I am not one to seek out performers, plays, or musicals. I go with the flow. I was flowing through the television channels last weekend and ran across “FunnyGirl.” That was truly a treat! It wasn’t my gay gene kicking in, but a new respect for Barbra Streisand. I had never really seen any of her performances before, but now I think I may be a little hooked and what great timing! I didn’t even know she spelled her name “Barbra” and not “Barbara.”
Set for an August 26 release, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, marks Streisand’s third album dedicated to songs from the musical theatre canon, having previously released The Broadway Album and Back to Broadway in 1985 and 1993, respectfully, both of which went multi-platinum.
In addition to the 10-track standard release of Encore, Target will issue an exclusive 14-track deluxe version of the album that includes several show-stopping, dramatic songs, which fans have been waiting to hear Streisand record. – playbill.com
So what will be on this Target release? Here’s the list supplied by playbill.com
The track listing for the Deluxe Target Exclusive follows:
1. “At The Ballet” (with Anne Hathaway & Daisy Ridley)
2. “Loving You” (with Patrick Wilson)
3. “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” (with Anthony Newley)
4. “Any Moment Now” (with Hugh Jackman)
5. “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” (Target Exclusive)
6. “The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened” (with Alec Baldwin)
7. “Not A Day Goes By” (Target Exclusive)
8. “Anything You Can Do” (with Melissa McCarthy)
9. “Fifty Percent” (Target Exclusive)
10. “I’ll Be Seeing You/I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face” (with Chris Pine)
11. “Losing My Mind” (Target Exclusive)
12. “Pure Imagination” (with Seth MacFarlane)
13. “Take Me To The World” (with Antonio Banderas)
14. “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” (with Jamie Foxx)
Yes, Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, and even Hugh Jackman were selected by Barbra to be on Encore. Here’s some footage of some of the duet-ers with Barbra, but couldn’t find any with Seth MacFarlane.
Barbra and Alec
Barbra and Hugh
Barbra, Ridley, and Hathaway
Barbra and Jamie
Will those duets lead you to purchase Encore went it comes out on August 26th?
There are some songs that Barbra will sing alone, like “Fifty Percent” from Ballroom. Maybe hearing a bit of those may make you preorder.
videos from Barbra’s twitter.