Covering a wide array of themes and topics, Streisand sings about recovering relationships, social awareness, and love in general. Like the majority of Streisand's catalog, The Way We Were was described as a contemporary pop album blended with her signature vocal style.
It was also the top-selling single in the former country in The second and final single, " All in Love Is Fair ", was released in March and also charted in the two aforementioned countries. The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics , who praised Streisand's vocals and found the record capable of being extremely successful. However, some critics felt the album was not carefully planned out and Streisand was acting out the tracks rather than actually singing them.
It also entered the charts in Japan and the United Kingdom. The concept for the record first developed in late , following the success of " The Way We Were ", which was written specifically for the film of the same name starring Streisand and Robert Redford.
She had wanted him to produce the composition in minor key , but he instead wrote it in major key due to his fear that the song's lyrics would be revealed too quickly to the listener.
Recording sessions for the album took place at United-Western Recorders in Los Angeles between September and December , while the mixing was performed at Hollywood Sound during that same time period.
Al Schmitt handled the engineering and mixing aspects for the finished tracks, while Doug Sax mastered the pieces at The Mastering Lab, also in Los Angeles. As a whole, the record is a contemporary pop piece, incorporating elements from Streisand's signature musical style. In particular, its lyrics detail the personal life of Katie Morosky, the character Streisand portrays in the previously mentioned film, and her troubling relationship with boyfriend Hubbell Gardiner. Gold also produced it, while Peter Matz arranged the instruments and orchestration that accompanied the composition.
The album's lead single "The Way We Were" was released as a 7" record on September 27, , roughly three weeks before the premiere of the accompanying film. The Way We Were has received generally favorable reviews from music critics. Robert Christgau enjoyed the overall sound of the album, noting that the catchiness of roughly half the album allows for the songs to be replayed over and over.
Jon Landau, also from Rolling Stone , was disappointed by the singer's effort, writing that she "no longer sings songs", but rather "acts them out". He referenced her catalogue and stated: "I've enjoyed Barbra Streisand's music in the past, but of the 20 albums I listened to to write this column, The Way We Were was not only the most disappointing, but the most difficult to get all the way through.
He also declared that the success of the title track "propelled th[e] album to the top of the charts". In the United States, the album debuted at number 97 on the Billboard chart for the week ending February 16, ,  and by February 26, had already sold , copies and was certified Gold.
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Source: Excerpted from Baseline. At a Glance. Musicnotes Pro Send a Gift Card. Toggle navigation. Save on Every Order! Musicnotes Pro. Become a Member Today! Barbra Streisand Sheet Music. Instrument Keyboard. For any instrument. See All Instruments. I can't work with someone over my shoulder, absolutely no way. The final film score was composed by James Newton Howard and released 12 November The soundtrack contains two songs by Streisand, although they did not appear in the film one of those songs, "Places That Belong To You", was at one point intended for the film's end credits, but replaced with new music by Howard in the released version.
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