You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (Barbra Streisand's album edit)

~ Recording by Barbra Streisand with Neil Diamond

Annotation

This is regarded as the first 'official' recording/release of this duet by Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond of the song they had each originally recorded separately as solos. Diamond had first recorded his in his 1977 album, I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight, while Streisand's solo version appeared in her May 1978 album, Songbird, before the two finally recorded the duet in Oct 1978, and it was included in her 1978 compilation, Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2, as well as a slightly shorter edit (~3:18) included in Diamond's You Don't Bring Me Flowers (1978). The circumstances that led to the duet are themselves quite remarkable, and are detailed here:
1. Barbra Streisand Archives | Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (1978)
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Don't_Bring_Me_Flowers_(song)

Annotation last modified on 2013-04-25 10:33 UTC.

Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.5 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) FC 35679
1.5 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Barbra Streisand CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) 10012
1.5 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) HC 45679
1.2 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Memories Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) TC 37678
1.2 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:22 Love Songs Barbra Streisand CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 10031
1.2 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Memories Barbra Streisand CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CBS 85418
1.2 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Memories Barbra Streisand CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) S-85418
1.6 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:26 12 Greatest Hits, Vol. II Neil Diamond Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 38068
1.6 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:26 12 Greatest Hits, Vol. II Neil Diamond Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 38068
1.2 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Memories Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.2 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Love Songs Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CD 10031
1.5 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 35679
2.9 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 The Greatest Hits 1966-1992 Neil Diamond Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C2K 52703
2.9 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 The Greatest Hits 1966-1992 Neil Diamond Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 471502 2
2.21 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:23 The Ultimate Collection Neil Diamond MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990), Sony Music Publishing (worldwide except Japan, ended 1995), Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 485445 2, LC 0162, MOOD CD 45
2.21 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:23 The Ultimate Collection Neil Diamond Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), MCA Records (1967–2003; name as in imprint from 1972–1990), Sony Music TV MOOD CD45
2.21 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:23 The Ultimate Collection Neil Diamond
1.12 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:24 The Essential Neil Diamond Neil Diamond
1.20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 The Essential Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) C2K 86123
1.20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 The Ultimate Collection Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 506257 2
1.3 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 Duets Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 509812 9
1.3 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 Duets Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 86126
1.3 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 Duets Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 509812 2, 5098122000
1.3 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:25 Duets Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 5098122000
1.3 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 Duets Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 86126
1.20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 The Essential Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 5062572000
1.2 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 Nur das Beste: Love Songs Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 82876 88272 2
1.20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 The Essential Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) COL 506257 2
1.20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 The Essential Barbra Streisand: Limited Edition 3.0 Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 88697 34570 2
1.20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 The Essential Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.) SICP-20190/1
1.20 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 The Essential Barbra Streisand: Limited Edition 3.0 Barbra Streisand Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.) SICP-2515
1.4 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:23 The Ultimate Collection Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697 79354 2
1.4 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:23 The Ultimate Collection Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 88697 79043 2
2.3 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 What Matters Most: Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 88697 94057 2
1.5 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Barbra Streisand’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.5 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:24 Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits, Volume 2 Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
1.6 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:27 12 Greatest Hits, Volume II Neil Diamond CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) CDCBS85844
1.5 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 Mastermix Classic Cuts 88: Collaborations Various Artists
1.2 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Memories Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CK 37678
2.9 You Don't Bring Me Flowers 3:25 The Greatest Hits 1966-1992 Neil Diamond Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 471502-2
2.2 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:26 Two Originals: Guilty + Memories Barbra Streisand CBS (CBS Records' international imprint from 1962–1990; renamed since 1991 as Columbia) NPCD 40
Promotion
1.10 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:25 Ordinary Miracles Tour CD Barbra Streisand Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) CSK 6120

Relationships

producer: Bob Gaudio
vocals: Neil Diamond
Barbra Streisand
recording of: You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (1978-10)

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

additional composer: Neil Diamond (1977)
composer: Alan Bergman (American lyricist) (1977)
lyricist: Alan Bergman (American lyricist) (1977)
Marilyn Bergman (1977)
publisher: ATV Music Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
later parody versions: You Don't Take Showers Anymore