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Album Review

As Barbra Streisand's first studio album of mainstream pop material in nine years, Higher Ground is something of an oddity. Instead of devoting herself to Broadway standards or a set of radio-oriented pop tunes, Streisand has crafted a record that she intended as a tribute to the power of music as prayer. It's an ambitious project, but for the most part it works, achieving a surprising grace. Higher Ground comprises both traditional religious songs and new material (even "Tell Him," an overblown duet with Celine Dion, vaguely touches on that theme), with grandiose arrangements by Marvin Hamlisch. Although Streisand and Hamlisch still favor sweeping strings and bold statements — so much so that many of the songs sound remarkably similar to each other, in terms of dynamics and arrangements — the album retains its power thanks to her subtle interpretations of melody and lyrics. The end result might not quite match her latter-day masterpieces, but it's another strong addition to her catalog.

Customer Reviews

Higher Ground

This is the most incredible worship album that I have heard in a long time, not to mention how the chosen songs of Ms Streisand's album. It is simply perfect.

Barbra Goes Inspirational

On this release Barbra chose songs of a somewhat inspirational nature but not too religious as to be deemed straight ahead gospel. There are such wonderful moments on this cd, a favorite of mine is "At The Same Time" complete with a choir of angelic children, "Tell Him" where Barbra plays the mother to Celine Dion's daughter is touching but amid the rumors of run away ego trips sort of mar the finished result, you can't help but feel with their over the top climax of this song they were trying to out sing each other, not to mention that the song was simply over played on radio. "If I Could" is one of my all-time favorite songs recorded by such artists as Nancy Wilson and Barbra's excellent reading deserves a place among the status as those who's readings of this song is best described as "definitive." She touchingly dedicated that song to her son Jason. "Everything Must Change" was recorded by artist's such as Quincy Jones and Randy Crawford, again this song is beautifully interpreted by Barbra, it's theme regarding social change enables Barbra to make her obligatory political statement without being preachy or overbearing.


I bought this cd for my grandma in 1997 for either her birthday or Christmas. She just loved(still does) this cd. When ever I would go to her house all I would hear is this cd for about three months straight. Avinu Malkeinu is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard Barbra sing. If you are a Barbra Streisand fan I would highly recommend you purchasing this one, if you have not already.


Born: April 24, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Vocal

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Barbra Streisand's status as one of the most successful singers of her generation was remarkable not only because her popularity was achieved in the face of a dominant musical trend -- rock & roll -- which she did not follow, but also because she used her vocal skills as a mere stepping stone to other careers, as a stage and film actress and as a film director. Born in 1942 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she struggled briefly as an actress and nightclub singer in New York during the early '60s...
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