Annotation

This 2-disc 40-track compilation was first released in Jan 2002. In the US and some other countries, it was titled The Essential Barbra Streisand, but in others (EU particularly), it was also branded as The Ultimate Collection.
2002-01-29 US Columbia Records C2K 86123 / 696998612327 CD US-B00005V3WH ("Essential")
2002-00-00 AU Columbia Records 5062572000 / 9399700098723 CD AU-B00006J52W ("Essential")
2002-02-29 EU Columbia Records 5062572000 5099750625729 CD EU-B00005YTBR ("Essential")
2002-00-00 EU Columbia Records 5062572003 5099750625729 CD EU-B00005YTBR ("Ultimate")
2002-04-08 DE Columbia Records 5062572 / 5099750625729 CD DE-B00005YTBR ("Ultimate" / "Essential") (branded both ways)
2007-07-09 UK Columbia Records COL 506257 2 / 5099750625729 CD UK-B00005YTBR ("Ultimate" / "Essential") (branded both ways)
2009-07-22 JP Sony Music Japan SICP-20190/1 / 4547366046779 CD JP-B0027BECVS ("Essential")

The Essential Barbra Streisand: Limited Edition 3.0, released 2008, comprised the same 2 discs above, with a third disc of 9 tracks:
2008-09-30 US Legacy - 886973457023 CD : US-B001CU1RTK
2009-12-23 JP Sony Music Japan SICP 2515 / 4547366051858 CD JP-B002U4RPUC

Annotation last modified on 2013-01-23 08:36 UTC.

Album + Compilation

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
The Essential Barbra Streisand 2×CD 22 + 18 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 696998612327
The Ultimate Collection 2×CD 22 + 18 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 5099750625729
The Essential Barbra Streisand 2×CD 22 + 18 Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) 5062572000 9399700098723
The Essential Barbra Streisand 2×CD 22 + 18 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 5099750625729
The Essential Barbra Streisand: Limited Edition 3.0 3×CD 22 + 18 + 9 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 886973457023
The Essential Barbra Streisand 2×CD 22 + 18 Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.) SICP-20190/1 4547366046779
The Essential Barbra Streisand: Limited Edition 3.0 3×CD 22 + 18 + 9 Sony Music Japan International Inc. (Do not use as a label, see the annotation.) SICP-2515 4547366051858

Relationships

Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000213340 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/250235 [info]