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What About Today?

Columbia 9816 - 1969

Producer: Wally Gold.

  • What About Today? (2:55)
  • Ask Yourself Why (2:57)
  • Honey Pie (2:37)
  • Punky's Dilemma (3:28)
  • Until It's Time For You To Go (2:53)
  • That's A Fine Kind O' Freedom (3:00)
  • Little Tin Soldier (3:51)
  • With A Little Help From My Friends (2:38)
  • Alfie (3:18)
  • The Morning After (2:38)
  • Goodnight (3:45)

    NOTES:

  • Barbra dedicated this album to "the young people who push against indifference, shout down mediocrity, demand a better future and who write and sing the songs of today" on the back of the album.
  • This was Columbia's attempt to crossover Barbra from the "Light Pop" to "Rock." It didn't work.
  • Three of the tracks on this album are cover versions of Beatles songs!
  • Barbra didn't even remember she had recorded "Alfie" when she heard it on the radio recently. Well she did, and here it is!
  • A single was released in 1968 for "The Morning After" to radio stations.
  • There were two commercially released singles for this album. The first contained a non-album A-Side, "Frank Mills" which is from the musical "Hair." It was paired with "Punky's Dilemma." The second was "Little Tin Soldier" with "Honey Pie."
  • A third single was relaesed to radio stations featuring the A-Side "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" which was to be released on Barbra's next pop album "The Singer" which never came to light. The B-Side was "What About Today?" "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" was later released on "The Way We Were."
  • "Punky's Dilemma" was written by Paul Simon.
  • "Until It's Time For You To Go" was written by Buffy Sainte-Marie.
  • The catalog number listed above is for the original vinyl release.
  • The catalog number for the Compact Disc Digital Remaster Release is 47014.
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