Live at The Bon Soir

Barbra Streisand

Live at The Bon Soir
Stereo SACD/Hybrid Disc | Stereo

CATALOG: IMP8329
MSRP: $34.99 USD

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BARBRA STREISAND – LIVE AT THE BON SOIR

Barbra – the way she was!

Her earliest live recordings: 24 magical songs that defined her artistry

On October first 1962 a twenty year old Barbra Streisand signed a deal with Columbia Records. Barely a month later her live performance from the Greenwich Village night club, the Bon Soir, was recorded with the idea of having it be her debut release.  The label ultimately decided to have her go into the studio to record songs from this performance and that became The Barbra Streisand Album. That debut record ended up earning Barbra Streisand three Grammy’s including Album of the Year.

The legendary recording from the Bon Soir has been widely bootlegged over the years and is now finally officially being released on November 4th, sixty years after it was recorded. Mixed from the original tapes from Barbra’s vault this “new” release features the songs “Cry Me A River,” “Happy Days Are Here Again,” “Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered,”&  “A Taste of Honey” just to name a few.

Impex Records is honored to have been selected to produce the 180-gram LP and SACD of this long-awaited classic from the world’s pre-eminent vocal artist and have given these our usual “Impex Treatment” with meticulous attention paid to every aspect of audio and package presentation: SACD is contained in a lavish hardcover book package with a 32-page booklet, while the 2-LP HQ-180 vinyl set gets a tip-on gatefold and 12-page booklet.

“The initial plan for my first album was to record it at the club, and these early tapes have been sleeping in my vault for six decades. I’m delighted to finally bring them out into the light and share what could have been my debut album, Live At The Bon Soir.” —Barbra Streisand

FEATURES 

  • Barbra’s legendary 1962 debut recording is officially available for the very first time!
  • Every aspect of the production was personally supervised by Barbra Streisand
  • Restored and mixed from the original analog session tapes by Jochem van der Saag and mastered by Paul Blakemore at 24 bit/96 kHz
  • SACD packaged in a deluxe hardcover book with a 32-page booklet with all the features of the LP booklet

Selections:

SIDE ONE

  1. Introduction by David Kapralik (Columbia Records)/My Name Is Barbara

  2. Much More

  3. Napoleon

  4. I Hate Music

  5. Right As The Rain

  6. Cry Me A River

  7. Value

  8. Lover, Come Back To Me

  9. Band Introductions

  10. Soon It’s Gonna Rain

  11. Come To The Supermarket (In Old Peking)

  12. When The Sun Comes Out

  13. Happy Days Are Here Again

  14. Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now

  15. A Sleepin’ Bee

  16. I Had Myself A True Love

  17. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered

  18. Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?

  19. I’ll Tell the Man In The Street

  20. A Taste Of Honey

  21. Never Will I Marry

  22. Nobody’s Heart Belongs To Me

  23. My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms

  24. I Stayed Too Long At The Fair

Produced by Barbra Streisand, Martin Erlichman & Jay Landers

Recorded by Roy Halee & Adjutor “Pappy” Theroux

Mixed by Jochem van der Saag

Mastered by Paul Blakemore & Jochem van der Saag

SACD DSD authoring by Gus Skinas at Super Audio Center