Thursday, July 17, 2014

Voices of Innocence and Experience: Three Different Versions of “You’ll Never Know,” by Barbara Streisand and… Barbra Streisand



Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

In 1955, when Barbara Joan Streisand was 13, she cut a demo of the war-time standard, “You’ll Never Know.” Over 30 years later, she got the idea of singing it again, and weaving the two recordings into a duet with herself. It sounds vain and narcissistic as all get out, and it is, not to mention risky, and yet it worked gloriously.

Barbra Streisand 1955 Nola Recording Studio 12 29 55

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Barbra Streisand - "You'll Never Know" (from Just for the Record) (Audio)

This is the 1955 version that opens the disc 1 of the four-record box set. Streisand gave it a scratchy sound, to emphasize its age.


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The Duet

This is the version that ends the box set (disc 4), which she recorded in 1988.



Barbra Streisand – An Experiment #2: "You'll Never Know" Video + Stereo Audio

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Published on Aug 15, 2013

I tried to match the video from the 1988 recording sessions with the CD audio.

[The hand motions are Streisand directing the orchestra, as she sings.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When I first started reading this I was cheering the judge, then I got to the end and got a little disappointed, he couldn't help but indulge in some PC dilution of his message.
Age and childhood are the same thing judge and 19 years old is not "childhood". When I was 19 I wasn't committing violent racist gang assaults and neither should this "kid" have been. Plus, it's possible a strong father figure could have instilled better character in him but it's probably even more likely he just would have encouraged the racist tendencies. Jerry