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

By Ben Rimalower
25 Jan 2014

12. "Barbra Joan Streisand" (studio album, 1971)

Kind of like a follow-up to "Stoney End," "Barbra Joan Streisand" finds Streisand tackling more singer-songwriter hits of the day, including Carole King and John Lennon, along with some tracks which might be more at home on "The Way We Were," such as her stunning medley of Burt Bacharach's "One Less Bell to Answer" and "A House Is Not a Home." What the album lacks in unity of feeling, it makes up for with high belting on the Joe Cocker hit, "Space Captain."