Evergreen by Barbara Streisand Piano Sheet Music



Artist Information

Barbra Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand; April 24, 1942 Brooklyn, New York), is an Academy Award-winning American singer, theater and film actress, composer, film producer, and director. She has won Oscars for Best Actress and Best Original Song as well as multiple Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and an honorary Tony Award. She received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor on December 7, 2008. She is the most successful female recording artist according to the Recording Industry Assoc. of America (RIAA).

Barbra Streisand has recorded more than 60 albums, almost all with Columbia Records. Her early works in the 1960s (her debut The Barbra Streisand Album which won two Grammy Awards in 1963, followed by The Second Barbra Streisand Album, The Third Album, My Name Is Barbra, etc.) are considered classic renditions of theater and nightclub standards, including her version of Happy Days Are Here Again. Beginning with My Name Is Barbra, her albums were often medley-filled keepsakes of her television specials.

Starting in 1969, Streisand tackled contemporary songwriters; like many talented singers of the day, she found herself a fish out of water in attempts to tackle rock, but her vocal talents prevailed and she gained newfound success with the pop and ballad-oriented Richard Perry-produced album Stoney End in 1971. The title track, written by Laura Nyro, was a big hit for Streisand.


Song Facts

This cut was written jointly by Streisand and Paul Williams, an early ‘70’s phenom who wrote several commercials and notably, We’ve Only Just Begun. That song originally was the theme for a California bank, then later was a chart topper for The Carpenters. He also wrote “Just an Old Fashioned Love Song” for the group, Three Dog Night and had a very successful solo career in his own right. The pair wrote “Evergreen” as the love song for the Streisand remake of “A Star is Born.” The pair shared an Academy Award, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Song. This track was the single released for radio airplay that same year.

Streisand had done this on previous occasions going all the way back to 1964. That Columbia Records single of “People,” continues to be vastly superior to and more refreshing than the movie soundtrack version here on last.f,m. primarily because it lacks all the pretense, and audience expectation years subsequent to 1964 generated. By the time the movie was made, the song had become so legendary that to many, despite her best effort to retain its character, she had tried but failed to enjoy singing it anymore. Show SheetsPiano Music Sheets.

 

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