One of the most celebrated concert performances of recent years, a one-time only event witnessed by little more than one hundred lottery-selected Barbra Streisand fans, will be made available on DVD and DVD/CD Combo Pack as well as Blu-Ray Disc by Columbia Records on May 4. The label has announced that release date for One Night Only – Barbra Streisand And Quartet At The Village Vanguard -September 26, 2009.
One Night Only covers the entire experience of Ms. Streisand’s first cabaret performance in 48 years. The extraordinary event coincided with release of her Number One charting album Love Is The Answer last September which became the 51st Gold Record for the legendary singer who also has 30 Platinum. That top-of-the-charts launch for the leading album-selling female recording artist of all time (as noted by the RIAA) extended to five her record number of consecutive decades with a #1 charting. The new One Night Only CD will be a limited edition available only in the DVD/CD Combo Pack.
Ms. Streisand topped the DVD charts for three weeks in 2009, reigning for that period at number one with her three disc Streisand The Concerts. Her two disc Director’s Extended Edition of Yentl was one of the top motion picture DVD offerings of last year.
An absorbing dream-come-true you-are-there high definition audio-visual document of Streisand’s first cabaret performance in 48 years, One Night Only – Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard – September 26, 2009 immerses the home viewer in a tiny West Village nightclub, privy to the best sight lines and sound imaginable, to share an exclusive and intimate evening that prompted the New York Times to marvel, “Concerts by Ms. Streisand are rare, but the scale of Saturday’s show was exceptional enough to briefly upend the natural social order of celebrity events… Ms. Streisand was booked for one night at the Vanguard — legal capacity 123, absurdly small for an artist who has sold over 71 million albums in the United States alone… But outnumbering the boldface names were two busloads of ticket-lottery winners, ordinary fans from around the world. Some said they had never been able to afford a Streisand ticket before, but on this night they rubbed elbows with Oscar winners, The Secretary Of State and a former president…”
Songs on One Night Only – Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard – September 26, 2009 include “Here’s To Life,” “In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” “Gentle Rain,” “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most,” “If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas),” “Where Do You Start?,” “Nobody’s Heart (Belongs to Me), “Make Someone Happy,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born),” “Some Other Time,” and “The Way We Were.” The DVD and Blu-ray disc include as a bonus, a feature on the club and its legendary owner Lorraine Gordon.
One Night Only – Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard – September 26, 2009 is Executive Produced by Barbra Streisand and Martin Erlichman.
Barbra Streisand’s Village Vanguard performance was originally booked to celebrate the release of Love Is The Answer, the artist’s album of jazz standards hearkening back to her musical roots in New York cabaret. Released the week of the Village Vanguard show, Love Is The Answer became her ninth #1 album on the Billboard 200 and her 51st RIAA gold album in the US.
One Night Only – Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard – September 26 is now available for pre-order on barbrastreisand.com.