Has Barbra lost her voice?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by andrewz, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. andrewz

    andrewz Active Member

    Location:
    Columbus, Georgia
    I became a Barbra Streisand fan about a year ago...and I have a lot of her CDs. But on all the newer ones she sounds like she's bellowing with a sore throat. Has she lost her voice? or is she just lazy and doesn't do more than one take? Andy why don't they do studio magic?
  2. motownboy

    motownboy Active Member

    Location:
    Washington State
    Andrew -

    Her voice has changed over the years - like everyone's does. For some singers, it can actually improve with age - up to a point. You can't expect someone in their 60s to sound the way they did in their 20s or 30s.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there were some digital "tweaking" on her voice in the latest recordings.

    I am curious why no one else has responded.... :winkgrin:
  3. antonkk

    antonkk Forum Resident

    Location:
    moscow
    I think her performances on Guilty Pleasures are awesome. I haven't seen or heard her live recently but at least in the studio she can still deliver - trickery or not.
  4. pdenny

    pdenny Quondo omni flunkus moritati

    I think so...I haven't heard her in years! :angel:
  5. andrewz

    andrewz Active Member

    Location:
    Columbus, Georgia
    I know that voices change...but look at all the tweaking they do to Madonna. She is almost 50 and she still sounds like a chipmunk. Yet, you hear her live and she sounds like a man.
  6. Paul G

    Paul G Active Member

    Location:
    New York, NY, USA
    About the chipmunk sound, a few years ago I realized that about half the cuts on 1984's Like a Virgin have her vocals speeded up. If you have any playback devices with pitch control, slow the cuts down 5-10% to hear her vocals at the pitch at which they were recorded ("Material Girl" and "Like a Virgin" come to mind).

    Paul
  7. andrewz

    andrewz Active Member

    Location:
    Columbus, Georgia
    Oy, I slowed it down 10% and Madonna is not like buttah anymore.
  8. Gary Mack

    Gary Mack Active Member

    Location:
    Arlington, Texas
    If she did, she'll blame Bush for that, too!! :laugh:

    GM
  9. andyinstal

    andyinstal Runner for Others

    Location:
    Allen, Texas
    yes, and so has Bon Jovi
  10. Kayaker

    Kayaker Well-Known Member

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    New Joisey Now
    Nice thread crap there. Threadcrapping with politics too. Two rules broken with one short post. :shake:

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