NEW YORK, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- "Guilty Pleasures," the eagerly-awaited
new collaborative album by legendary singer Barbra Streisand and
producer/songwriter/vocalist Barry Gibb, will be released as both a
traditional CD and as a DualDisc, on Tuesday, September 20.
Produced by Barry Gibb & John Merchant and Executive Produced by Barbra
Streisand & Jay Landers, "Guilty Pleasures" will debut the original songs
"Come Tomorrow" (Duet with Barry Gibb), "Stranger In A Strange Land" (the
album's first single), "Hideaway," "It's Up To You," "Night Of My Life,"
"Above The Law" (Duet with Barry Gibb), "Without Your Love," "All The
Children," "Golden Dawn," "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away," and "Letting
The DualDisc edition of "Guilty Pleasures" will include the album in its
entirety on the audio-only side while the DVD side will showcase all 11 songs
in PCM Stereo, an exclusive interview with Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb,
and music videos for the songs "Above The Law" (Duet with Barry Gibb),
"Hideaway," "Stranger In A Strange Land," and "Letting Go."
To help set the stage for the eagerly-awaited release of "Guilty
Pleasures," Columbia Records will release the 25th Anniversary Edition of the
original "Guilty" album as a DualDisc on Tuesday, August 30.
The audio side of the 25th Anniversary Edition of "Guilty" will include
the nine classic tracks -- "Guilty" (Duet with Barry Gibb), "Woman In Love,"
"Run Wild," "Promises," "The Love Inside," "What Kind of Fool" (Duet with
Barry Gibb), "Life Story," "Never Give Up," and "Make It Like A Memory" --
that comprised the original "Guilty" album.
The DVD side of the 25th Anniversary Edition of "Guilty" will include all
nine songs in PCM Stereo, an exclusive interview with Barbra Streisand & Barry
Gibb (containing footage not included in the "Guilty Pleasures" interview),
live performance videos of the Barbra Streisand-Barry Gibb duets "Guilty" and
"What Kind of Fool," and "Stranger In A Strange Land," an exclusive video
preview of the "Guilty Pleasures" album."
The much-anticipated release of "Guilty Pleasures" comes 25 years after
the pair's first multi-platinum album, "Guilty," made pop music history as a
worldwide chart-topping smash which helped define the emerging Adult
Contemporary pop music genre following its release in 1980.
One of the four top-selling albums -- alongside "Greatest Hits Vol.2," "A
Christmas Album," and "Memories" -- in Ms. Streisand's extraordinary catalog,
the original "Guilty" became the artist's fifth album to reach the #1 spot on
Billboard's Pop Albums chart.
The album generated three hit singles: "Woman In Love" (#1 Adult
Contemporary, #1 Pop) and the duets with Barry Gibb, "Guilty" (#5 Adult
Contemporary, #3 Pop) and "What Kind of Fool" (#1 Adult Contemporary, #10
Pop). The album's title track, "Guilty," took home the coveted Grammy Award
for "Best Pop Vocal Performance, Duo or Group."
Shortly after its release, the original "Guilty" album was certified Gold
by the Recording Industry Association of America with Platinum status
following within two months. "Guilty" has gone on to be certified 5x
Platinum, with sales exceeding five million copies in the U.S. and 12 million
worldwide. With 49 Gold, 30 Platinum and 13 Multi-Platinum albums to her
credit, Barbra Streisand is the music industry's #1 best-selling female artist
and the only female on the RIAA's Top 10 list of artists.
SOURCE Columbia Records