Gay icon Barbra Streisand surprises fans by announcing the release of previously unheard music
Barbra Streisand is set to release an album of previously unreleased material from her personal vault next month.
The 11-track album, titled Release Me, will be available on vinyl from 25 September and on CD on 9 October and will feature tracks from right across the 70-year-old’s career from 1963 to the present day.
In a press release, a spokesperson said: ‘Many of the sessions for these albums yielded extra recordings, which weren’t included on the albums they were intended for.’
Some of the songs to be included on the album include an unreleased studio version of With One More Look At You from the soundtrack of A Star Is Born; her version of Home from The Wiz; and Didn’t We, recorded for the artist’s famously uncompleted album The Singer.
In the statement Streisand reveals: ‘The thing I’m happiest about is that I still have great affection for all these songs.
‘They appealed to me at the time…and still do. Listening now, I actually think to myself, "The girl wasn’t half bad."’
The album comes hot on the heels of Streisand’s 33rd studio album What Matters Most, released in 2011.