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5.0 out of 5 stars A DVD delight: 1994 & 2006 Concerts + RARE HBO TV Special, 10 Mar 2009
This review is from: Barbra Streisand - The Concerts [DVD] (DVD)
It is RARE these days that a release comes along which really does genuinely capture my attention but this 3-disc DVD set is one of those very special occasions.

What you get in this DVD set is an October 2006 concert which features Il Divo. So we are already off to a good start. But for me the true delight is to have Barbra's unforgettable July 1994 concert which had only previously been released on VHS, Laser Disc and VCD formats.

I remember going to one of the 1994 Wembley (London) shows and being absolutely astounded by what were truly knockout performances of so many Streisand classics. The highlight for me had to be the "Yentl" medley where Streisand sang a duet with a movie screen of herself in the original film.

Although I adore Barbra and have followed her career for years now (since a young boy) I am honest enough to admit that her vocal performances on her more recent shows have been "safe". The 1994 show however had a real edge to it and showcased Streisand's vocal prowess at its fullest (with no holding back). For that alone I rate this release with 5 stars.

One very slight disappointment is that "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" has been left off this release - it was an exclusive bonus track on the Asian VCD release of the 1994 concert (a scarce release occasionally found on eBay). A missed opportunity!

Already we have a real strong case here for buying this DVD set. That is why it was a real surprise to discover the powers that be have decided to resurrect Streisand's fabulous 1986 VHS release "Putting It Together". This is a superb HBO TV special which features the original promo video for "Somewhere" (the first ever Streisand promo to be released on DVD), an interview with Barbra plus lots of recording session footage from the making of best-seller "The Broadway Album".

Also included are some performance highlights from an array of Streisand's TV musical spectaculars which are already available on DVD:

- "Barbra Streisand - My Name Is Barbra [DVD] [1965]"
- "Barbra Streisand - Colour Me Barbra [DVD] [1966]"
- "Barbra Streisand - The Belle Of 14th Street [DVD] [1967]"
- "Barbra Streisand - A Happening In Central Park [DVD] [1967]"
- "Barbra Streisand - Barbra Streisand And Other Musical Instruments [DVD] [1973]"

2009 IS SET TO BE A GREAT YEAR FOR STREISAND FANS. ALREADY THERE IS A 2-DISC US EDITION OF "YENTL", NOW THIS DVD SET AND DUE SUMMER 2009 IS A BRAND NEW "BARBRA STREISAND" STUDIO ALBUM PRODUCED WITH DIANA KRALL (WHO JUST RELEASED "Quiet Nights").
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Initial post: 27 Apr 2012 17:45:38 BDT
i am a great barbra streisand fan, an my favourite rcording of hers is "i am a woman in love", and i have this track on audio,but, iv'e yet to see her perform this particular track on video or dvd. can anyone advize me if this is on dvd or video (and i don't mean a short"clip or version) and if the answer is in the positive, could you please provide me with the "title". looking forward in anticipation of a positve reply.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2012 19:10:05 BDT
Mr. K says:
I am so sorry but I do not believe "Woman in Love" is on any official VHS or DVD release.
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