Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bergman-Bergman-Streisand: Shivers

From On her newest solo recording, set for release Aug. 23, Tony and Oscar winner [Barbra] Streisand interprets the songs of her long-time collaborators and friends, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (”Yentl”).

The new album, which is also produced by Streisand, features ten Bergman songs the actress-director has never previously recorded. Among the song titles are “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “So Many Stars,” “Nice ‘n’ Easy” and “That Face.”

In addition, a deluxe edition will include ten additional, previously released performances of Streisand singing Bergman classics like “The Way We Were,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” “Papa Can You Hear Me?” and “Pieces of Dreams.”

And I thought she's recorded them all. Now I can't wait to hear her take on Windmills Of Your Mind. My favorite Alan and Marilyn Bergman lyrics, though, belong to another song--What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life. Especially those lines: And when you stand before the candles on a cake, oh let me be the one to hear the silent wish you make. Shivers. The song itself has been sung by everyone from Sarah Vaughan to Michael Bolton, but there's only one, really, who can interpret it as if the Bergmans had written the song originally for her, just for her and her sublime way with melody, lyric and feeling.


JoeyR said...

I completely agree, Mr. Cadiz. "What are You Doing the Rest of Your Life" by the Bergmans together with Sondheim's "Being Alive" are two of my absolute Streisand songs. And the sheer poetry of the lyrics of "What are You Doing ..." ("All those tomorrows waiting deep in your eyes, I'll awaken and wipe the sleep in your eyes ...") is timeless. So there.

gibbs cadiz said...

korek, DIREK! more: 'i want to see your face in every kind of light, in fields of dawn and forests of the night...' gondoh! :)

RonTab said...

I am as excited as you are! What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life is my favorite lovesong but there're Bergman/Bergman lyric that enchant me:

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow:
Between the summer and the winter, there's a multitude of falls
Between the entry and the exit, there's a labyrinth of halls
Between yesterday and tomorrow
There is more,
there is more than a day.

Where Do We Start?
Places That Belong To You


Martin Nievera has cemented I'll Never Say Goodbye for me and I hope this is a good deviation from that version. oooh just listened to a snipet of it and The Same Hello, The Same Goodbye... Classic Barang!!!!

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