Music: Encore – Movie Partners Sing Broadway

Released: August 26, 2016

By: Barbra Streisand, Anne Hathaway, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, Anthony Newley, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy, Seth MacFarlane, Antonio Banderas, Chris Pine & Jamie Foxx

It’s hard to deny that Barbra Streisand is one of the greatest talents of our lifetime and her smooth vocals on this album prove why.

Streisand employed the help of her many A-lister friends to duet on this album full of classic Broadway songs. For the most part, the vocals of her partners mix well with hers, but in some songs she overpowers them. In A Chorus Line’s “At the Ballet,” she steals the high note away from Anne Hathaway, who should’ve rightfully had it.

There’s a lot of acting going on in this album. The back and forth she has with Hugh Jackman on “Any Moment Now” shows the best of jaded lovers and she has fun picking at Melissa McCarthy in “Anything You Can Do.”

Final say: Beautiful vocals, but sometimes too much. ★★★☆☆

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