Barbra Streisand hits the road with ‘Release Me’

With others of Hollywood, I came with a check in hand for the Democratic Party, have a chat with the President of the United States of America at that time Bill Clinton, at a home off Benedict Canyon in Beverly Hills.

Others also had the same idea, there was David Geffen, Michael Douglas, Ralph Lauren, and performing would be the Eagels, and Barbra Streisand.

I had never heard Barbra Streisand live. David Geffen came on stage while we all sat in an orange grove, on white wooden chairs, with the scent of jasmine in the air, a signature scent of the canyon.

David Geffen’s words always remained with me, as he said “the collective forces of light will always prevail over the dark forces’s we have to believe”.

Barbra Streisand came on stage, talked for a bit the most important subject to her being the country, it’s state of affairs, and these are her true concerns. Then she sang and everything changed, and I have no idea what happened but I had been instantly been transported it seem to mars with the astounding voice of Barbra Streisand. The title of a recent film comes to mind ‘Pitch Perfect’, that is Barbra Streisand.

Now, because of her perfectionism, she has a case full of unreleased material, and she’s decided to share it with the world.

“Release Me,” a collection of Streisand songs she recorded in the 1960s, `70s and `80s, is out Tuesday. It also includes the new song “If It’s Meant to Be,” written by her longtime friends and collaborators, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, recorded last year.

Besides the new album, Streisand is readying another duets album and a launching a U.S. tour on Thursday in Philadelphia.

Barbara was recently asked how she felt about releasing this album. She described it as liberating, and interesting because she never listens to her records after she makes them. Then she found this black case in her house which had been sitting around for so long called “Unreleased songs.” Listening to some of them she thought, “God, I was hard on myself.”

Like Jay-Z, Barbara also will return to her roots, her hometown, Brooklyn, N.Y., at the new Barclays Center. Growing up Barbara, thought the world was only Brooklyn, she never ventured into Manhattan till she was fourteen years old.

Barbara, also returns to Canada, with shows in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. In Canada she had an old flame then the Prime Minister of Canada , Pierre Elliott Trudeau who’s son Justin Trudeau just announced his intention to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party.

Like they say, timing is everything.

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