Simply Streisand (1967)
- CS 9482 (Stereo LP, 1967)
- CL 2682 (Mono LP, 1967)
- CK 9482 (CD)
- My Funny Valentine [2:22]
(L. Hart / R. Rodgers)
- The Nearness Of You [3:27]
(N. Washington / H. Carmichael)
- When Sunny Gets Blue [2:56]
(J. Segal / M. Fisher)
- Make The Man Love Me [2:26]
(D. Fields / A. Schwartz)
- Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) [2:52] *
(J. Davis / R.J. Ramirez / J. Sherman)
- More Than You Know [3:29]
(B. Rose / E. Eliscu / V. Youmans)
- I'll Know [2:47]
- All The Things You Are [3:36]
(O. Hammerstein II / J. Kern)
- The Boy Next Door [2:50]
(H. Martin / R. Blane)
- Stout-Hearted Men [2:43]
(O. Hammerstein II / S. Romberg)
* arranged and conducted by David Shire
- Released October 1967
- Produced by Jack Gold and Howard A. Roberts
- Arranged by Ray Ellis
- Conducted by David Shire
- Cover photo: James Moore, courtesy CBS Television Network
Streisand recorded Simply Streisand, released in October 1967, on March 14, 15 and 20th, 1967.
Streisand recorded a studio version of “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” on March 15, 1967. She used to include the song in her nightclub act, but this was the first time she recorded it for Columbia. Incidently, Streisand re-recorded the Fran Landesman/Tommy Wolf tune 42 years later in 2009 for her album Love is the Answer because she thought her 1967 unreleased recording was “lousy.”
During the next session on March 20th, 1967, Barbra recorded “Willow Weep For Me,” the Ann Ronnell song from 1932. “Willow” was finally released in 2012 on the album Release Me.
(Above photo:) The first U.S. pressings of Simply Streisand included a rare, illustrated 10-page foldout pocket catalog listing all of Barbra's albums up to 1967: Songs by Barbra / A complete listing. Shown above are the front and back of the foldout insert. Included in this list of songs that Barbra had recorded to date were “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” and “Willow Weep for Me,” both recorded for this album but ultimately both were not included.
The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Here's the numbers for this Streisand album:
- Debut Chart Date: 11-11-67
- No. Weeks on Billboard 200 Albums Chart: 23
- Peak Chart Position: #12
- Gold: 4/24/02
Gold: 500,000 units shipped
Note: The record company must submit an album to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) where it undergoes a certification process to become eligible for an award. The process entails an independent sales audit, which calculates the quantity of singles or albums shipped for sale, net after returns. The audit surveys shipments to the entire music marketplace, including retail, record clubs, television sales, Internet orders and other ancillary markets. Based on the certification of these shipments, a title is awarded Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum or Diamond status. The data here comes directly from official sources, mainly the RIAA online database.
James Moore photographed Streisand in various poses for CBS Television (probably to publicize My Name is Barbra in 1965).
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