Barbra Streisand: Live At The Bon Soir 1962

Album cover art for upc 196587137625
Label: COLUMBIA/LEGACY
Catalog: 19658713762
Format: CD

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand - Live At The Bon Soir was produced by Barbra Streisand, Martin Erlichman and Jay Landers. In Landers' detailed liner notes (which also include song-by-song descriptions of the album's 24 tracks), he notes, "The science of recording has made quantum leaps since 1962. Grammy-winning engineer Jochem van der Saag has solved audio problems in subtle ways that his predecessors would hardly have thought possible. Absolutely nothing about Barbra's first-rate vocals has been changed. However, the overall soundstage has been greatly improved over the original tapes." According to van der Saag, "The moment we played the tapes through modern, state-of-the-art speakers, it became clear what the original sound engineers, Phil Ramone and Ad "Pappy" Theroux, were up against. The acoustics of the club were obviously not conducive to recording, and there was a lot of leakage from the instruments into their vocal mic. For example, if we wanted to lower the volume of the piano, the volume of the vocals would also decrease. To give the audience 'the best seat in the house,' we used state-of-the-art spectral processing technology to bring out the true artistry of Barbra and her band."

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