- Album name: Memories
- Artist name: Barbra Streisand
- Year: 1981
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Columbia Records
- Collection: Selman
- Distinguishing characteristics:
- Scratched into side one of LP: PAL 37678 1H
- Scratched into side two of LP: PBL-37678-1F
- Buy it on Amazon: $19.99
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve never heard this record before and I’m not sure if I will recognize any of the songs on it. I do recognize the name of New York State Of Mind, but can not manage to conjure up the melody.
This will be the second Barbra Streisand record that I review. The first, Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits (1970), was not good.
What I expected
More show tunes, I guess.
What it was actually like
I did recognize New York State of Mind, and also Memory.
It has been rare during the course of this project that I’ve seriously contemplated getting up and turning off a record in the middle of a song (though occasionally I do turn the volume down, which I can do from my couch), but I almost did it during You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.
Everything about this record was abysmal and it was difficult to pick a worst song, but the elevator music style saxophone solo on New York State of Mind was a contender, as was the disco song No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).
2/5: bad, but I was able to listen to the whole thing