Song Premiere: Barbra Streisand And John Legend Together

Song Premiere: Barbra Streisand And John Legend Together

NPR, premieres a new song from Barbra Streisand, who at 72, not only still sounds great, but (from the picture above), looks good too!

Barbra Streisand, one of the most loved singers of all time and the best-selling female recording artist ever has teamed up with the ever soulful, gospel-inspired singer John Legend on a song she originally recorded with Bee Gees singer and songwriter Barry Gibb in 1980.

The new recording of “What Kind of Fool” was produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, a singer, songwriter and producer with a wealth of hits of his own. This song is one of 12 duets performed on the new album Partners, the 34th album by Streisand. We asked Babyface what it was like to work with two classic artists on this pop hit, and by email he told us a bit about the recording and the partnership.

“Their mutual respect was evident from the start. When Barbra heard the passion in John’s vocal performance, it truly inspired the way she shaped her own vocals. As a record producer, sitting in the studio hearing these two magical voices playing off each other, pouring through the speakers, was an incredible feeling. There really are no words to explain the kind of emotion you feel when you realize you’re capturing that kind of lightning in a bottle.”

Barbra’s new CD, Partners, is scheduled to be released on Sept. 16.

Click here to Listen to the Tune on www.npr.org

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