Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording Will Get Deluxe 50th Anniversary Release

By Adam Hetrick
26 Mar 2014

A deluxe, 50th Anniversary release of the original Broadway cast recording of Funny Girl, starring award-winning performer Barbra Streisand, will be released April 29 by Capitol/UMe.



The deluxe edition box set will include a digitally remastered CD and vinyl LP, as well as a 48-page book featuring exclusive photos from the 1964 production and a new essay by Jay Landers. The album, in 192k and 96k high definition audio, will also be available for digital download.

The original cast album, according to press notes, "was recorded in one session, 10 days into the show’s run, with seasoned Broadway cast recording producer Dick Jones at the helm. Released one week later by Capitol Records, the album climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, just behind The Beatles’ Second Album." Funny Girl also won the Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album.

Streisand was Tony Award-nominated for her performance and earned an Academy Award for repeating her work in the 1968 film. Funny Girl features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and a book by Isobel Lennart.

The track listing follows:

"Overture
"If a Girl Isn't Pretty" [Jean Stapleton, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan and Ensemble]
"I'm the Greatest Star" [Barbra Streisand]
"Cornet Man" [Barbra Streisand]
"Who Taught Her Everything?" [Kay Medford and Danny Meehan]
"His Love Makes Me Beautiful" [John Lankston, Barbra Streisand and Ensemble]
"I Want to Be Seen With You Tonight" [Sydney Chaplin and Barbra Streisand]
"Henry Street" [Ensemble]
"People" [Barbra Streisand]
"You Are Woman" [Sydney Chaplin and Barbra Streisand]
"Don't Rain on My Parade" [Barbra Streisand]
"Sadie, Sadie" [Barbra Streisand and Ensemble]
"Find Yourself a Man" [Danny Meehan, Kay Medford and Jean Stapleton]
"Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat" [Danny Meehan, Barbra Streisand and Ensemble]
"Who Are You Now?" [Barbra Streisand]
"The Music That Makes Me Dance" [Barbra Streisand]
"Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise)" [Barbra Streisand]