One of the few true disappointments in barbra's catalog. Things start off well enough with a beautifully restrained version of the potentially nauseating "tomorrow", but then a series of undistinguished ballads start to spoil the party. The solo version of "you don't bring me flowers" is emotionally delivered but ultimately overwrought--the duet was a major improvement (though barbra got a Grammy nomination for the solo version). "Songbird" is another stunning vocal but the song is strangely unmoving, as if only the singer can grasp its power. But there are two brilliant songs here, covered with varying results. "Stay away" was a kim carnes composition, which is always a plus. But carnes' own version captures the sadness and desperation of a love gone wrong in a haunting, memorable recording that streisand can't compete with. Why the upbeat rhythm track for a heart-wrenching ballad? A real misfire. But Stephen Bishop's classic "one more night" nearly achieves greatness. Barbra's phrasing is impeccable and moving until....an overblown chorus ruins the mood. But it's good enough to demand repeated listening. So, worth buying but don't expect too much. Just a couple of real delights and a plea for stronger songs.