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

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoLarry Muhoberac


2 A Man I Loved

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEd Greene
Background VocalsGeorge Michalski
Background VocalsNiki Oosterveen


3 I Don’t Break Easily

BassWill Lee
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarJon Tropea
GuitarCharlie Brown
GuitarSal Detroia
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteLouise Di Tullio
HornJerry Hey
HornLarry Williams
SaxRonny Lang
HarpGayle Levant
PercussionAllan Schwartzberg


4 Love Breakdown

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarSteve Lukather
PianoDavid Foster
HornJerry Hey
HornLarry Williams


5 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

PianoLincoln Mayorga


6 Honey Can I Put On Your Clothes

BassReinie Press
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarJay Graydon
PianoGreg Mathieson


7 One More Night

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMitch Holder
PianoLincoln Mayorga


8 Stay Away

BassWill Lee
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarJon Tropea
GuitarCharlie Brown
GuitarSal Detroia
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
HarmonicaGayle Levant
FluteLouise Di Tullio
SaxRonny Lang


9 Deep In The Night

BassWill Lee
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarJon Tropea
GuitarCharlie Brown
GuitarSal Detroia
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
KeyboardsIan Underwood
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetSteve Madaio
PercussionBob Zimmetti
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill


10 Songbird

BassReinie Press
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarJay Graydon
PianoGreg 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