Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will present Release Me 2a new collection of 10 previously unreleased studio performances from the legendary Barbra Streisandon Friday, Aug. 6.
People can pre-order the album at https://barbrastreisand.lnk.to/ReleaseMe2PR.
The first new Streisand album title since 2018's Walls, Release Me 2 is the second volume of rarities from the singer. It is a companion to her 2012 Columbia/Legacy album Release Me, which entered the Billboard 200 at #7making it her 32nd Top 10 and seventh consecutive Top 10 album at the time.
Release Me 2 features songs penned by celebrated writers and tunesmiths including Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Barry Gibb, Randy Newman, Michel Legrand/Alan Bergman/Marilyn Bergman, Harold Arlen and "Yip" Harburg, Carole King, Steve Dorff, Paul Williams/Kenny Ascher, and Walter Afanasieff/John Bettis.
"I'd Want It To Be You," Streisand's duet with Willie Nelson, has been released as a lyric video; see it at www.youtube.com/watch.
Other highlights on Release Me 2 include Barbra's interpretation of Carole King's "You Light Up My Life," a song from King's 1973 Fantasy album which Barbra recorded for potential inclusion on her 1974 Butterfly collection; interpretation of Newman's "Living Without You"; and Streisand singing with Kermit the Frog on the classic composition "Rainbow Connection."
Streisand has been awarded two Oscars; five Emmys; 10 Grammys (including the Legend Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award); a Tony; 11 Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award; three Peabodys; and the Director's Guild Award for her concert specialthe only artist to receive honors in all of those areas.