Marvin Hamlisch's "Memories" Magnified 600 Times
Have you ever said to yourself, "If I hear the Marvin Hamlisch song 'The Way We Were' one more time, I think I'm gonna die?" The ballad seems haunted by all those "memories" it addresses! Well, when the prolific and kind-spirited Mr. Hamlisch did die in August 2012, funeral planners must have sensed that "The Way We Were" had run its last laps. So they gave Barbra Streisand a break, and assigned the song to a chorus of 600 volunteers. Brilliant. Here's how the choral version of "The Way We Were" sounded at Hamlisch's funeral at Congregation Emanu-El in New York. Much enlarged and truly excellent, we think.