Stoney End

Signed By Barbra Streisand

Year 1971
Binding Other
Condition Fine
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Columbia Records, 1971. Excellent near mint condition record album, inner sleeve and dust cover. “landmark album which opens with a magically stirring vocal turning Joni Mitchell's "I Don't Know Where I Stand" into a haunting masterpiece! A light and funky arrangement of Laura Nyro's "Hands Off The Man (Flim Flam Man)" make this a winning version while a dramatically stirring performance of Gordon Lightfoot's "If Your Could Read My Mind" is a delightful surprise for its rhythmically involved arrangement and great Streisand vocal. Seductive in her own winning way with the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weill classic "Just A Little Lovin' (Early In The Mornin')" while Randy Newman's "Let Me Go" is the definitive version containing a great Streisand blues vocal. Barbra's wildly successful rocking version of the Laura Nyro classic "Stoney End" is the song responsible for breaking Barbra out of the conservative mold as a singer of "yesterday's songs" into a great singer of songs of any kind with no boundries which allowed Barbra to grow artistically by leaps and bounds. Sung with soulful conviction are fine versions of Carole King's "No Easy Way Down", Laura Nyro's "Time And Love", and the gospel edged riveting rocker "Free The People" is given a frenzied workout and credited to Barbara Keith. Harry Nilsson's "Maybe" and Randy Newman's "I'll Be Home" are sublime ballads which stand tall with Streisands peak work. "What About Today" brilliantly showed Barbra as a credible contemporary singer to fans while "Stoney End" showed this to the for this incredible accomplishment must also include kudos to the amazing assortment of the "whose who" in the music world who are featured in this landmark work such as arrangers Gene Page, Perry Botkin,Jr., Clas Ogerman, musicians too numerous to list all but including musical legends such as Hal Blaine, Larry Muhoberac, Mike Rubini, Randy Newman, Larry Carlton, and the legendary background vocalists Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Vanetta Fields, Shirley Mathews, Jackie Ward, Toni Wine, Maeretha Stewart, Glenna Session, Eddie Kendrix, Sharone De Vault, & Jerry Cook and this amazing cast was all put together by legendary producer Richard Perry who went on to produce the equally extraordinary "Barbra Joan Streisand" album! “Cover is signed large and bold in blue by Barbra Streisand.