Barbra Streisand Releases Compilation Album 'Release Me 2' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN In this episode of World Cafe, Barbra Streisand discusses Release Me 2 — a compilation of unreleased and reworked songs — and the funny, surprising stories that surround it.

On 'Release Me 2,' Barbra Streisand Plucks From An Archive Full Of Gems

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  • "I'd Want It To Be You (Feat. Willie Nelson)"
  • "Rainbow Connection (With Kermit The Frog)"
  • "Happy Days Are Here Again"
  • "Don't Lie To Me"
  • "Be Aware"

Barbra Streisand needs no introduction. She's a superstar in all respects, having dominated every field she's entered — film, music or theater. She's won award after award, sold out show after show and set records for album sales time and again. But unlike others, Streisand has had complete creative control over her vision the entire time.

Last month, the multi-hyphenate plucked from her extensive archive and shared Release Me 2, a compilation of unreleased and reworked songs from throughout her career.

In this episode of World Cafe, Barbra Streisand discusses Release Me 2 and the funny, surprising stories that surround it.

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