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Barbra Streisand – Emotion (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 6th, 2014


A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on April 2, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Emotion” is the title track from American singer Barbra Streisand’s twenty-third studio album. Released in 1984 as the third single from the album “Emotion”, is an upbeat number with The Pointer Sisters on background vocals. This song was also released as a 12″ single, remixed by Jellybean Benitez, popular for his work with Madonna. The song peaked at #79 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #14 on the US Adult Contemporary chart in 1985.

The accompanying music video features The Who frontman Roger Daltrey as Streisand’s love interest.

Emotion (Vocal Version) 6:33

Emotion (Instrumental Version) 4:46

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Emotion U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #79
1985 Emotion U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #14


Label: Columbia – 44-05167
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: pop/Rock
Style: Vocal

Engineer [Assistant] – Sabrina Buchanek
Engineer [Mix] – Michael Hutchinson
Mixed By – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Producer – Richard Perry
Written By – P.S. Bliss
Background Vocals – Pointer Sisters

From the Columbia LP: “EMOTION”


B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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11 Responses to “Barbra Streisand – Emotion (US 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Yes, finally! I’ve been waiting a long time for this re-rip. Thank you Paul, very very much appreciated.
    Barbra seems to forget her 12 inches on all the compilations she released uptil today. Kinda strange, because she owns all her mastertapes and those mixes will certainly be archived too in her vault.

    Hopefully you’ll re-rip ‘Promises’ too in a short while. Apart from being an outstanding song, that remix is outstanding too. Should have been included on the ‘Guilty’ remaster, such a disappointment.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano I am glad to finally have this one done 🙂


    Stefano Reply:

    Me glad too!
    Could you promise me promises 🙂


  2. Chris K. Says:

    I have always loved the 12” of “Emotion” and its sad that the album itself has been so neglected over the years. I really think it deserves a remaster with some outtakes that never made the album. Thank you for the re-up!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris. It seems that many of her albums have been neglected such a shame.


  3. Michael Says:

    Something magic happens when you discover a amazing song for the fist time 🙂
    The first time i heard Emotion was the first time you posted it. THANKS A LOT!!!!


  4. Spring Says:

    Thank you very much Paul for this re-rip!
    Emotion is a great song!


  5. shannon Says:

    LOVE this mix! thanks a ton


  6. woz Says:

    I never listened to any Barbra before you posted some of her 12″ers, and this is a good one for sure. Thanks for the introduction!


  7. chronovisor Says:


    I can hear the difference clearly between the old and the new rip.

    What an improvement of your sound system! Keep on rockin’!

    Cheers, chronovisor.


  8. Max Says:

    Thanks a lot Paul for this re-release!

    Since you’re always thorough and informed, I just want to let you know that according to http://www.barbra-archives.com, this 12″ was release in february of 1985. This makes sense as its the 3rd single from the album that was out in november of 1984.

    Keep up the good work Monsieur!


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