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It is a song about two lovers who have drifted apart while they "go through the motions" and heartache of life together. Diamond then expanded the track from 45 seconds You Dont Bring Me Flowers - Paul & Kathy - Encore adding instrumental sections and an additional verse. The Bergmans contributed to the song's lyrics.
Early inBarbra Streisand covered the song on her album Songbird. These solo recordings were famously spliced together by different radio stations, creating unofficial duets, the success of which led to the studio bringing the two performers together for an official duet recording. As the real life story behind the song unfolded, it triggered a media buzz worldwide from Good Morning America and People magazine to the BBC.
They began with Streisand singing and Diamond's vocal followed. Streisand and Diamond repeated the same lyrics back and forth to each other -- there weren't any edits and the recording was mixed in one take. The Roy Leonard Show version became so popular that years after Columbia Records released their official duet, listeners continued to call in requesting to hear the WGN version.
Interest in the unofficial versions of the duet caused a clamor on the retail level, as the song was commercially unavailable as a duet. Guthrie sent CBS his version of the duet on July 27, You Dont Bring Me Flowers - Paul & Kathy - Encore by August 3, both Striesand and Diamond had agreed to the release of a duet version.
However, rather than issue any of the spliced-together versions, Columbia Records had Streisand and Diamond record a brand-new "official" studio version, which was released on October 17, The song reached number one on the Hot chart for two non-consecutive weeks in Decemberproducing the third number-one hit for both singers.
The duo performed the song at the Grammy Awards show, a performance released on the album Grammy's Greatest Moments Volume I. Diamond and Streisand had planned to star in a motion Cheep Cheep (Birdies) Medley - The George Mitchell Minstrels - The Black And White Minstrels Spectac based on the song, but such plans were canceled when Diamond starred in a remake of The Jazz Singer.
Concurrent with the success of Viva Lamor - Olaf Berger - Casanova and Streisand's version of the song, country singers Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius released a country version of the song which reached number ten on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in early From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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