The Way We Were (Original Soundtrack Recording) [1974]

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Album scans by Kevin Schlenker

back cover to WAY WE WERE soundtrack album


  1. The Way We Were [3:53] (Vocal: Barbra Streisand)
    (M. Bergman / A. Bergman / M. Hamlisch)
  2. Red Sails In The Sunset [1:43]
    (J. Kennedy / H. Williams)
  3. Look What I've Got [3:05]
    (M. Hamlisch)
  4. Like Pretty [2:21]
    (M. Hamlisch)
  5. River Stay Way From My Door [1:55]
    (M. Dixon / H. Woods)
  6. The Way We Were (Instrumental) [3:03]
    (M. Bergman / A. Bergman / M. Hamlisch)
  7. Katie [2:28]
    (M. Hamlisch)
  8. In The Mood [2:41]
    (J. Garland)
  9. Did You Know It Was Me? [4:35]
    (M. Hamlisch)
  10. Remembering [1:22]
    (M. Hamlisch)
  11. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away) [3:02]
    (T. Koehler / B. Moll / H. Barris)
  12. The Way We Were [3:49] (Finale featuring Barbra Streisand)
    (M. Bergman / A. Bergman / M. Hamlisch)

About the Album

The album featured Marvin Hamlisch's score for the film. Streisand's vocals appeared on two tracks.

Columbia's ad for both albums

The Way We Were (Original Soundtrack Recording) 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.”

The original album art was replicated for the CD, although rearranged a bit. (Which is understandable, as a CD is much smaller than a 12-inch LP).

Billboard Charts

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Here's the numbers for this Streisand album:

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.

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