Here's a description of Barbra's cd straight from her own website!
"Rounding out the album's smoky after-hours ambience with his sublime orchestrations is the legendary songwriter ("The Shadow of Your Smile") and Grammy-winning arranger Johnny Mandel (who worked with Streisand on her 1993 Back to Broadway album and arranged/co-produced Krall's 1998 Grammy-winning When I Look In Your Eyes)."
"Smoky after-hours ambience". (Notice that her website spelled ambiance incorrectly? Hilarious. Someone's gonna get their eyes scratched out, then their ass fired. Bitch doesn't PLAY.)
ANYgay. The only "smoky after-hours ambiance" I've experienced is when Patrick dragged my raggedy ass to an after-hours rave (are there any other kind?) in Seattle several years ago. I don't think it's what Barbra's referring to...unless she's got monotonous techno hidden tracks somewhere on the cd.
**Update** HAHAHAHAAAA! I just realized why her website people spelled "ambiance" wrong...because they spelled it like AMBIEN!! I bet they knew exactly what they were doing!