This week, it’s time for a legend. There have been other legends but only one was being painted by Lucy in Fear and Loathing. Only one changed the trajectory of a young Richard E Grant’s life. Only one was mentioned and not seen in Liquorice Pizza. That’s right. It’s Barbra Streisand.
Now, it’s impossible to make it to 35 years of age without having heard some Streisand, and I’m no exception but it’s a different thing altogether to indulge myself in Guilty, cry at the soundtrack to A Star Is Born or to be left aghast by that note at the end of Funny Girl.
Streisand is a legend of the highest order and there’s not a lot more I can say about it. I’d like to thank Elisa Adams for the recommendation and then for insisting on over delivering with all the songs I should be listening to and how good Omar Sharif looks in Funny Girl.
I have nothing but respect for Streisand. That voice is amongst the most incredible to grace the earth.
A list of my complied Music Jar recommendations is available on Spotify.