People (Barbra Streisand album)

People is Barbra Streisand's fourth solo studio album, released in September 1964. The title track was a newly recorded version of the hit song from the Broadway musical Funny Girl in which Streisand starred.

Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1964
RecordedDecember 20, 1963; July 24, 1964; August 4, 11, 21, 1964
StudioColumbia 7th Ave, New York City
Stereo CS 9015
Mono CL 2215
ProducerRobert Mersey; "People" produced by Mike Berniker
Barbra Streisand chronology
Funny Girl (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
My Name Is Barbra
Professional ratings
Review scores
Record Mirror[2]

The album became the first of Streisand's albums to hit #1 on the Billboard album chart, spending five weeks in the top spot; it was also certified Platinum.[3][4] After hitting #1 on the charts, Barbra received a commemorative plaque from Billboard magazine editor Mike Gross.[5] The album was re-released in the UK on the CBS Hallmark Series label in 1966 with different artwork.[6]

In 2017, the album was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant."[7]


The cover photo was taken by Don Bronstein at Chicago's Oak Street Beach in June 1963, when Streisand was in town for an engagement at Mister Kelly's nightclub.


Streisand won the Best Vocal Performance, Female Grammy award for this album, her 2nd in this category and her 5th overall.[8] Grammy awards were also won for Best Accompaniment/Arrangement for Vocalist or Instrumentalist (Peter Matz); and Best Album Cover (Robert Cato and Don Bronstein).[8]

Track listingEdit

Side One

  1. "Absent Minded Me" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) – 3:07
  2. "When in Rome (I Do as the Romans Do)" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 2:57
  3. "Fine and Dandy" (Kay Swift, Paul James) – 2:49
  4. "Supper Time" (Irving Berlin) – 2:47
  5. "Will He Like Me?" (Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick) – 2:34
  6. "How Does the Wine Taste?" (Matt Dubey, Harold Karr) – 2:36

Side Two

  1. "I'm All Smiles" (Michael Leonard, Herbert Martin) – 2:09
  2. "Autumn" (Richard Maltby, Jr., David Shire) – 1:57
  3. "My Lord and Master" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 2:59
  4. "Love Is a Bore" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 2:08
  5. "Don't Like Goodbyes" (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote) – 3:14
  6. "People" (Merrill, Styne) – 3:40

CD Bonus track

  1. "I Am Woman" (Single Version) (Only issued on the European 2002 CD reissue)[9]

2002 ReissueEdit

Reissued 29 January 2002 with original album art restored and remastered from original master tapes by Stephen Marcussen in 2001. CDs released outside of the US and Canada include the bonus track "I Am Woman", previously issued on the B-side of the single "People".[10]

Song informationEdit



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "People - Barbra Streisand - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  2. ^ Jones, Peter; Jopling, Norman (27 February 1965). "Barbra Streisand: People" (PDF). Record Mirror. No. 207. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2022. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  3. ^ Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Albums 1955-2001 (Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, 2001), 845.
  4. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". Library of Congress. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. ^ Barbra Streisand accepts... Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. November 21, 1964. p. 4. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Original 1966 album
  7. ^ "Registry Titles with Descriptions and Expanded Essays". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  8. ^ a b National on the spot. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 24 April 1965. p. 6. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "People (1964)". Barbra Archives. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  10. ^ Barbra Archives: Records/People album.
  11. ^ "Barbra Streisand Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1965". Archived from the original on August 26, 2012.. Cash Box magazine.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Barbra Streisand – People". Recording Industry Association of America.

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