• Higher Ground
    Released: 1997
  • Producer: Barbra Streisand

She’s been eclipsed by a generation of newfangled power divas, but Babs still has it–superior repertoire in the Tin Pan Alley tradition, deep-pile production from the likes of Foster, Mardin and Afanasieff, and those zillion dollar pipes. Cuddlesome James Brolin gets a credit “for giving me the love I sing about” on tunes like “Leading with Your Heart,” while the title track, “At the Same Time,” and “Everything Must Change” could one day be used in a Broadway musical about pre-millennial spirituality. — Jeff Bateman