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May 4, 2019

Outtakes From ‘Streisand Superman’ Album Cover Shoot

With A Star is Born on the way to the four-million-unit level, Barbra Streisand’s following has never been larger. A number one single, number one album, and one of the year’s biggest grossing films have combined to catapult Barbra beyond her already accepted superstar status. Now, with perfect timing, comes the new Barbra Streisand album, Streisand Superman. The album has already been set up with the still-climbing single, ‘My Heart Belongs To Me,’ and will be merchandised with the same super impact treatment accorded to A Star is Born.

Barbra started working with The Entertainment Company for her 1977 album, Superman. Comprised of producers Gary Klein and Charles Koppelman, The Entertainment Company promoted song catalogs, acquired major songs, and produced a series of hits in which superstar recording artists were paired together.

The album was lusciously packaged, with sexy photos of Barbra posing in a Superman T-shirt and short-shorts. The fans, apparently, really enjoyed a short scene in A Star is Born in which Streisand cavorted in Sonoita, Arizona wearing the outfit. And the photographs were taken by Steve Schapiro.

Below are some final shots which were scanned from the album by Kevin Schlenker.

Billy Joel poses with some of his gold records in the background — and a framed Superman album with a personal note from Barbra Streisand — “For Billy, Hope you like your song! P.S. Thank you for the flowers. Love, Barbra.”

(via Barbra Streisand Archives)



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