Smorgasbord Music Column – My favourite songs from the Movies – Barbra Streisand – Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)

For the next few weeks I am going to be sharing my favourite songs from the movies. They bring back memories of the movies I have watched over the years and also remind me of people in my life, some of whom have passed on through.

I recently watched the remake of A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga and enjoyed very much. But I still think the original film has the edge.

A Star is Born (1976) with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson was not the first outing for this story of an established music star who takes a talented young singer under his wing. The first was 1937 with Janet Gaynor and Frederic March, followed in 1954 by the remake with Judy Garland and James Mason, which I have also seen.

I was in my early 20s when I went to see the 1976 version and immediately fell in love with this track. It was composed and performed by Barbra Streisand with lyrics by Paul Williams, and arranged by Ian Freebairn-Smith

Over the years and in various Karaoke dives, I have done my best to recreate it….but you cannot beat the incomparable Barbra Streisand. It holds a special place in my heart for so many reasons, and it is certainly Evergreen.  Uploaded by mirrorro77

You can buy the original movie soundtrack:

And also on The Essential Barbra Streisand which is the album I have and is amazing:

You can buy or rent the 1976 film from Amazon:

I hope you have enjoyed this brief musical interlude in your week… thanks for tuning in.

Please share your favourite movie music in the comments and I hope you have enjoyed a little nostalgia.. more in two weeks time.. thanks for tuning in .. Sally

52 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Music Column – My favourite songs from the Movies – Barbra Streisand – Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)

  1. I’ve loved Streisand since I saw her in The Way We Were, but my all time favourite album is The Broadway Album. This is one of my favourites from the album, her version of Send in the Clowns:

    I didn’t like the song when it first came out. This version gives me chills no matter how often I listen to it. Thanks for this detour into the past. 🙂

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  2. It’s crazy to me that you posted this today, Sally. I just re-watched this movie two nights ago and cried like a baby when John Norman dies (as I always do). I love this song, “Evergreen,” along with the entire soundtrack!! Great choice!

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