Barbra Streisand enlists Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, others for ‘Partners’

Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand’s Partners album, to debut on September 16th, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world’s greatest male vocalists.

Ms. Streisand took to Instagram on August 11th to announce to the world the official September 16th release date for Partners. Those who pre-order the album will receive a new downloadable song “New York State Of Mind,” with Billy Joel. The Lionel Richie duet of the classic “The Way We Were” will be also be made available to pre-ordering fans on August 26th. The third Instant Grat track, the Michael Buble duet “It Had To Be You,” – will be downloadable via pre-order on September 2nd.

The inspired new musical pairings on Partners include, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder and a breathtaking virtual duet with the King of rock n’ roll, Elvis Presley. The new album, which is executive produced by Ms. Streisand and Jay Landers, is produced by ‘Babyface’ and Walter Afanasieff.

Partners is comprised of 12 songs, many of which are regarded as Streisand classics. Among the songs included are “New York State Of Mind,” with Billy Joel, “It Had To Be You,” with Michael Buble, “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” with John Mayer, “Love Me Tender,” with Elvis Presley, “The Way We Were,” with Lionel Richie, “What Kind Of Fool,” with John Legend, “People,” with Stevie Wonder, “I Can Still See Your Face,” with Andrea Bocelli, “Evergreen,” with Babyface, and Ms. Streisand’s first studio-recorded duet with her son Jason Gould, on “How Deep Is The Ocean.”

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1. It Had To Be You with Michael Buble
2. People with Stevie Wonder
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine with John Mayer
4. Evergreen with Babyface
5. New York State Of Mind with Billy Joel
6. I’d Want It To Be You with Blake Shelton
7. The Way We Were with Lionel Richie
8. I Still Can See Your Face with Andrea Bocelli
9. How Deep Is The Ocean with Jason Gould
10. What Kind Of Fool with John Legend
11. Somewhere with Josh Groban
12. Love Me Tender with Elvis Presley

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