Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Barbra Streisand renews contract, will release commemorative set

Barbra Streisand has re-signed with her longtime recording label Columbia Records and will release "a 12-set DVD that consists of never before seen footage directly from Barbra’s archives," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Grammy and Oscar-winning singer and actress has been with the label for 50 years, having originally signed in the early 1960s. Only crooner Tony Bennett has been on the label longer. Streisand released her first album, The Barbra Streisand Album, in 1963 and has since sold over 70 millions records for the label.

“From the day Goddard Lieberson signed me almost 50 years ago, Columbia Records has been my recording home, and I am thrilled to continue that partnership for many years to come,” said Streisand in a statement.

Perhaps as exciting for fans of the legendary entertainer is news that to commemorate her 50th anniversary, "Columbia will also release a 12-set DVD featuring unprecedented access into Streisand's professional and personal life. The DVD set will consist of never before seen footage directly from Barbra’s archives."

--> Twelve discs? ::Cue the gay-faint::

Thanks Alex!

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