Has Barbra lost her voice?

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

  1. andrewz

    andrewz Active Member

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    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 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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 E Burris Stigano

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

    andrewz Active Member

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    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

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    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

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

    Gary Mack Active Member

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

    GM
  9. andyinstal

    andyinstal Runner for Others

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    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: