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

By Ben Rimalower
25 Jan 2014

7. "Je m'appelle Barbra" (studio album, 1966)

"Je m'appelle Barbra" is an album of songs either in French or partially in French, or written in French, but translated to English. Streisand looks glamorous and Parisian chic in the Richard Avedon cover photo and her voice flies through the stratosphere in Michel Legrand's lush arrangements. Listening to Streisand's gut-wrenching, passionate rendition of "Free Again," it seems only natural that she and Legrand would collaborate more in the years to come.