The Info List - A Love Like Ours

A Love Like Ours is an album by Barbra Streisand. It was released in North America on September 21, 1999, and Europe on September 20, 1999. It is her 23rd Top 10 album in the US. This was Streisand's first commercial release since her marriage to actor James Brolin. Much of the material was inspired by this event. As such, the disc booklet contains images of her and Brolin. The album didn't manage to achieve the success of Streisand's two previous albums, debuting at number 6 in America with sales of 145,000 copies in the first week. It was eventually certified Gold and Platinum. The album sold nearly 3 million copies worldwide. "We Must Be Loving Right" was previously recorded by George Strait on his 1993 album Easy Come, Easy Go. Both Strait's original and Streisand's cover were produced by Tony Brown.[2]


1 Singles 2 Track listing 3 Personnel 4 Charts

4.1 Weekly charts 4.2 Year-end charts

5 Certifications and sales 6 References

Singles[edit] "If You Ever Leave Me", a duet with country star Vince Gill was released to country radio. It peaked at number 62 on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and stayed there for 6 weeks. In the UK the single peaked at number 26. "I've Dreamed of You" was also released and peaked at number 22 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart and number 12 on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles chart. Track listing[edit]

"I've Dreamed of You" (Rolf Løvland, Ann Hampton Callaway) – 4:46 "Isn't It a Pity?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 5:22 "The Island" (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) – 4:37 "Love Like Ours" (Dave Grusin, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 3:59 "If You Ever Leave Me" (Duet with Vince Gill) (Richard Marx) – 4:38 "We Must Be Loving Right" (Roger Brown, Clay Blaker) – 3:37 "If I Never Met You" (Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford) – 3:38 "It Must Be You" (Steve Dorff, Stephony Smith) – 3:29 "Just One Lifetime" (Snow, Melissa Manchester) – 4:18 "If I Didn't Love You" (Bruce Roberts, Junior Miles) – 4:18 "Wait" (Michel Legrand, A. Bergman, M. Bergman) – 4:10 "The Music That Makes Me Dance" (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) – 4:35


Adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]

Walter Afanasieff – keyboards, drum programming Greg Bieck – programming Robbie Buchanan – synthesizer Jon Clarke – recorder Jim Cox – piano Paulinho da Costa – percussion George Doering – guitars Bruce Dukov – violin Stuart Duncan – fiddle Nathan East – bass guitar Felipe Elgueta – programming David Foster – keyboards Paul Franklin – steel guitar Vince Gill – acoustic guitar, electric guitar Reggie Hamilton – bass guitar Pete Hume – programming Ralph Humphrey – drums John Jorgenson – electric guitar Kenny G – tenor saxophone

Donald Kirkpatrick – acoustic guitar, electric guitar Michael Landau – electric guitar Mike Lang – piano Richard Marx – keyboards Tommy Morgan – harmonica Dean Parks – guitars J.R. Robinson – drums Kamil Rustam – electric guitar Steve Skinner – programming Leland Sklar – bass guitar Randy Waldman – piano, keyboards, synthesizer

Orchestra on "The Island" arranged and conducted by Jorge Calandrelli. Strings on "We Must Be Loving Right" conducted and arranged by William Ross. Production

Walter Afanasieff – track 3 Tony Brown – track 6 David Foster – track 10 David Foster and Richard Marx – track 5 Arif Mardin – tracks 8, 9 Barbra Streisand – tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, 12


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 12

Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 45

Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 44

Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[7] 29

French Albums (SNEP)[8] 33

Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 36

New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 38

Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[11] 6

Spain Album Charts[12] 44

UK Albums (OCC)[13] 12

US Billboard 200[14] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Rank

US Billboard 200[15] 198

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Australia (ARIA)[16] Gold 35,000^

Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 50,000^

United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Gold 100,000^

United States (RIAA)[19] Platinum 1,100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


^ [1] ^ RolandNote.com: The Ultimate Country Music Database ^ A Love Like Ours (CD booklet). Barbra Streisand. Columbia Records. 1999. 69601.  ^ "Australiancharts.com – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 8, 2016. ^ "Ultratop.be – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2014. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 8438". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 8, 2016. ^ "Lescharts.com – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2014. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2014. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2014. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 8, 2014. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.  ^ "Barbra Streisand Artist Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2016. ^ "Barbra Streisand Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums : Aug 21, 2016 – Billboard Chart Archive". Archived from the original on 13 February 2017.  ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.  ^ "Canadian album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". Music Canada.  ^ "British album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter A Love Like Ours in the search field and then press Enter. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – A Love Like Ours". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH ^ Keith Caulfield (22 June 2007). "Keith discusses top debuts, Barbra Streisand, Tiffany and more". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 

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Barbra Streisand

Studio albums

The Barbra Streisand Album (1963) The Second Barbra Streisand Album (1963) The Third Album (1964) People (1964) My Name Is Barbra (1965) My Name Is Barbra, Two... (1965) Color Me Barbra (1966) Je m'appelle Barbra (1966) Simply Streisand (1967) A Christmas Album (1967) What About Today? (1969) Stoney End (1971) Barbra Joan Streisand (1971) Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments (1973) The Way We Were (1974) ButterFly (1974) Lazy Afternoon (1975) Classical Barbra (1976) Superman (1977) Songbird (1978) Wet (1979) Guilty (1980) Emotion (1984) The Broadway Album (1985) Till I Loved You (1988) Back to Broadway (1993) Higher Ground (1997) A Love Like Ours (1999) Christmas Memories (2001) The Movie Album (2003) Guilty Pleasures (2005) Love Is the Answer (2009) What Matters Most (2011) Partners (2014) Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016)

Live albums

A Happening in Central Park (1968) Live Concert at the Forum (1972) One Voice (1987) Barbra: The Concert (1994) Timeless: Live in Concert (2000) Live in Concert 2006 (2007) Back to Brooklyn (2013) The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic! (2017)


Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits (1970) Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1978) Memories (1981) A Collection: Greatest Hits...and More (1989) Just for the Record... (1991) The Essential Barbra Streisand (2002) Duets (2002) Barbra: The Ultimate Collection (2010) Release Me (2012) The Classic Christmas Album (2013)

Cast recordings and soundtracks

I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962) Funny Girl (1964) Funny Girl (1968) Hello, Dolly! (1969) The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) The Way We Were (1974) Funny Lady (1975) A Star Is Born (1976) Yentl (1983) Nuts (1987)


Timeless: Live in Concert (2001) One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at The Village Vanguard (2010)


Barbra Streisand in Concert Timeless Streisand Barbra Live Barbra: The Music, The Mem'ries, The Magic

Films directed

Yentl (1983) The Prince of Tides (1991) The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Related articles

Discography Streisand effect Elliott Gould (first husband) Jason Gould (son) James Brolin (second husband) Josh Brolin (stepson) Roslyn Kind (maternal half-sister)