Among the more anticipated tracks on Barbra Streisand's upcoming album Release Me is "Home," her soaring, up-tempo take on the anthem from the musical The Wiz.
"...while listening to her powerful 25-year-old vocals on the track,
Streisand decided to re-record the bass, drums, and piano in order to fully
realize the potential of the more uptempo arrangement of the popular standard,
which serves as a sort of answer to "(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow" from The
Wizard of Oz, the source material for the 1974 musical. Streisand, a noted
perfectionist, even enlisted the same three musicians who had played on the
original session for the song to maintain continuity."