Columbia Records is proud to announce the release of the new Barbra Streisand
album, Live In Concert 2006
, a two-CD collection capturing the finest performances from her record-breaking 2006 tour, on Tuesday, May 8.
Produced by Barbra Streisand and Jay Landers, Live In Concert 2006
is a breathtaking audio celebration of the artist's historic 2006 concert tour, sequenced according to the concert set list with individual tracks culled from performances recorded at New York's Madison Square Garden (October 9 and 11); Washington DC's Verizon Center (October 13); and Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Bank Atlantic Center (October 28 and 30).
The tour, which broke the arena house record in every city on the itinerary, found Streisand branching out in new creative directions, reinterpreting some of her best-loved standards while revisiting some rarely performed musical treasures from her celebrated back-catalog.Live In Concert 2006
includes songs the artist had rarely, if ever, performed live including "Unusual Way" (from the Broadway musical, "Nine") and such evergreens as "(Have I Stayed) Too Long At The Fair?," "Starting Here, Starting Now," and "Funny Girl."
Fifteen of the album's songs have never appeared previously on one of the artist's live albums with four of those -- "Carefully Taught," "Unusual Way," "A Cockeyed Optimist," and "My Shining Hour" -- making their appearance on Live In Concert 2006 for the very first time on any Barbra Streisand recording.Live In Concert 2006
also debuts recordings of Streisand performing duet versions of "Evergreen," "The Music of the Night" and "Somewhere" with the multi-platinum-selling pop-operatic quartet Il Divo
, who shared the stage as her special musical guests.