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Thursday, 9 April 2009

Press Release -- Streisand The Concerts

Press Release -- Streisand The Concerts


Includes Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage, Unforgettable Performances and Bonus Features

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift to Make Any Mom Sing with Delight


STREISAND: LIVE IN CONCERT Airing Saturday, April 25 on CBS, Fans will get an All-Access Pass to One of Barbra’s Most Memorable Performances from Streisand The Concerts
(NEW YORK) - (April 8, 2009) – 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 songs 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 in the U.S. on April 28 through Hip-O/Universal Music Enterprises arriving just in time to be shared with loved ones on Mother’s Day.

Streisand The Concerts shot to the top of the UK charts to become the #1 selling music DVD just days after its release on March 16. In celebration of its U.S. release, STREISAND: LIVE IN CONCERT will air as a one-hour special on CBS, Saturday, April 25 (8:00-9:00 pm ET/PT) to bring fans one of Barbra’s most celebrated concerts on her 2006 North American tour. 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 experience 10 songs never-before-seen on DVD, including "Unusual Way," "A Cockeyed Optimist," "When The Sun Comes Out" 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 five additional songs as well as interviews with the behind-the-scenes team who create and execute this musical and visually explosive experience.

Disc #2 allows fans to experience the unforgettable 1994 concert Live at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, CA that documents the magic of her first concert tour in 27 years. For the first time on DVD, this special concert includes the first-ever live performance of "Lazy Afternoon" and the "Yentl Medley."

Throughout her career critics have been unanimous in their praise for Streisand making this DVD a remarkable compilation. Her 2006 world tour garnered rave reviews across the nation."Streisand has never sounded better!

She’s astounding!" - The New York Times"

The blend of intimacy and showiness in Streisand’s voice turns her performances into portraits of the heart and mind in self-discovery…she was simply amazing" - LA Times

"Once or twice a generation there comes a personality that just fills the room. Sinatra was like that, so was Elvis and so is Barbra Streisand." - Journal Sentine

l"Her singing glows with a tone so luxurious and a texture so rich, you nearly want to burst into song yourself." - New York Daily News

"Sensational! A brilliant show! A major musical triumph!" – Rolling Stone

Disc #3, "Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album," is the perfect supplement to the DVD set's presentation of the two great Streisand concerts of the past 15 years. With video and vintage performance footage from the ’60s and ’70s never before seen on DVD, disc #3 captures the most sensational recording and concert career of all time. The disc, which book-ends the fabled stylist in her growth over a nearly half century span, showcases the electric voice and personality that instantly shot her to stardom beginning in the 1960s and solidified her unchallenged supremacy among female performing artists. Bonus features include video performances from Streisand’s Emmy award winning television specials including "People" from My Name Is Barbra 1965 , "Yesterdays" from Color Me Barbra 1966, "I’m Always Chasing Rainbows" from The Belle of 14th Street 1967, "Silent Night (Sleep In Heavenly Peace) from A Happening In Central Park 1968 and "Cryin’ Time (with Ray Charles)" from Barbra Streisand…And Other Musical Instruments 1973.

Disc #3 is jam-packed with exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage including the making of the award winning, number #1 album The Broadway Album and video clips from her childhood, extensive one-on-one interviews and a montage of the numerous awards she’s received throughout the years. 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 performed "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 album-selling female recording artist ever, with 29 having achieved top ten status. 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.


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