A Star is Born (1976)

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(Below): 1994 and 2002 STAR IS BORN CD back covers ...

Back covers of Star is Born CD

Tracks

  1. Watch Closely Now [3:49] †
    (P. Williams / K. Ascher)
  2. Queen Bee [3:56] *
    (R. Holmes)
  3. Everything [3:51] *
    (R. Holmes / P. Williams)
  4. Lost Inside Of You (Duet with Kris Kristofferson) [2:55] *†
    (B. Streisand / L. Russell)
  5. Hellacious Acres [2:59] †
    (P. Williams / K. Ascher)
  6. Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) [3:05] *
    (B. Streisand / P. Williams)
  7. The Woman In The Moon [4:50] *
    (P. Williams / K. Ascher)
  8. I Believe In Love [3:14] *
    (M. Bergman / A. Bergman / K. Loggins)
  9. Crippled Crow [3:31] †
    (D. Weiss)
  10. Finale: With One More Look At You / Watch Closely Now [7:43] *
    (P. Williams / K. Ascher)
  11. Reprise: Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) [1:47] *
    (B. Streisand / P. Williams)

* Streisand vocals

† Kristofferson vocals

Individual track credits:

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1. Watch Closely Now

Words & Music by: Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher

2. Queen Bee

Words & Music by: Rupert Holmes

3. Everything

Music by: Rupert Holmes

Words by: Rupert Holmes & Paul Williams

4. Lost Inside of You

Words & Music by: Barbra Streisand & Leon Russell

5. Hellacious Acres

Words & Music by: Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher

6. Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)

Words by: Paul Williams

Music by: Barbra Streisand

7. The Woman in the Moon

Words & Music by: Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher

8. I Believe In Love

Music by: Kenny Loggins

Words by: Alan & Marilyn Bergman

9. Crippled Crow

Words and Music by: Donna Weiss

10. Finale: With One More Look At You / Watch Closely Now

Words & Music by: Paul Williams & Kenny Ascher

11. Reprise: Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)

Words by: Paul Williams

Music by: Barbra Streisand

About the Album

Star is Born album advertisement

Paul Williams, who wrote the lyrics to “Evergreen,” told writer Carl Wiser how he developed them:

I actually wrote those first two lines in the opposite order. I wrote “Love, fresh as the morning air, love soft as an easy chair.” I called Barbra [Streisand] as I was getting on a plane to go on tour with Olivia Newton-John. We were doing a 6-week tour, and Barbra was in Arizona getting ready to start filming A Star Is Born. I called her and said, “You know what, flip those two first lines, because it sings better.” “Love, soft as an easy chair, love, fresh as the morning air.” “Morning” sang better at that point in the song. And I remember saying to Barbra, “They’ll probably laugh us out of the theatres for starting a love song with a line about a chair, but I think it works better that way."

Williams confirmed that he wrote the songs for the film in seven weeks. And more on Streisand's melody:

She sat down and played on a guitar, the melody for “Evergreen” that she’d written. It was just such a beautiful melody. I said, “There’s your love song. There’s the big love song.” I asked her for the melody. She put it on tape for me, and I took it home. I actually wrote that as the last thing, which I think bothered her. But all the Kris Kristofferson stuff was the first thing up on the shoot schedule. So I wrote the songs for Kris first.

Billboard Charts

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:

Gold: 500,000 units shipped

Platinum: 1 million 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.

Grammy Noms & Wins

1994 CD Notes

A Star Is Born was restored and remastered on CD for the first time in October 1993 and part of Columbia Records' 11 Essential Barbra Streisand Releases. The master tapes were prepared for release by John Arrias (who put together the masters for Just For The Record). According to Columbia's publicity:

“The objective with each album was to restore the tapes to the quality of the original master recording. To do this in some cases, 30 years of noise had to be eliminated. John used his proprietary C.A.P. Noise Reduction System to eliminate hiss, distortion and noise. In each case great care was taken to maintain the integrity of the original albums.”

Columbia also recreated the packages using the original art or printing film.

2002 CD Notes

CD Packaging Notes

The 2002 liner notes restored the lyrics to the order in which they appear on the CD. The 2002 CD reprinted the LP gatefold photo collage in the center of the CD booklet.

The 2002 CD was released in the U.K. with a bonus track: "Evergreen (Love Theme from "A Star Is Born") [Spanish Version]".

Album Cover Outtakes

Francesco Scavullo shot the publicity photograph that was used in all advertisements for A Star is Born, and also appeared on the album cover.

Scavullo outtakes

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