Columbia launches a year-long celebration of La Streisand's 40th anniversary with the label by issuing a 40-song, career-spanning double-CD.

Columbia launches a year-long celebration of La Streisand's 40th anniversary with the label by issuing a 40-song, career-spanning double-CD. The legendary artist's 58th release collects many of her pop hits and also includes two previously (absolutely stunning) unreleased cuts: Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone" and Larry Morey and Frank Churchill's "Someday My Prince Will Come." Though the advent of such a milestone anniversary certainly calls for an encapsulization of an artist's music, Streisand has been the subject of numerous retrospectives and compilations in the past; of course, her catalog is glorious. Who won't enjoy revisiting gems like 1979's saucy diva showdown "No More Tears" (with Donna Summer) or 1971's inspirational "Stoney End"? But with only two unreleased songs to chew on, this is a project for hardcore compleatists and for those who don't already have the other gems in another format.—LF

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