Barbra Streisand

Tell Him

Composed by David Foster / Linda Thompson-Jenner / Walter Afanasieff

Song Review by

Barbra Streisand always had a knack for choosing just the right partners to record duets with, and "Tell Him," with Celine Dion, is no exception. Their voices blend together extremely well on this song, with both singers trading off and joining together with a wonderful reassurance. Musically, the song is dominated by what is, unfortunately, a somewhat bombastic arrangement. This tends to get in the way of the very pretty melody. The overall arrangement seems to come out of the 1980s school of over-production, and it is a bit cloying. However, the vocalists take the song to a higher place with their performance, and the song and recording have aged fairly well despite of this. Available on 2002's Sony/Legacy collection Essential Barbra Streisand.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Tell Him [Single] 1997 Sony Music Distribution 4:52
Timeless: Live in Concert 2000 Columbia
Duets 2002
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