Released: Oct 2012
Hand-picked from Streisand's personal vault (she controls all of her material), Release Me is a collection of previously unreleased songs from the show-stopping diva of all divas. Most of the songs start with pre-take studio talk, giving the recordings a decidedly intimate feel. For longtime fans, the inclusion of cuts from the breadth of her career can only serve to tie up loose ends. Highlights include "With One More Look at You" from A Star Is Born and her somber reading of Randy Newman's "I Think it's Going to Rain Today" with the songwriter himself on piano.