by VVN Music
It was a big show Monday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as Barbra Streisand took the stage for the first of nine shows on her current tour.
The twenty-two song performance included guest duets on four songs with Babyface, recreating a duet from last year's Partners, and Jamie Foxx, Seth McFarland and Anthony Newley, who are all on the upcoming Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.
While many of the hits were included in the show, Streisand also dug deep for a few songs. First time live performances included Being at War With Each Other, the opening cut from the album The Way We Were, Everything Must Change from Higher Ground, Isn't This Better from the Funnny Lady soundtrack. Others had been on the self for some time including Everything from A Star is Born which she hasn't done live since 1976.
The upcoming Encore album was showcased at the start of the second act with four songs, one of which is only available on the deluxe edition, but Streisand held the oldest until last, finishing up with Don't Rain on My Parade and People from Funny Girl and her classic, slowed down version of Happy Days Are Here Again from her debut album.
The set list:
- The Way We Were (from The Way We Were, 1974)
- Everything (from A Star is Born, 1976)
- Being at War With Each Other (from The Way We Were, 1974)
- Everything Must Change (from Higher Ground, 1997)
- Stoney End (from Stoney End, 1971)
- Woman in Love (from Guilty, 1980)
- No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (from Wet, 1979)
- Evergreen (with Babyface) (from Partners, 2014)
- You Don't Bring Me Flowers (from Songbird, 1978)
- Being Alive (from The Broadway Album, 1985)
- Papa, Can You Hear Me? (from Yentl, 1983)
- Pure Imagination (with Seth MacFarlane) (from Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, 2016)
- Who Can I Turn To? (with Anthony Newley) (from Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, 2016)
- Losing My Mind (from Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway: Deluxe Edition, 2016)
- Climb Every Mountain (with Jamie Foxx) (from Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, 2016)
- Isn't This Better (from Funny Lady, 1975)
- How Lucky Can You Get (from Funny Lady, 1975)
- With One More Look at You (from A Star is Born, 1976)
- Children Will Listen (from Back to Broadway, 1993)
- Don't Rain on My Parade (from Funny Girl, 1964)
- People (from Funny Girl, 1964)
- Happy Days Are Here Again (from The Barbra Streisand Album, 1963)