Timeless, Live in Concert (2000)

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Timeless CD cover

Tracks

Disc One

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  1. Opening/ You'll Never Know (with Lauren Frost, Alec Ledd & Randee Heller) [2:31] (H. Warren / M. Gordon)
  2. 2. Something's Coming (with Lauren Frost) [3:41]
    (L. Bernstein / S. Sondheim)
  3. The Way We Were [4:18]
    (M. Hamlisch / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)
  4. Shirley MacLaine Y1K [4:41]
  5. Cry Me A River [3:14]
    (A. Hamilton)
  6. Lover, Come Back To Me [2:54]
    (S. Romberg / O. Hammerstein II)
  7. A Sleepin' Bee [3:43]
    (H. Arlen / T. Capote)
  8. Miss Marmelstein [2:27]
    (H. Rome)
  9. I'm The Greatest Star / Second Hand Rose / Don't Rain On My Parade (Medley) [5:21]
    ("Greatest" - J. Styne / B. Merrill; "Second" - G. Clarke / J.F. Hanley; "Don't" - J. Styne / B. Merrill)
  10. Something Wonderful / Being Alive (Medley) [4:35]
    ("Something" - R. Rodgers / O. Hammerstein II; "Being" - S. Sondheim)
  11. As Time Goes By / Speak Low (Medley) [2:10]
    ("As Time" - H. Hupfeld; "Speak" - K. Weill / O. Nash)
  12. Alfie [4:02]
    (B. Bacharach / H. David)
  13. Evergreen [4:04]
    (B. Streisand / P. Williams)
  14. Dialogue (Father, Part #1) [1:18]
  15. Papa, Can You Hear Me? / You'll Never Know (with Lauren Frost) [3:20]
    ("Papa" - M. Legrand / A. Bergman / M. Bergman; "You'll" - H. Warren / M. Gordon)
  16. A Piece Of Sky (with Lauren Frost) [3:13]
    (M. Legrand / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)

Disc Two

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  1. Entr'acte [2:21]
  2. Putting It Together [3:35]
    (S. Sondheim)
  3. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) [2:27]
    (A.J. Lerner / B. Lane)
  4. Send In The Clowns [3:06]
    (S. Sondheim)
  5. Duets Medley
    • Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy
      (with Judy Garland)—("Happy Days" - M. Ager / J. Yellen; "Get Happy" - H. Arlen / T. Koehler)
    • Guilty (with Barry Gibb)
      (B. Gibb / R. Gibb / M. Gibb)
    • I Finally Found Someone (with Bryan Adams)
      (B. Streisand / M. Hamlisch / R.J. Lange / B. Adams)
    • Tell Him (with Celine Dion)
      (D. Foster / L. Thompson / W. Afanasieff)
    • You Don't Bring Me Flowers (with Neil Diamond)
      (N. Diamond / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)
  6. Sing (with Jason Gould) / I've Got A Crush On You (with Frank Sinatra) [3:22]
    ("Sing" - J. Raposo; "I've Got" - G. Gershwin / I. Gershwin)
  7. Technology (Dialogue) 2:03
  8. The Clicker Blues [0:58]
    (M. Hamlisch / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)
  9. Simple Pleasures [3:02]
    (M. Hamlisch / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)
  10. The Main Event / Fight [4:07]
    ("Main" - P. Jabara / B. Roberts; "Fight" - P. Jabara / B. Esty)
  11. Dialogue (Father, Part #2) [1:35]
  12. I've Dreamed Of You [3:24]
    (R. Lovland / A.H. Callaway)
  13. At The Same Time [4:53]
    (A.H. Callaway)
  14. Auld Lang Syne (Ballad) [1:49]
    (Lyrics adapted by R. Burns)
  15. Dialogue (Barbra and Brother Time) [0:51]
  16. People [3:46]
    (J. Styne / B. Merrill)
  17. New Year's Eve / Auld Lang Syne (Celebration)
    [6:00]
  18. Everytime You Hear Auld Lang Syne (Barbra/Audience) [4:22]
    (M. Hamlisch / A. Bergman / M. Bergman)
  19. Happy Days Are Here Again [3:33]
    (M. Ager / J. Yellen)
  20. Don't Like Goodbyes [1:42]
    (H. Arlen / T. Capote)
  21. I Believe / Somewhere (with Lauren Frost) [8:42]
    ("I Believe" - E. Drake / I. Graham / J. Shirl / A. Stillman; "Somewhere" - L. Bernstein / S. Sondheim)

C2K 61635 Bonus Disc (CSK 16130): “Come Rain Or Come Shine”

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About the Album

For a double-album (i.e. more expensive), Timeless had a promising debut on the charts, reaching No. 21 with 51,385 sales. Timeless was Streisand's 43rd gold album and 27th platinum certification.

An excerpt from Columbia Records’ original press release:

In honor of Barbra Streisand's final four public concert performances ever (September in Los Angeles and New York), Columbia Records has set a September 19 release for a double CD recording of Timeless—Live In Concert, the show with which she will conclude her remarkable and record-setting but also very limited career of live performance.

The show, in its only two prior presentations in this country last New Year's, received high critical and audience response. Timeless treats fans of Ms. Streisand to stunning renditions of some of the best-loved songs in the singer's catalog, including "People," "The Way We Were," "Evergreen," and "Happy Days Are Here Again." The audience also experiences — through state-of-the-art video and recording technology — Ms. Streisand and Frank Sinatra performing a duet of "I've Got a Crush On You."

Many of the songs sung in this concert production and the resulting CD, including "You'll Never Know," "Cry Me a River," "A Sleepin' Bee," "As Time Goes By" and "The Main Event," had not been performed during her record-breaking 1994 concert tour. Among the many delights on Timeless — Live In Concert is "Simple Pleasures," a song written for the occasion by Ms. Streisand's longtime collaborators Marvin Hamlisch and Alan & Marilyn Bergman. According to Tony Gieske, writing in The Hollywood Reporter, Streisand's version of "Auld Lang Syne" was "classic and triumphal…almost as heart-rending as 'Happy Days Are Here Again' her celebrated slow version."

Barbra Streisand will retire from public performance after giving four final concerts, September 20 and 21 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and September 27 and 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets went on sale July 30 for the LA Shows and July 31 for the concluding pair in New York.

Ms. Streisand's most recent double CD, Barbra… The Concert, reflecting her 1994 tour, has been certified RIAA gold, platinum and double-platinum, a rare achievement for a double CD.

The Timeless CD included a full-color booklet with liner notes and photographs from the concert:

CD booklet

Recording Timeless live at the MGM Grand was a technological feat!

“For this project,” David Reitzas explained, “it started with 150 inputs from the best musicians in the world, going to 72 inputs of digital multitrack, mixed down through a 100-input analog console to 24 tracks of stems into 24bit Pro Tools. At this stage, I can then take my Pro Tools to Barbra's and make fine tuned adjustments on editing and balances.” Reitzas further elaborated to Sony Soundbyte Magazine: “It's all A+ musicians ad that in itself is a thrill. It's really a matter of capturing and recreating an incredible concert. It's exciting to be able to sue the very latest and greatest technology, and have this opportunity to be on the cutting edge. It's a fantastic gig because Barbra is a very hands-on, particular artist who knows what she wants. I have to give her what she is looking for and use any technology available to do that.”

Barnes and Noble version of TIMELESS CD

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.

Billboard Top Internet Album Sales chart:

10/7/00: debuted at #2

10/14/00: #7

10/21/00: #13

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.

Album Photo Outtakes

Amazing photographer Firooz Zahedi photographed the portraits utilized on the Timeless album. Below are outtakes from the glamorous session.

Zahedi outtakes from TIMELESS

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