The Essential Barbra Streisand 3.0 (2008)

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Essential 3.0 Streisand CD

Picture of the unfolded packaging of Essention 3.0

In January 2002, Sony released The Essential Barbra Streisand, a 2-CD set of Barbra's "essential" tracks, culled from her large catalog of recordings. Included in the set were two new, previously unreleased recordings, "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Someday My Prince Will Come."

(Many of Sony's artists had Essential collections: the CDs were smart repackagings of previously released material, meant to appeal to consumers who wanted the best tracks of one artist collected on one CD.)

In 2008, SonyBMG "reimagined" the Essential series and reissued them with a new, tinted cover and "eco-friendly cardboard packaging" (another new music business trend: Sony eliminated the plastic CD jewelcase, and two of Streisand's Sony-released albums have utilized the eco-friendly paper packaging: The Movie Album and Live 2006.)

Essential 3.0 boasted a third disc featuring “additional hits and fan favorites!”

1. Letting Go (B. Gibb/G. Bitzer)

The Miami Symphonic Strings conducted by Peter Graves

Produced by Barry Gibb and John Merchant

Executive Producer: Barbra Streisand & Jay Landers

[from the album, Guilty Pleasures (CK 93559), rel. 2005]

2. Love Like Ours (D. Grusin/A. & M. Bergman)

Arranged and conducted by William Ross

Produced by Barbra Streisand

Executive Producer: Barbra Streisand & Jay Landers

[from the album, A Love Like Ours (CK 69601), rel. 9/21/99]

3. At The Same Time (A. H. Callaway)

Arranged and conducted by Jeremy Lubbock

Produced by Walter Afanaseiff

Executive Producer Barbra Streisand & Jay Landers

[from the album, Higher Ground (CK 66181), rel. 11/4/97]

4. By The Way (B. Streisand/R. Holmes)

Arranged and conducted by Rupert Holmes

Produced by Jeffrey Lesser & Rupert Holmes

[from the album, Lazy Afternoon (PC 33815), rel. 10/00/75]

5. Unusual Way (from the B’way musical, Nine) (M. Yeston)

Arranged and conducted by William Ross

rec. 10/9/2006

Produced by Barbra Streisand & Jay Landers

[from the album, Live In Concert 2006 (88697 70192 2), rel. 2/00/07]

6. Evergreen (B. Streisand/P. Williams)

Arranged and conducted by Marvin Hamlisch

rec. 6/21/94

Produced by Barbra Streisand & Jay Landers

[from the album, Barbra - The Concert (C2K 66109), rel. 9/00/94]

7. Wild Is The Wind (D. Tiomkin/N. Washington)

Arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli

Produced by Barbra Streisand

Executive Producer Barbra Streisand & Jay Landers

[from the album, The Movie Album (CK 90742), rel. 2003]

8. On My Way To You (M. Legrand/A. & M. Bergman)

rec. 4/00/88

Strings arranged and conducted by Patrick Williams

Produced by Barbra Streisand

[from the album, Till I Loved You (CK 40880), rel. 10/00/88]

9. After The Rain (M. Legrand/A. & M. Bergman)

rec. 8/8/79

Arranged and conducted by Lee Holdridge

Produced by Gary Klein for The Entertainment Company

Executive Producer: Charles Koppelman

[from the album, Wet (FC 36258), rel. 10/00/79]

Essential Streisand 3.0's other two discs contain the same songs as the original 2002 release.

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