By Andrew Gans
25 Sep 2012
Columbia Records is issuing the 11-track recording, a compilation of previously unreleased material from 1963 to the present.
Many of the sessions for Streisand's more-than 60 albums yielded extra recordings, which weren't included on the albums and have been stored in her vault until now. Over the past year, Streisand has gone through the recordings to come up with this collection, "Release Me."
Highlights include "Didn't We" written by Jimmy Webb and recorded in 1970 for an unreleased album project titled "The Singer"; the standard "Willow Weep For Me," an unreleased track recorded in 1967 for "Simply Streisand," arranged by Ray Ellis; Randy Newman's "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," with Streisand on vocals and Newman on piano from the 1971 "Stoney End" sessions; an unreleased studio version of "With One More Look At You" from "A Star Is Born"; two tracks from the sequel to the acclaimed "The Broadway Album," titled "Back To Broadway" — "Home" (from The Wiz) and "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?"/"Heather On The Hill” (from Finian’s Rainbow / Brigadoon).
The complete track list follows:
1. Being Good (from Hallelujah, Baby!)
2. Didn’t We
3. Willow Weep For Me
4. Try To Win a Friend
5. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
6. With One More Look At You (from "A Star Is Born")
7. Lost In Wonderland
8. How Are Things In Glocca Morra? / Heather On the Hill
(from Finian's Rainbow / Brigadoon)
9. Mother And Child
10. If It's Meant To Be
11. Home (from The Wiz)
PlaybillStore.com also offers numerous cast albums and theatre recordings.