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Monday, 30 March 2009

Barbra Remains At The Top

Barbra Streisand - The Concerts DVD Set remained at the Number One position on the UK DVD Music Charts today. The set, which was released on March 16th 2009 went straight to Number One in week one, and has stayed there for a 2nd week.

The special DVD set contains Barbra's record breaking 2006 Concert Show, recorded in Fort Lauderdale, and also Barbra's 1994 Anaheim Show, the closing night of her 1994 US Tour -- her first tour in 27 years. Putting It Together - The Making Of The Broadway Album is also included... a rare behind the scenes look at the making of her 1985 album.The set will be released in the US at a later date.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Barbra To Star In Meet The Little Fockers?

Let's put this under 'rumor' for now...

The entire starring cast of Meet The Fockers will regroup for a sequel, Little Fockers , set to begin production in July, according to FoxNews.com entertainment columnist Roger Friedman. Friedman, who cited no sources, said that Blythe Danner, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Teri Polo, Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand, and Owen Wilson had all been lined up to play their original roles. However, Peter Segal is expected to replace Jay Roach, who is working on another film, as director. Friedman observed "The title suggests more than one baby for Stiller and Polo's characters. So get ready possibly for twins, which also means DeNiro and Hoffman may have extra screen time as warring grandfathers." -- Various online news sites.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Streisand - The Concerts DVD Set

Barbra Streisand -- The Concerts DVD Set, which was released last Monday (16 March) in the UK has debuted at Number One on the UK DVD Music Charts, knocking 'Stevie Wonder - Live At Last' from the Top Spot.The DVD set will be released in the US / Canada at a later date.

Sunday, 22 March 2009


Just a quick note to let you all know that I'm 'twittering'...

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Saturday, 21 March 2009

Streisand - The Concerts DVD Set (US / Canada).

There seems to be some confusion regarding the US release of the 2006 Concert DVD (along with 1994 Anaheim and 1985 Putting It Together).

This set has not been announced in the US / Canada -- and there is currently NO release date. Many of you pre-ordered using a link on Amazon.com (which linked to the Sony version of the DVD set). Sony are no longer releasing the DVD, which is why the page was removed from Amazon. (I'd recommend you currently ignore any tentative release dates that are on Amazon as these keep changing).

So far, the DVD set has only been released in Europe (and shot straight to Number One on the UK DVD Chart). It looks like the DVD will be released in the USA / Canada in May, but nothing has been confirmed.

As soon as a confirmed date has been set for USA / Canada -- I will email you all -- along with a pre-order link.

Friday, 20 March 2009

New Barbra Interview

Amazon have put up a new telephone interview with Barbra on the 2 Disc Yentl DVD Set Page.

Here is the link...


Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Barbra at #1 in the UK

BarbraNews has learned that BARBRA STREISAND - The Concerts DVD Box Set is currently
Number One on the UK Midweek Chart Music DVD Chart* in the UK.

This special DVD set was released on Monday (16th March) in the UK.

Let's hope the DVD stays at the top for the official chart on Sunday. BarbraNews will update you.
The DVD set should be released in the US by May. There is no confirmed date at present.

*Midweek chart information is exclusively for the music industry to track how their sales are going that particular week.

Thursday, 12 March 2009


Dear Barbra Fans...

We sent you a press release, yesterday -- with regards to the new Concert DVD coming out in the UK on Monday.

There was an error in the press release. The following segments are NOT going to be on the DVD.

2. Hail to The Chief 3. Side By Side (rehearsal) & Side By Side (show)

Sorry for any confusion caused.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

The Wait Is Nearly Over


Includes Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Unforgettable Performances and Bonus Features making this the Ultimate Mothers Day Gift

Barbra Streisand is world renowned for thrilling audiences with her magical performances, her supreme vocal talent and setting box office records. Now fans can get front row seats to the best of Barbra Streisand captured in Streisand The Concerts, a new 3-disc DVD showcasing some of her most memorable concerts, special exclusives including 17 tracks never-before released on DVD and behind-the-scenes moments with one of the most beloved artists of all time. This highly anticipated triple-DVD set will be released on March 16th through Universal arriving just in time for Mother's Day.

The 3-Disc DVD set offers fans an all access pass to two of her most memorable concerts in their entirety.

Disc #1- captures the record-breaking 2006 North American tour from the sold-out Ft. Lauderdale show, with special guest multi-platinum recording artist, IL Divo. Fans will get a chance to see nine songs never-before-seen on DVD, including "Unusual Way," "A Cockeyed Optimist" and "My Shining Hour," all of which are the first time Streisand has ever performed them either in the studio or live. Bonus features include six additional songs as well as interviews with the behind-the-scenes team who create and execute this musical and visually unique experience.

Disc #2- 1993 concert Live at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, CA that documents the magic of her first concert tour in 28 years. For the first time on DVD, this special concert includes the first-ever live performance of "Lazy Afternoon" and "Yentl Medley." Disc #3- Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album gives fans the ultimate insider's look at Streisand like you've never seen her before. Included in the DVD is vintage performance footage from the '60s and '70s, video clips from her childhood, extensive one-on-one interviews and a montage of the numerous awards she's received throughout the years. Bonus features include video performances of hits such as "Yesterdays" from Color Me Barbra 1966, "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" from The Belle of 14th Street 1967 and "Cryin' Time (with Ray Charles)" from Barbra Streisand…And Other Musical Instruments 1973. Disc #3, Putting It Together, is jam-packed with exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage including the making of the Broadway album with guest appearances from Sydney Pollack, David Geffen and Ken Silk.

Streisand The Concerts is an extraordinary collection of the very best moments and highlights from Barbra Streisand's legendary career and includes more than 60 songs spanning classics such as "Funny Girl," "The Way We Were," and "People," as well as never before recorded "The Music of the Night," and "Somewhere" with Il Divo.

Barbra Streisand is the music industry's #1 best-selling female artist with 50 Gold, 30 Platinum and 13 Multi-Platinum albums to her credit. She is second in the all-time charts, ahead of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, exceeded only by Elvis. She continues to be the highest-selling female recording artist ever. Streisand remains the only artist to receive Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, and Peabody Awards, and the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. Streisand The Concerts is distributed worldwide by Live Nation and S2BN Entertainment.

Disc #1 Fort Lauderdale/October 2006 Act I 1. Funny Girl Overture (Original Broadway Version) 2. Starting Here, Starting Now 3. Down With Love 4. The Way We Were 5. Ma Premiere Chanson 6. Evergreen (w/ Il Divo) 7. My Way (Il Divo) 8. Come Rain or Come Shine 9. Funny Girl 10. The Music That Makes Me Dance 11. My Man 12. People Act II

13. The Music Of The Night (w/ Il Divo) 14. Jason Theme 15. Carefully Taught/Children Will Listen 16. Unusual Way 17. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life 18. Stoney End 19. Happy Days Are Here Again 20. (Have I Stayed) Too Long At The Fair? 21. The Time Of Your Life 22. A Cockeyed Optimist 23. Somewhere (w/ Il Divo) 24. My Shining Hour 25. Don't Rain On My Parade 26. Smile

Bonus Features: 1. Nobody's Heart (Belongs to Me) & When The Sun Comes Out 2. Hail to The Chief 3. Side By Side (rehearsal) & Side By Side (show) 4. The Woman In The Moon 5. Senza Catene (Il Divo) 6. Regressa A Mi (Il Divo) 7. Interview - The People Behind The Scenes 8. Interview - The Streisand Foundation

Disc #2 Live at Arrowhead Pond/July 1993

1. Overture 2. As If We Never Said GoodBye 3. I'm Still Here/Everybody Says Don't/Don't Rain On My Parade 4. Can't Help Lovin' That Man 5. I'll Know 6. People 7. Lover Man 8. First Therapist Scene 9. Will He Like Me? 10. Second Therapist Scene 11. He Touched Me 12. Evergreen 13. Third Therapist Scene 14. The Man That Got Away 15. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) 16. Entr'Acte 17. The Way We Were 18. You Don't Bring Me Flowers 19. Lazy Afternoon 20. Not While I'm Around 21. Ordinary Miracles 22. Yentl Medley: Where Is It Written?/ Papa Can You Hear Me?/Will Someone Ever Look At Me That Way?/ A Piece Of Sky 23. Happy Days Are Here Again 24. My Man 25. For All We Know 26. Somewhere

Disc #3 Putting It Together -- The Making of The Broadway Album TV 1. Opening 2. Something's Coming 3. Putting It Together 4. Can't Help Lovin' That Man 5. If I Loved You 6. Send In The Clowns 7. Somewhere

Bonus Songs 1. People (from My Name is Barbra 1965)2. Yesterday (from Color Me Barbra 1966)3. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (from The Belle of 14th Street 1967)4. Silent Night (from A Happening in Central Park 1968)5. Cryin' Time with Ray Charles (from Barbra Streisand…And Other Musical Instruments 1973) =============================

3 DVD Set Order Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001SF8FM6?ie=UTF8&tag=barbranewscom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=1634&creativeASIN=B001SF8FM6

Blu-Ray Disc Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001SF8FLW?ie=UTF8&tag=barbranewscom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=1634&creativeASIN=B001SF8FLW

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