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Streisand won't listen to own songs — 'boring'

Barbra Streisand says one reason she gave up performing in public is that listening to her own songs is boring.

"I never listen to my records for maybe 10 years. Then I can appreciate it, but really, I just get sick of it. That's why I gave up concerts — in addition to having stage fright and the exertion of singing 30 songs a night," the 61-year-old singer told Reader's Digest.

"It's boring to sing your own songs," she said. "I remember going into Tahoe once, and I sang all new material because I was so bored with mine. The reviews, 'How dare she not sing 'People?' "

Her latest release, "The Movie Album," is scheduled to come out Oct. 14.