Barbra Streisand and Jason Gould's Albums Hit #1
For the first time ever in the history of Amazon, a mother and her son have number one albums during the week of their release.
Barbra Streisand’s Release Me holds the number one spot in the Broadway & Vocalists, General Vocal Pop, and Contemporary Vocal Pop categories. And Gould’s premiere, self titled EP: Jason Gould, holds the number one spot for MP3 compilations in the Broadway & Vocalists category.
In an unparalleled career, Streisand has released more than 60 albums. Many of the sessions for these albums yielded extra recordings, which weren’t included on the albums they were intended for. They’ve all been stored in her vault until now. Over the past year, Barbra has painstakingly gone through the recordings to come up with this collection, Release Me.
Gould worked with Stephan Oberhoff to produce the five tracks on his first EP Jason Gould, and his follow up EP, In Time, is set to be released soon. Gould is also joining Streisand on her current tour, Back to Brooklyn, where the two perform together for the first time.
When asked why he was doing this now, Gould said, “The answer is simple: to explore the part of myself that always wanted to make music. I finally got to the place in my life where the fear of not being good enough was not as great as my need to express myself.”
The complete track listing for Release Me features:
1. Being Good Isn’t Good Enough (from Hallelujah, Baby!)
2. Didn’t We
3. Willow Weep For Me
4. Try To Win A Friend
5. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
6. With One More Look At You (from A Star Is Born)
7. Lost In Wonderland
8. How Are Things In Glocca Morra? / Heather On The Hill
(from Finian’s Rainbow / Brigadoon)
9. Mother And Child
10. If It’s Meant To Be
11. Home (from The Wiz)
The complete track listing for Jason Gould features:
1. Morning Prayer
2. This Masquerade
4. How Deep Is the Ocean
5. Nature Boy
The most accomplished female recording artist ever, Barbra Streisand has received 10 Grammys—including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Legend Awards—51 gold albums, 30 platinum albums, and 13 multi-platinum albums. According to the RIAA, Barbra Streisand is the #1 best-selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all-time best-selling artists list.
An artist of unparalleled accomplishments in multiple entertainment fields, Streisand has made her mark as an award winning actress of stage and screen, recording artist, concert performer, film director, producer, screenwriter, songwriter, philanthropist, designer, photographer, author and activist.
Barbra Streisand is the only artist ever to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards as well as France's Legion d'Honneur and the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. She is, in fact, the recipient of 2 Oscars, 5 Emmys, 10 Grammys, a Tony and 12 Golden Globes including the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She is also the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. The three films she directed received 14 Oscar nominations.
The Streisand Foundation has given millions of dollars in more than 2100 grants to over 700 non-profit organizations including her substantial underwriting of The Cedars-Sinai Barbra Streisand Women’s Cardiovascular Research and Education Program which addresses the leading cause of death among women in the United States, as well as men. The Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors recently honored Streisand, for her generous support and dedication to the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Center.
As a writer, director, and actor Jason is familiar to the entertainment industry--however Jason Gould, is his first released compilation of music. He appeared in Say Anything (1989) and the Streisand-directed film The Prince of Tides (1991). In 1997 he made his West End debut in the play The Twilight of the Golds and in 1997 he also wrote, produced and directed the short film Inside Out.