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Higher Ground - Original Release: November 11, 1997

"My plan was to sing a collection of songs that transcended
any one religion, but spoke to the hearts of all persons of faith...
May these songs fill your soul with the breath of life and faith".
                                                                    - Barbra Streisand

1. I Believe / You'll Never Walk Alone (E. Drake, I. Graham, J. Shirl, A. Stillman / R. Rodgers and O. Hammerstein II) - One was a hit for Frankie Laine in 1953, the other is from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel...simple stories about faith, and I wanted to revisit them in a less traditional way.
2.Higher Ground (Steve Dorff, George Green, and Kent Agee)
- We've all seen how common it is for some people to tear others down...The only way to fight back is to do good work and leave a legacy of some kind, one that is positive, uplifting, and hopefully, motivating.
3.At The Same Time (Ann Hampton Callaway)
- I adore the lyric...knowing how fragile the planet is, how fragile souls are, and how desperately we need unity.
4.Tell Him (Duet with Celine Dion; by David Foster, Linda Thompson, and Walter Afanasieff) - It's about an older (and hopefully wiser) woman advising a younger woman in love...It's better to err on the side of
generosity when it comes to life and love.
5.On Holy Ground (Geron Davis)  - I love the sound of a gospel choir, with all its earthly passion...The lyric says that whenever we stand in the presence of God,
we're on holy ground.
6.If I Could (Ronald L. Miller, Kenny Hirsch, and Martha V. Sharron)
- For Jason: It's about how we have to let go of our children eventually, something we moms and dads have a hard time doing.
7.Circle (Jud Friedman and Cynthia Weil) - Life is a circle. Generations of the past are mere dust, as we will be too someday. But love and faith endure.
8.The Water Is Wide / Deep River (traditionals)
- I first heard "Deep River" at age 16 when I bought my first Johnny Mathis record...interesting to pair it with "The Water Is Wide." The two images, connecting "deep" and "crossing over" also resonate with me.
9.Leading With Your Heart (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, and Marvin Hamlisch)
- They knew how much I loved Virginia Kelley, so they titled the song after her autobiography, Leading With My Heart.
10.Lessons To Be Learned (Allan Rich, Dorothy Sea Gazeley, and Marsha Malamet)
- This song explores that questioning side of faith, when we wonder why bad things have to happen to us.
11.Everything Must Change (Bernard Ighner)
- I first recorded this song in 1974, but I wasn't happy with the arrangement...We all change, grow, age, and evolve. Learning to embrace that change, to celebrate it, is one of the most important lessons we'll ever learn.
12.Avinu Malkeinu (music by Max Janowski)
- "Our Father, Our King" is a supplication to God to treat us with kindness and generosity, even when we haven't always lived up to His ideals for us.

Barbra's three-year inspirational album project began in January 1994 at the Arkansas funeral of Virginia Kelley, President Clinton's mother, with its beautiful, emotional, and uplifting songs, including Janice Sojstrand's rendition of "On Holy Ground," which gave Barbra a desire to sing that song and similar others. Preparing for the "On Holy Ground" recording sessions, Barbra provided producer-arranger Mervyn Warren (formerly of Take 6) with a tape recording from the funeral as a model for her gospel choir recording.

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Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand, The Prince of Tides

One of my favourite songs by Barbra Streisand is
Places That Belong To You.
As director of "The Prince of Tides", Streisand felt that it was not right for either her or her character, Lowenstein, to sing at the end of the film, but so beautiful was the theme melody to the film that she asked Alan and Marilyn Bergman to write lyrics to it so she could include it in the soundtrack recording.
Click Here for the lyrics.

Lyrics to some of my other favourite Barbra songs:

- A Quiet Thing
- As Time Goes By
- Baby Me Baby
- Close To You
- Deep In The Night
- Don't Rain On My Parade
- Evergreen
- Funny Girl
- Guava Jelly
- Heart Don't Change My Mind
- I Believe In Love
- If I Loved You
- If You Could Read My Mind
- If You Ever Leave Me
- I've Finally Found Someone
- I Won't Last A Day Without You
- The King & I Medley
- I Know Him So Well
- If I Close My Eyes
- I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
- Just In Time
- Let Me Go
- Life On Mars
- Lost Inside Of You
- Love
- Love In The Afternoon
- Love With All The Trimmings
- Lullaby for Myself
- My Man
- My Father's Song
- Not While I'm Around
- On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
- Ordinary Miracles
- People
- Run Wild
- Send In The Clowns
- Sing
- Someday My Prince Will Come
- Superman
- The Best Thing You've Ever Done
- The Island
- The Love Inside
- The Minute Waltz
- The Singer
- The Summer Knows
- The Way He Makes Me Feel
- The Way We Were
- What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
- You're the Top
- You've Got A Friend

Below is a list of Barbra albums in chronological order

  1. I Can Get it for You Wholesale--Broadway Cast Album
  2. Pins and Needles--25th Anniversary Cast Album
  3. The Barbra Streisand Album
  4. The Second Barbra Streisand Album
  5. The Third Album
  6. Funny Girl--Broadway Cast Album
  7. People
  8. My Name is Barbra
  9. My Name is Barbra, Two...
  10. Color Me Barbra
  11. Harold Sings Arlen (with Friend)
  12. Je m'appelle Barbra
  13. Simply Streisand
  14. A Christmas Album
  15. A Happening in Central Park
  16. Funny Girl--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  17. What About Today?
  18. Hello, Dolly!--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  19. Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits

  1. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  2. The Owl and the Pussycat--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  3. Stoney End
  4. Barbra Joan Streisand
  5. Live Concert at the Forum
  6. Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments
  7. The Way We Were
  8. The Way We Were--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  9. ButterFly
  10. Funny Lady--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  11. Lazy Afternoon
  12. Classical Barbra
  13. A Star Is Born--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  14. Streisand Superman
  15. Songbird
  16. Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2
  17. The Main Event--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  18. Wet
  19. Guilty
  20. Memories
  21. Yentl--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  22. Emotion
  23. The Broadway Album
  24. One Voice
  25. Nuts--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  26. Till I Loved You
  27. A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More
  28. The Prince of Tides--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  29. Just for the Record...
  30. Highlights from Just for the Record...
  31. Back to Broadway
  32. Barbra: The Concert
  33. Highlights from Barbra: The Concert
  34. The Mirror Has Two Faces--Motion Picture Soundtrack
  35. Higher Ground
  36. A Love Like Ours


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