Source: Columbia Records. In her sixth decade of providing music magic, Barbra Streisand continues to reach the number one position on the charts. Her “Back To Brooklyn” concert DVD has been confirmed as Number One on the Billboard Top DVD Music Videos chart. Achieving that distinction with the Columbia Records release, Streisand now has topped the DVD charts five times. Her success in the DVD field also includes having earned nine Gold DVDs, six Platinum and three Multi-Platinum.
On the CD charts, she has reached # 1 nine times and is the only recording artist to have accomplished #1 CDs in five consecutive decades. She has achieved 51 gold CDs, 30 platinum and 13 multi–platinum.
The “Back To Brooklyn” concert DVD captures her first musical performance in her native Brooklyn since she departed at age 16 to pursue her acting career and became one of the most popular and famous musical performers of her time. Throughout the concert, which includes nine songs she had never previously publicly performed, Barbra reflects upon her years growing up in Brooklyn, and to mark the occasion, she commissioned special lyrics for two songs: It also provides biographical video and still photo images of the artist’s childhood and early career.
Among the many highlights of the evening, the first-time ever pairing of Barbra and her son Jason Gould. Other artists joining her include trumpet player Chris Botti and the young Italian singing quartet, Il VOLO. Subsequent to the Brooklyn performances, Ms. Streisand presented a slightly revised version of the concert in record-breaking tours in the US, Canada, Europe and Israel, her first concert appearances in six years.
The concert performance is directed by Barbra Streisand and Richard Jay-Alexander, and written by Barbra Streisand, Jay Landers, Richard Jay-Alexander and Jeffrey Richman.
“The Back To Brooklyn” concert is also currently featured Public Broadcasting System stations where it has become the top-rated Great Performances series offering this season, raising funds for PBS local stations.