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The Way We Were is an album recorded by singer Barbra Streisand. It was originally released in 1974 with the title The Way We Were but due to legal disputes with producer Ray Stark who produced the feature film with the same name, the album was re-issued and re-titled Barbra Streisand Featuring The Hit Single The Way We Were And All In Love Is Fair, the title The Way We Were was removed from the front, and the spine of the vinyl release reflected the new title. The title has since been changed back to The Way We Were and the cover art has had this title added back to its original release for its 2002 digitally remastered compact disc issuing.
The album contains six songs originally recorded in 1970 for an album that was to be entitled The Singer that was eventually shelved. In 1991 two other tracks recorded for The Singer ("The Singer" and "I Can Do It") were issued on Streisand's four-disc retrospective box set Just for the record.... The new songs recorded specifically for this album were "The Way We Were", "All In Love Is Fair", "Being At War With Each Other" and "Something So Right".
The album peaked at number 1 in the Billboard albums chart for two weeks and has been certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales of around 2,000,000. The album was certified Silver in UK (for 60,000 copies shipped) where this release was Streisand's fourth album to chart, it peaked at number 49.
The Way We Were has sold 3,000,000 copies world-wide.
The cover photograph was originally intended for a fashion spread in McCall's magazine.
The track "Pieces of Dreams" was written for the 1970 Robert Forster film of the same name. Although Streisand's rendition of the tune was not featured in the movie itself, Columbia Records did issue a promo-only single of Streisand's version in 1970. It received little attention at the time.
Barbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand, /ˈstraɪsænd/; April 24, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, author, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
She is one of the best selling female artists of all time, with more than 71.5 million albums in the United States and 145 million records sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Top Selling Album Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock and roll genre.
After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, by the end of the decade, Streisand ventured into film starring in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl, for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Other notable films include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were and A Star Is Born for which she received her second Academy Award for composing the music to the picture's main song, "Evergreen". By the 1980s, Streisand established herself as one of the film industry's most notable figures by becoming the first woman to direct, produce, script and star in her own picture.
According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most top ten albums of any female recording artist -- a total of 32 since 1963. Streisand has the widest span (48 years) between first and latest top ten albums of any female recording artist. With her 2009 album, Love Is the Answer, she became one of the rare artists to achieve number one albums in five consecutive decades. According to the RIAA, she has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.
"The Way We Were"
Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were
Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we?
May be beautiful and yet
What's too painful to remember
We simply to choose to forget
So it's the laughter
We will remember
Whenever we remember
The way we were
The way we were...