PRNewsFoto/Columbia RecordsBarbra Streisand‘s all-star duets album, Partners, is in stores today, and according to the diva, releasing a new album is like giving birth: it’s great, but there’s some difficulty involved.
This morning, Streisand sits down with Robin Roberts on ABC’s Good Morning America to discuss the new project, which finds her singing with top male stars of every genre, from Blake Shelton, Lionel Richie and Andrea Bocelli, to John Mayer, Billy Joel, Josh Groban and even the late King of Rock ‘n Roll, Elvis Presley.
Asked by Roberts if, this far into her career, she still feels the same excitement before releasing a new album, Streisand says, “Oh sure. It’s like being pregnant, y’know? And then it comes out. Yeah. It’s kinda painful and joyous at the same time!”
Speaking of pregnancy, Streisand actually gave birth to one of her duet partners on the album: she sings with Jason Gould, her son with her ex-husband Elliott Gould. She tells Roberts on this morning’s GMA that Jason wasn’t exactly a born performer.
“I once heard him hum when he was 15, through a door that he had closed,” remembers the diva. “[I said,] ‘Jason, is that you? …read more