"Barbra Joan Streisand" is an album by Barbra Streisand, released in August, 1971 on Columbia Records. It includes "I Mean to Shine", the first recording of a song written by the Steely Dan duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The album also features production and backing work by members of the female band Fanny. The album reached #11 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album peaked #25 in Canada. According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set: Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in Belgium and in Sweden.
Caro Emerald's album The Shocking Miss Emerald is the follow up to her smashing debut album Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, which sold over 2 million albums worldwide, making Miss Emerald one of the Top 5 most successful female artists in Europe. This stellar new cd picks up where her debut left off, serving an album of edgy, vivid, romantic and intense songs, all tied together with a 40s Parisian haute couture bow. Caro Emerald is a modern woman with a timeless classic style, an approach to life she has translated into her music. She brings retro jazz-blues into the 21st century by blending arrangement with sampling, scratching and pop to create her signature sound. Caro believes 'you should be able to listen to a song and hear something different every time.'
The EP is produced especially for Caro’s biggest tour to date; the exotic ‘Emerald Island Tour‘ which kicks off in the UK on March, 28 in Carlisle. The EP is produced by David Schreurs and Jan van Wieringen and contains six new tracks. Among these tracks are the dubby song ‘Never Ever’, the new single ‘Whatchugot’ and two instrumental tracks. The songs are co-written by Vincent Degiorgio and Guy Chambers. Both the tour and the EP are inspired by Exotica, a musical genre from the 50/60’s which contains exotic sounds and instruments.