Richard Rogers wrote on the back of the album one of Streisand’s most treasured accolades:
“Nobody is talented enough to get laughs, to bring tears, to sing with the depth of a fine cello or the lift of a climbing bird. Nobody, that is, except Barbra. She makes our musical world a much happier place than it was before. Sincerely, Richard Rogers.”
Simply Streisand is just that. The list of Barbra’s best must include Simply Streisand for the simple fact that it is some of her absolute best work. Barbra sings a song like “My Funny Valentine” and really gives it everything she’s got. The best song on here has got to be “The Nearness of You” which is pure beauty. “I’ll Know” is another one of her smash hits as well as “Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?).” This is charming stuff, brilliant stuff, and I contest, this really is Simply Streisand.
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