1978 Barbra Streisand – Songbird

Songbird is a studio album by Barbra Streisand, released in 1978. The album includes Streisand’s solo version of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”. She also subsequently recorded this song as a duet with Neil Diamond and this version topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two non-consecutive weeks in December 1978. The title track reached #25 on the Hot 100 and spent two weeks atop the adult contemporary chart.

In the United States the album has been certified Platinum for sales of 1,300,000 copies.

Tracks

1  Tomorrow (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin) 2:59
2  A Man I Loved (Nikki Oosterveen, George Michalski) 4:02
3 I Don’t Break Easily (Bruce Roberts) 3:55
4  Love Breakdown (Alan Gordon) 3:36
5  You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (Neil Diamond, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) 3:58
6  Honey Can I Put On Your Clothes (Jean Monte Ray, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) 5:26
7  One More Night (Stephen Bishop) 3:12
8  Stay Away (Kim Carnes) 3:47
9  Deep In The Night (Helen Miller, Eve Merriam) 3:13
10  Songbird (David Wolfert, Stephen Nelsen) 3:46

Musicians

1 Tomorrow

Bass David Hungate
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Dennis Budimir
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Larry Muhoberac


2 A Man I Loved

Bass David Hungate
Drums Ed Greene
Background Vocals George Michalski
Background Vocals Niki Oosterveen


3 I Don’t Break Easily

Bass Will Lee
Drums Allan Schwartzberg
Guitar Jon Tropea
Guitar Charlie Brown
Guitar Sal Detroia
Keyboards Leon Pendarvis
Keyboards Pat Rebillot
Flute Louise Di Tullio
Horn Jerry Hey
Horn Larry Williams
Sax Ronny Lang
Harp Gayle Levant
Percussion Allan Schwartzberg


4 Love Breakdown

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano David Foster
Horn Jerry Hey
Horn Larry Williams


5 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Piano Lincoln Mayorga


6 Honey Can I Put On Your Clothes

Bass Reinie Press
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Larry Carlton
Guitar Jay Graydon
Piano Greg Mathieson


7 One More Night

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Dennis Budimir
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Mitch Holder
Piano Lincoln Mayorga


8 Stay Away

Bass Will Lee
Drums Allan Schwartzberg
Guitar Jon Tropea
Guitar Charlie Brown
Guitar Sal Detroia
Keyboards Leon Pendarvis
Keyboards Pat Rebillot
Harmonica Gayle Levant
Flute Louise Di Tullio
Sax Ronny Lang


9 Deep In The Night

Bass Will Lee
Drums Allan Schwartzberg
Guitar Jon Tropea
Guitar Charlie Brown
Guitar Sal Detroia
Keyboards Leon Pendarvis
Keyboards Pat Rebillot
Keyboards Ian Underwood
Keyboards James Newton-Howard
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Bob Zimmetti
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Background Vocals Stephanie Spruill


10 Songbird

Bass Reinie Press
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Larry Carlton
Guitar Jay Graydon
Piano Greg Mathieson

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Klein
Producer (Executive) – Charles Koppelman
Contractor – Frank De Caro
Engineer (Assistant On Rhythm Tracks) – Bill Stein, Michael Brauer
Engineer (Assistant) – Don Henderson, Linda Tyler
Engineer (Rhythm Tracks) – Michael DeLugg
Engineer, Remix – Armin Steiner
Mastered By – Mike Reese

Photography By – Steve Schapiro
Photography By (Back Cover) – Jon Peters

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – Columbia Records