Barbra Streisand’s ‘Partners’ Album To Be Released September 16th [Video]
If you’re a Barbra Streisand fan, here’s good news. Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” album, to debut on September 16th, 2014, featuring 12 new Streisand duets with the world’s greatest male vocalists. Streisand fans can pre-order “Partners” now. All those who pre-order the album will receive a new downloadable song “New York State Of Mind,” with Billy Joel. The Lionel Richie duet of the classic “The Way We Were” will be also be made available to pre-ordering fans on August 26. The third Instant Grat track, the Michael Buble duet “It Had To Be You,” – will be downloadable via pre-order on September 2.
The PR Newswire reports that the “Partners” album includes duets with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder and a breathtaking virtual duet with the King of rock n’ roll, Elvis Presley. The new album, which is executive produced by Ms. Streisand and Jay Landers, is produced by ‘Babyface’ and Walter Afanasieff.
“Partners” is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics. Among the songs included are “New York State Of Mind,” with Billy Joel, “It Had To Be You,” with Michael Buble, “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” with John Mayer, “Love Me Tender,” with Elvis Presley, “The Way We Were,” with Lionel Richie, “What Kind Of Fool,” with John Legend, “People,” with Stevie Wonder, “I Can Still See Your Face,” with Andrea Bocelli, “Evergreen,” with Babyface, and Ms. Streisand’s first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on “How Deep Is The Ocean.”
This new release is wonderful news for fans, since it’s been awhile for a duets album. Remember the blockbuster duet with Celine Dion?
Barbra Streisand is currently the best-selling female recording artist in history, according to RIAA, and the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling artists list, an honor which includes “Partners” duettist Elvis Presley. Ms. Streisand has recorded 51 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums in her career, including nine #1s, and is the only recording artist to have accomplished #1 album in five consecutive decades.