AUDIO EXCLUSIVE: Barbra Streisand's "How Are Things In Glocca Morra?"/"Heather On The Hill"

By Adam Hetrick
26 Sep 2012

Barbra Streisand's upcoming album of never-before-heard material "Release Me," with songs from The Wiz, Brigadoon and Finian's Rainbow, will be released digitally Oct. 8, and Playbill.com has an exclusive track from the album.



The 11-track recording features a medley of “How Are Things In Glocca Morra?"/"Heather On The Hill” (from Finian’s Rainbow / Brigadoon), which was recorded for Streisand's 1993 album "Back to Broadway." Arranged by Tony Award winner Rupert Holmes, the track never made the LP or CD release, but will be heard for the first time on "Release Me," and Playbill.com shares it with you now.

"How Are Things In Glocca Morra? / Heather On The Hill"
 

 

 

 

Highlights from "Release Me" also include “Didn’t We” written by Jimmy Webb and recorded in 1970 for an unreleased album project titled "The Singer"; the standard “Willow Weep For Me," an unreleased track recorded in 1967 for "Simply Streisand," arranged by Ray Ellis; Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Going Rain Today,” with Streisand on vocals and Newman on piano from the 1971 "Stoney End" sessions; an unreleased studio version of “With One More Look At You” from "A Star Is Born";  and “Home” (from The Wiz).

The complete track list follows:

1. Being Good Isn’t Good Enough (from Hallelujah, Baby!)
2. Didn’t We
3. Willow Weep For Me
4. Try To Win A Friend
5. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
6. With One More Look At You (from "A Star Is Born")
7. Lost In Wonderland
8. How Are Things In Glocca Morra? / Heather On The Hill
(from Finian’s Rainbow / Brigadoon)
9. Mother And Child
10. If It’s Meant To Be
11. Home (from The Wiz)

Here's an exclusive video of Barbra in the studio and at home, discussing the recording.