We now return to Gay List Daily Jeopardy already in progress.
Your Final Jeopardy Answer: The elevator, the cocktail lounge on a Carnival Cruise and the gold-leafed home of an old queen flouncing about in a silk caftan.
Question: What are three places you’re guaranteed to hear a Barbra Streisand album?
We have a winner, Alex!
OK, start the angry-letter campaign, get out your throwin’ stones and petition to revoke our gay card, but we’ve never quite understood the fascination with good ol’ Babs. We think she’s an immensely talented, larger-than-life personality who is extremely deserving of her fame and fortune, we just can’t imagine too many occasions where we’d ever choose to play her records.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t still appreciate greatness when we hear it or deny her of her long-standing status as a gay icon. Her latest album, What Matters Most–Barbara Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, reunites her with two of her most beloved longtime collaborators and friends. It’s filled with classics that other artists have made famous, but the diva herself has never recorded any of them until now.
Hits like “The Windmills of Your Mind” and “Nice ‘n’ Easy” (made famous by Frank Sinatra) will take you back to a time when things were a bit simpler and romance still seemed like something that could happen organically without having to appear on a reality show to find true love.
So if you love Streisand so much that you feel the need to check yourself into a Yentl institution every time you hear her voice, we’re confident you’re going to go equally crazy over this new album. It’s lush, melodically beautiful and guaranteed to lower your blood pressure.
Just remember to hit play any time you see a credit card company pop up on Caller ID.
$9.99 download on iTunes
$16.99 Double-album download on iTunes includes 10 additional Bergman songs previously recorded by Barbra Streisand
Available tomorrow, but win your own copy today! Simply fill out our Contact Us Form with your name, phone number and e-mail address. We’ll contact you if your name is chosen at random to win!