Funny Girl is an unadulterated smash. Composer Jule Styne, at the peak of his brassy powers, custom-fitted the show to its star, Barbra Streisand, and she ran away with it. Streisand's delivery of "People" stills ends a chill down the spine, and she completely radiates with the life-force of someone who's a star and knows it. Funny Girl is a delirious, larger-than-life Broadway epic that projects showstopping energy but never loses track of its characters' humanity.
The score for the Broadway hit show was composed by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne.
It has been decades since Barbra Streisand portrayed Fanny Brice in the 1964 Broadway stage production of Funny Girl then reprised her critically acclaimed role for the 1968 feature film. Capitol/UMe releases the Gold-certified Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording on vinyl LP.
Funny Girls Original Broadway Cast Recording album was recorded in one session, 10 days into the shows run, with seasoned Broadway cast recording producer Dick Jones at the helm. Released one week later by Capitol Records, the album climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, just behind The Beatles Second Album (also released by Capitol), and Streisands rendition of People became an instant classic. The album won the year's GRAMMY® Award for Best Original Cast Album.
180g Vinyl LP
2. If a Girl Isn't Pretty [Jean Stapleton, Kay Medford, Danny Meehan and Ensemble]
3. I'm the Greatest Star [Barbra Streisand]
4. Cornet Man [Barbra Streisand]
5. Who Taught Her Everything? [Kay Medford and Danny Meehan]
6. His Love Makes Me Beautiful [John Lankston, Barbra Streisand and Ensemble]
7. I Want to Be Seen With You Tonight [Sydney Chaplin and Barbra Streisand]
8. Henry Street [Ensemble]
9. People [Barbra Streisand]
10. You Are Woman [Sydney Chaplin and Barbra Streisand]
11. Don't Rain on My Parade [Barbra Streisand]
12. Sadie, Sadie [Barbra Streisand and Ensemble]
13. Find Yourself a Man [Danny Meehan, Kay Medford and Jean Stapleton]
14. Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat [Danny Meehan, Barbra Streisand and Ensemble]
15. Who Are You Now? [Barbra Streisand]
16. The Music That Makes Me Dance [Barbra Streisand]
17. Don't Rain on My Parade (Reprise) [Barbra Streisand]