"I'm the Greatest Star" The Essential Barbra Streisand on Disc

By Ben Rimalower
25 Jan 2014

11. "What About Today?" (studio album, 1969)

"What About Today?" (Barbra Streisands's first and less successful album of the pop music of the time, prior to "Stoney End") is given a bad rap, but it's fun to hear Streisand sing this kind of music still in her 1960s full-belt mode. Besides the barnstormers, "Ask Yourself Why," "Alfie," "The Little Tin Soldier" and the title song, she is frisky and fun on Simon and Garfunkel's "Punky's Dilemma" and the Beatles' "Honey Pie."