Barbra Streisand's Back to Brooklyn Live Album Will Be Released in November; PBS Broadcast, Too

By Adam Hetrick
and Andrew Gans
October 11, 2013

The live album of Barbra Streisand's 2012 Back to Brooklyn concert will be released in a standard and deluxe set in November from Columbia Records.



The album captures Streisand's recent concerts, which premiered in Brooklyn last fall. The award-winning artist has since toured the evening across the world. The concerts featured Streisand surrounded by a full 60-piece orchestra with special guests Chris Botti, her son Jason Gould, and sister Roslyn Kind.

In addition to Streisand signatures, a rarely performed radio hit and a selection from her new recording "Release Me," the evening also boasts a medley of tunes from the classic musical Gypsy. Streisand and Richard Jay-Alexander directed the evenings.

The single-disc and two-disc CD/DVD package will be released Nov. 19.

The critically acclaimed concert will also air on PBS stations around the country Nov. 29 as part of the 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Streisand is an artist in multiple disciplines. She is an award-winning actress, recording artist, concert performer, film director, producer, screenwriter, songwriter, philanthropist, designer, photographer, author and activist. Streisand is the only artist ever to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards as well as France's Legion d'Honneur and the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the recipient of two Oscars, five Emmys, 10 Grammys, a Tony and 12 Golden Globes including the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. The three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations.

View highlights of the concert below: