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Barbra Streisand's 2014 duets album, Partners, features the legendary vocalist performing songs associated with her storied career alongside a handful of handpicked guests. Produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Walter Afanasieff, Partners is a duets album in the modern tradition of such similarly inclined releases as Frank Sinatra's Duets, Tony Bennett's Duets: An American Classic, and Paul Anka's Duets. The album also follows up Streisand's 2013 live concert recording Back to Brooklyn. As with that album, Partners works as a retrospective, with Streisand revisiting songs she's recorded on past albums, such as her classic "Evergreen" from the soundtrack to her 1976 remake of A Star Is Born, performed here with Babyface. Also joining Streisand are such luminaries as Michael Bublé for "It Had to Be You," Stevie Wonder for "People," Billy Joel for "New York State of Mind," Andrea Bocelli for "I Still Can See Your Face," and others. John Mayer even brings along his guitar for a bluesy, Count Basie-inspired rendition of "Come Rain or Come Shine." With Edmonds and Afanasieff on board, the tracks on Partners showcase a pleasing balance between Streisand's various stylistic wheelhouses from Broadway standards, to adult contemporary pop, to classical crossover, and even a hint of country (as her duet with Blake Shelton reveals). While certainly a novelty, the digitally created, fan-service duet with the late Elvis Presley (Streisand's original choice of co-star for A Star Is Born) is tastefully and lovingly crafted. Ultimately, Partners works as guided tour down Streisand's memory lane, and with her resonant voice still in supple shape, any excuse to hear her sing is a welcome invitation.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
Label: Sony
UPC: 0888430911420
catalogNumber: 309114
Rank: 792


  1. It Had To Be You
  2. People
  3. Come Rain or Come Shine
  4. Evergreen
  5. New York State of Mind
  6. I'd Want It To Be You
  7. The Way We Were
  8. I Still Can See Your Face
  9. How Deep is the Ocean
  10. What Kind of Fool
  11. Somewhere
  12. Love Me Tender

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbra Streisand   Primary Artist
Babyface   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Billy Joel   Guest Appearance
Elvis Presley   Guest Appearance
Lionel Richie   Guest Appearance
Peter Erskine   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Randy Waldman   Piano
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Andrea Bocelli   Guest Appearance
Charles Berghoffer   Bass
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Concertina
William Ross   Conductor
Bernie Herms   Synthesizer,Piano
Michael Ripoll   Guitar
John Mayer   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Blake Shelton   Guest Appearance
Josh Groban   Guest Appearance
Michael Bublé   Guest Appearance
Teddy Campbell   Drums
John Legend   Guest Appearance
Jason Gould   Guest Appearance
Rickey Minor   Bass

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Barbra Streisand   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Art Direction
Billy Joel   Composer
Elvis Presley   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Albhy Galuten   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Steve Dorff   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jay Landers   Composer,Executive Producer
Larry Mah   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Charlie Midnight   Composer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Paul Williams   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Tom Steel   Stage Manager
Jay Sanders   Executive Producer
Walter Afanasieff   Producer,Orchestral Arrangements,Rhythm Programming
Babyface   Producer
William Ross   Orchestral Arrangements
Greg Loskorn   Engineer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Tim Lauber   Scoring Recordist
Gabrielle Raumberger   Art Direction
Tom Hardisty   Scoring Recordist
Bernie Herms   Composer,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements,Rhythm Programming
Kevin Globerman   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Vera Matson   Composer
Bobby Tomberlin   Composer
Barry Bigg   Composer
Martin Erlichman   Representation
Paula Salvatore   Vice Executive Producer
Adam Michalak   Scoring Recordist
Tyler Gordon   Engineer
Jamie Olvera   Stage Manager
Dennis St. Armand   Engineer
Richard Wheeler   Stage Crew
David Marquette   Stage Crew,Stage Manager
Greg Dennen   Stage Crew
Adrian Bradford   Engineer
Whitney Martin   Assistant Contractor

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