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A Happening in Central Park

A Happening In Central Park is the first live album by Barbra Streisand. It was recorded at a live concert in Central Park in New York in June 1967 in front of an audience of 135,000 people.[1]

A Happening in Central Park
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Live album by Barbra Streisand
Released September, 1968
Recorded 17 June 1967
Venue Central Park, New York City
Genre Pop
Length 37:15
Label Columbia
Producer Jack Gold
Barbra Streisand chronology
Funny Girl (soundtrack)
A Happening in Central Park
What About Today?
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]


Commercial performanceEdit

The album peaked at number 30 in the US and has been certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies.[2]

Track listingEdit

Side One

  1. "I Can See It" (Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) – 2:58
  2. "Love Is Like a New Born Child" (Chris Brown) – 2:55
  3. "Folk Monologue/Value" (Jeffrey D. Harris) – 4:45
  4. "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) – 3:05
  5. "People" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 4:43

Side Two

  1. "He Touched Me" (Ira Levin, Milton Schafer) – 3:07
  2. Medley: "Marty the Martian/The Sound of Music/Mississippi Mud/Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (Harris - Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II - Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh - J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:40
  3. "Natural Sounds" (Lan O'Kun) – 3:08
  4. "Second Hand Rose" (James F. Hanley, Grant Clarke) – 3:01
  5. "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" (Silent Night) (Franz Gruber, John Freeman Young; arranged by Ray Ellis) – 3:34
  6. "Happy Days Are Here Again" (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) – 3:19


  1. "Introduction"
  2. "The Nearness Of You"
  3. "Down With Love"
  4. "Love Is Like A New Born Child"
  5. "Cry Me A River"
  6. "Folk Monologue/Value"
  7. "Can See It"
  8. "The Sound Of Music"
  9. "Mississippi Mud"
  10. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
  11. "Love Is Bore"
  12. "He Touched Me"
  13. "English Folk Song"
  14. "I'm All Smiles"
  15. "Marty The Martian"
  16. "Natural Sounds"
  17. "Second Hand Rose"
  18. "People"
  19. "Silent Night (Sleep In Heavenly Peace)"
  20. "Happy Days Are Here Again"


  1. ^ a b William Ruhlmann. "A Happening in Central Park (Allmusic Review)". Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "RIAA-Barbra Streisand (Certification)". Archived from the original on January 17, 2010. Retrieved November 8, 2012.