Timeless: Live in Concert

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Timeless: Live in Concert
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Live album by Barbra Streisand
Released September 19, 2000
Recorded December 31, 1999 – January 1, 2000
Genre Pop, showtunes
Length 123:17
Label Columbia
Producer Barbra Streisand, Jay Landers
Barbra Streisand chronology
A Love Like Ours
(1999)A Love Like Ours1999
Timeless: Live in Concert
(2000)
Christmas Memories
(2001)Christmas Memories2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Timeless: Live in Concert is a live album released by Barbra Streisand on September 19, 2000 (see 2000 in music). It was her fifth live album and was released on Columbia Records (catalog no. 63778). The album was issued a week before what were said to be her final concerts in September 2000 and would reach platinum certification.

Album information

Timeless is a double album which includes moments from Barbra’s New Year's Eve, 1999 and New Year's Day, 2000 shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. The release is set up like a play in two acts and even has a two-minute entr'acte featuring conductor, Marvin Hamlisch, who is also present throughout the performance. It opens with a dramatization of her first, amateur recording session, in which Lauren Frost plays a part described in the credits as "Young Girl" though Streisand later refers to her as "my little-girl self" and "mini me". The rest of Act One traces Streisand's career from her club days to Broadway and her movie performances.

Act two opens with several of Barbra’s duets. This section is followed by dialogue and songs both reminiscent and optimistic thanks to the backdrop of the New Year’s holiday. As the midnight hour approaches, Barbra is joined on stage by husband, James Brolin. Much of the dialogue takes place as small scenes or skits about time and timelessness. The CD version includes songs that span Streisand’s career up to that time, such as "Cry Me a River" and "Happy Days Are Here Again", from her debut album, and "At the Same Time" from her 1997 album Higher Ground.

The 24-page CD insert includes photographs, portraits and concert shots as well as an account of the dress rehearsal written by producer, Jay Landers. The 2-CD set includes over two hours of performance divided into 37 tracks. The album did very well on the charts opening at #21 on the Billboard 200 and remaining on that chart for fifteen consecutive weeks. On the Top Internet Albums chart, Timeless peaked at #2. On October 20, 2000 the album would receive gold and platinum certification from the RIAA. As of then Streisand had achieved 43 gold records and 27 platinum records.

Barnes & Noble offered a bonus in their sale of the CD package: a cd single "Come Rain Or Come Shine" recorded live during one of Barbra's Australian performances.

Track listing

Disc one – Act one

  1. "Opening/You'll Never Know" (with Lauren Frost, Alec Ledd, and Randee Heller) (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 2:31
  2. "Something's Coming" (with Lauren Frost) (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) – 3:41
  3. "The Way We Were" (Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 4:18
  4. "Shirley MacLaine Y1K" (dialogue) – 4:41
  5. "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) – 3:14
  6. "Lover, Come Back To Me" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) – 2:54
  7. "A Sleepin' Bee" (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 3:43
  8. "Miss Marmelstein" (Harold Rome) – 2:27
  9. "I'm the Greatest Star/Second Hand Rose/Don't Rain on My Parade" (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill / Grant Clarke, J.F. Hanly / Styne, Merrill) – 5:21
  10. "Something Wonderful/Being Alive" (Rodgers and Hammerstein / Sondheim) – 4:35
  11. "As Time Goes By"/"Speak Low" (Herman Hupfeld / Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash) – 2:10
  12. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:02
  13. "Evergreen" (Streisand, Paul Williams) – 4:04
  14. "Dialogue" (Father, Part #1) – 1:18
  15. "Papa, Can You Hear Me?/You'll Never Know" (with Lauren Frost) (Michel Legrand, A. Bergman, M. Bergman / Warren, Gordon) – 3:20
  16. "A Piece of Sky" (with Lauren Frost) (Legrand, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 3:13

Disc two – Act two

  1. "Entr'acte" (Hamlisch) – 2:21
  2. "Putting It Together" (Sondheim) – 3:35
  3. "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" (Alan Jay Lerner, Burton Lane) – 2:27
  4. "Send in the Clowns" (Sondheim) – 3:06
  5. "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy" (with Judy Garland)/"Guilty" (with Barry Gibb)/"I Finally Found Someone" (with Bryan Adams)/"Tell Him" (with Celine Dion)/"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" (with Neil Diamond)" (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen / Arlen, Ted Koehler / B. Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb / Adams, Hamlisch, Robert Lange / Linda Thompson, Walter Afanasieff, David Foster / Diamond, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 2:07
  6. "Sing" (with Jason Gould)/"I've Got a Crush on You" (with Frank Sinatra) (Joe Raposo / George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:22
  7. "Technology" (Dialogue) – 2:03
  8. "The Clicker Blues" (Hamlisch, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 0:58
  9. "Simple Pleasures" (Hamlisch, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 3:02
  10. "The Main Event/Fight" (Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts / Jabara, Bob Esty) – 4:07
  11. "Dialogue" (Father, Part #2) – 1:35
  12. "I've Dreamed of You" (Rolf Løvland, Ann Hampton Callaway) – 3:24
  13. "At the Same Time" (Callaway) – 4:53
  14. "Auld Lang Syne (Ballad)" (adapted by Robert Burns) – 1:49
  15. "Dialogue" (Barbra and Brother Time) – 0:51
  16. "People" (Styne, Merrill) – 3:46
  17. "New Year's Eve/Auld Lang Syne" (Celebration) – 6:00
  18. "Everytime You Hear Auld Lang Syne" (Barbra/Audience) (Hamlisch, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 4:22
  19. "Happy Days Are Here Again" (Ager, Yellen) – 3:33
  20. "Don't Like Goodbyes" (Arlen, Capote) – 1:42
  21. "I Believe/Somewhere" (with Lauren Frost) (Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman / Bernstein, Sondheim) – 8:42

Personnel

NOTE: Some performers do not appear in person.

  • Bryan Adams – vocals
  • Robert L. Adcock – celli
  • Louis Armstrongtrumpet
  • Steve Becknell – french horn
  • Douglas Besterman – arranger
  • Chris Bishop – engineer
  • Peggie Blu – backing vocals
  • Chris Boardman – arranger
  • Ralph Burns – arranger, adaptation
  • Jorge Calandrelli – arranger
  • Darius Campo – violin
  • Chris Carlton – engineer
  • Jon Clarke – woodwind
  • John Clayton – arranger
  • Don Costa – arranger
  • Joe Covello – photography
  • Debbie Datz-Pyle – contractor
  • Mario de Leon – violin
  • Neil Diamond – vocals
  • Celine Dion – vocals
  • Chuck Domanicobass
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Sam Emerson – photography
  • Martin Erlichman – executive producer
  • Bob Esty – arranger, conductor
  • David Ewart – violin
  • Peter Fletcher – product manager
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Bruce Fowlertrombone
  • Ian Freebairn-Smith – arranger
  • Lauren Frost – vocals
  • Matt Funes – viola
  • Judy Garland – vocals
  • Barry Gibb – vocals
  • Phil Gitomer – technical manager
  • Savion Gloveractor
  • Mark Graham – librarian
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Dan Greco – percussion
  • Henry Grossman – photography
  • Marvin Hamlisch – arranger, director
  • Jack Hayes – arranger
  • Gwen Heller – violin
  • Randee Heller – vocals
  • Ryan Hewitt – assistant engineer
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet
  • Dan Higgins – woodwind
  • Jim Hoffman – librarian
  • Rupert Holmes – arranger
  • Carrie Holzman-Little – viola
  • Paul Jabara – arranger
  • Bruce Jackson – sound design
  • Ron Jannelli – woodwind
  • Alan Kaplan – trombone
  • Eddie Karam – arranger
  • Suzie Katayama – celli
  • Steve Khan – narrator
  • Jay Landers – executive producer
  • Alec Ledd – vocals
  • Annie Leibovitz – photography
  • Brian Leonard – violin
  • Warren Leuning – trumpet
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Dane Little – celli
  • Charles Loper – trombone
  • Jeremy Lubbock – arranger
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Nick Marshall – mixing
  • Peter Matz – arranger, producer
  • Kevin Mazur – photography
  • Ed Meares – bass
  • Don Mischer – producer
  • Suzette Moriarty – French horn
  • Horia Moroaica – violin
  • Ralph Morrison – concert master
  • Peter Morse – lighting design, lighting director
  • Dan Newfeld – viola
  • Robin Olson – violin
  • Kenny Ortega – writer, assistant director
  • Marty Paich – arranger
  • Dean Parksguitar
  • Joel Peskin – woodwind
  • Barbara Porter – violin
  • Sid Ramin – arranger
  • Tom Ranier – keyboards
  • Gabrielle Raumberger – art direction, design
  • Dave Reitzas – mixing
  • Nelson Riddle – arranger
  • Bruce Roberts – arranger
  • Gil Romero – violin
  • William James Ross – arranger
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Mark Sazer – violin
  • Walter Scharf – arranger
  • Harry Shirinian – viola
  • John Simpson – engineer
  • Frank Sinatra – vocals
  • Kim Skalecki – assistant
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Michael Starobin – arranger
  • Barbra Streisand – director, vocals, producer, writer
  • Neil Stubenhauselectric bass
  • Shari Sutcliffe – project coordinator
  • Karen Swenson – consultant, photo research
  • Sydney Philharmonia Choirs - backing choir
  • Phil Teele – trombone
  • Alberto Tolot – photography
  • Bob Tricarico – woodwind
  • Charles Valentino – actor
  • Fred Vogler – engineer
  • Jürgen Vollmer – photography
  • Randy Waldman – arranger, keyboards
  • Brad Warnaar – French horn
  • Phil Yao – French horn
  • Ken Yerke – violin
  • Firooz Zahedi – photography, cover photo
  • Patty Zimmitti – contractor
  • Robert Zimmitti – percussion
  • Torrie Zito – arranger

References

  • Timeless: Live in Concert album liner notes. Columbia Records.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Timeless: Live in Concert". All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved 2007-07-17.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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