Barbra Streisand Performs 'You're The Top' From BACK TO BROOKLYN DVD & PBS Special
The very first complete song performance sneak peek from peerless international icon Barbra Streisand's upcoming CD, DVD and PBS special is now available to view, featuring the incomparable stage and screen legend lending her characteristic vocal and comedic brilliance to Cole Porter's "You're The Top" - with a few Brooklyn-ese alterations in honor of the Barclays Center and the hometown heroine herself!
"You're The Top / You're the silk and satin," Streisand sings in the newly written and wry lyrics by Jay Landers & Charlie Midnight.
"You can keep Manhattan!"
Plus, a Jay Z reference, too!
After all, if anyone knows how to stay eternally fresh, cool and note-perfect generation after generation it is the one and only Ms. Streisand.
Streisand stunned sold-out audiences around the world with the BACK TO BROOKLYN tour, featuring many gems highlighted on her newest album, RELEASE ME, as well as the classic hallmarks fans have come to know and love from her peerless recording career, Broadway appearances and extensive film resume, variously acting as star, director, producer and songwriter over the course of the last fifty years - to say Nothing of her fearless off-stage political activism and notable charity crusades.
"Being Good Isn't Good Enough", "Didn't We?", "You're The Top" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" - the latter alongside her son, Jason Gould, who is also featured in a solo number - are but a few of the new musical additions to Streisand's repertoire for this sparkling 2012-13 tour preserved on CD/DVD, which also showcased talented vocal trio Il Volo, famed trumpeter Chris Botti and a 65-piece orchestra led by conductor Bill Ross.
Of course, the legendary Marvin Hamlisch/Alan & Marilyn Bergman THE WAY WE WERE theme, as well as Streisand's Oscar-winning "Evergreen" and FUNNY GIRL's "Don't Rain On My Parade" feature into the spectacular show, as well, directed with theatrical flair and elegant precision by Streisand herself and longtime collaborator Richard Jay-Alexander, punctuated by moving and fascinating vintage film footage from Streisand's own personal collection.
View the performance clip of Barbra Streisand's "You're The Top" from BACK TO BROOKLYN below.
From This Author Pat Cerasaro