I swear, Sony is going to put every single song from Barbra’s new Release Me disc out on the internet before the CD gets released.
It’s an interesting gamble on their part, since the album consists of numbers recorded in the past but previously unreleased. Most (all?) of them have been available on the gray market for years, so maybe they just assume that releasing official versions into the world this way can prove to collectors how much better the official releases sound? Who knows. I’m sure I will buy the album when it comes out, although I have to say that most of these tracks have not bowled me over.
Here’s Barbra singing “Being Good” from Hallelujah Baby, a track originally intended for 1985’s Broadway Album.