or not, Live in Concert 2006 was a joyful experience. Undiscovered gem: the late Peter Matz's exciting arrangement to frame Barbra's unconventional take on "Cockeyed Optimist" from South Pacific.

Act I
Funny Girl Broadway Overture
Starting Here, Starting Now 
Opening Remarks
Down With Love
The Way We Were
Songwriting (dialogue)
Ma Premiere Chanson
Evergreen (with Il Divo)
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Funny Girl (dialogue)
Funny Girl
The Music That Makes Me Dance
My Man [3:29] 
People (dialogue)

Act II
The Music Of The Night (with Il Divo)
Jason's Theme
Carefully Taught/Children Will Listen
Unusual Way
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
Happy Days Are Here Again
(Have I Stayed) Too Long At The Fair? 
William Saroyan (dialogue)
The Time Of Your Life  
A Cockeyed Optimist
Somewhere (dialogue)
Somewhere (with Il Divo) 
My Shining Hour
Don't Rain On My Parade (reprise)    

Bonus Tracks
Stoney End
Don't Rain on My Parade
When the Sun Comes Out

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