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LISTEN: Streisand Revives “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” For Upcoming Album Of Unreleased Gems


Hello gorgeous! Barbra Streisand is teasing the release of Release Me, a collection of previously unreleased songs spanning her 50-year career, with “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today,” recorded in 1971 during the Stoney End sessions. It was written by Oscars staple Randy Newman (who plays piano here) and completed in just one take. That’s an unbelievable accomplishment for a noted perfectionist like Babs!

Release Me will be available on vinyl September 25 and CD October 9.


    • Brandon

      Sorry but Bette Midler spanks this song and makes it her bitch. I turned Barbra’s version off.

      Sep 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • horace

      Nice to hear it. Such a simpler time, 1971.

      Sep 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tessie Tura

      @Brandon: Yes, compared to Barbra’s flawless vocalism, spot-on intonation, innate musicality, and perfect diction, Bette usually spanks a song and makes it her bitch.

      Sep 7, 2012 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      @Tessie Tura: +1 for a flawless comparison.

      Sep 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida

      Streisand’s discards put other singers releases to shame.

      Sep 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PTBoat

      @Brandon: Such a simple time with large sectors of the
      youth dropping dangerous drugs, living on the streets, or in communes that would
      later be known as dangerous cults. Oh, there was Vietnam, so innocent, Nixon, the
      constant threat of nuclear war with the Soviet Union. I also miss those innocent years of domestic terrorism and worrying about the Manson family. ;-)

      Still, Barbara was fabulous.

      Sep 8, 2012 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PTBoat

      @Brandon: Dusty Springfield died a great version of her
      own. I think all three are good for different reasons.

      Sep 8, 2012 at 10:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loafersguy

      I think I prefer Dusty Sprigfield’s version:


      Sep 8, 2012 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • loafersguy

      Springfield, that is. :)

      Sep 8, 2012 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      Dusty’s was great. There is also a wonderful version by Judy Collins, who you have never heard of. :) but she is great, and her version is worth a listen.

      Sep 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nycbearman


      Well said, me too.

      Sep 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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