New Album Reviews for LIVE IN CONCERT 2006aMore to Come!
"that voice is like buttah." PEOPLE MAGAZINE
"Streisand sounds terrific on this keepsake of last fall's U.S. tour.. Streisand, who warms to it and plays around with it..Her singing, throughout, is almost tactile, suggesting the luxurious smoothness of satin or the sweet kiss of a breeze on a summer day." * * *
"a voice that remains one of the world's great wonders...Streisand's timbre remains peerless and her phrasing so engaged." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.
"LIVE IN CONCERT 2006" .. showcases the notoriously hesitant live artist in a commanding comfort zone. it is utterly superb. Fans will revel." BILLBOARD
Live in Concert 2006 is not just the greatest live recording she's put out but, arguably, the pinnacle of Streisand's enviable musical career... never has pop's preeminent vocalist sounded warmer fronting a truly stellar orchestra or more engaged with an audience. In a career that has given its share of must-haves, Live in Concert 2006 becomes Streisand's desert-island disc." MIAMI HERALD
" a performer who effortlessly twists intimacy and friendliness and fierceness into a perfect, sturdy braid. This two-disc set, will raise its share of goosebumps. The voice, of course, enthrallsaStreisand--diva, political dynamo, superstar--still knows how to orchestrate a showstopper. --" AMAZON.COM
"Barbra Streisand's voice is arguably the most recognizable sound of any American-born singer living todayablessed with a rich, full, lush sound that ranges from smoky low notes through a gloriously pure middle register to a powerful high belt that reverberates with an emotion-filled vibrato ... a lavish-two disc set brims with a palpable excitement. This recording offers Streisand as free as she has ever been, singing melodies with an artful playfulness, adding a riff here and a gentle lick there. It is Streisand in a joyous mode. "Streisand: Live in Concert 2006" is a magical recording from a woman whose powers as a spellbinding artist remain undimmed." PLAYBILL
"Designed along the lines of an audio-graphical one-woman Broadway show, Streisand's '06 trek showcased five decades of sublime singing. Delights among the 23 tracks here take in "Funny Girl," which Streisand hadn't sung since the film, and fine readings of "The Way We Were," "People" and "(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair?"
LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
"LIVE IN CONCERT 2006 features Babs' best, "like butta" performances..." PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS