This is a lavish, musical extravaganza by the terrific Barbra Streisand and at the height of her vocal prowess. She sings over 30 songs, including a huge medley in Act 1 that culminates with her holding the last note of "I've Got Rhythm" for nearly 30 seconds! It's something to behold. Ironically, this special came after "My Name Is Barbra," "Color Me Barbra," and her other 60's specials and at the time it was considered "overproduced." The critics missed the boat entirely. This show is sumptuous, not overdone. Two sequences don't work -- the "By Myself" number and "The World is A Concerto" -- but most of the music is great. And Streisand's duet with Ray Charles is wonderful. The final song, Streisand & chorus singing "The Sweetest Sounds" acappella is
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