Captured Live at Carnegie Hall

Captured Live at Carnegie Hall

by Peter Allen
     
 

Peter Allen's second live album reflected the changes in his career since his first, It Is Time for Peter Allen, released eight years earlier. Back in 1977, Allen was emerging from being a cabaret singer into being a pop
ock entertainer capable of filling theaters, though the core of his act remained a set of heartfelt ballads. In a sense, he was the same…  See more details below

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Peter Allen's second live album reflected the changes in his career since his first, It Is Time for Peter Allen, released eight years earlier. Back in 1977, Allen was emerging from being a cabaret singer into being a pop
ock entertainer capable of filling theaters, though the core of his act remained a set of heartfelt ballads. In a sense, he was the same kind of artist by the mid-1980s, but he had become somewhat more flamboyant, and his audience had grown. Captured Live at Carnegie Hall had an ease and assurance that the previous set, for all its excitement, lacked. Now, Allen was an Oscar winner, and he played "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (a song to which, in truth, he had contributed only one line) without comment. Also in the set were some of the pop
ock songs he had been putting on recent albums, such as his lone pop chart single, "Fly Away." And he was performing several songs that he had written for his upcoming Broadway musical, Legs Diamond. Allen's wildly enthusiastic audience enjoyed these additions to his set, but they really went crazy for the older material, such as when "Fly Away" segued into the crowd pleaser "I Go to Rio," and when, near the end of the show, he performed older songs like the hit "Don't Cry out Loud" and his tribute to his ex-mother-in-law Judy Garland, "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage." But they loved everything he did -- "Who do you think I am, Bruce Springsteen?," he asked at one point -- and why not? He had made his name in New York City, and Carnegie Hall is, in a sense, the most prestigious nightclub in town. Peter Allen is likely to be best remembered as a songwriter, but as a performer his ideal recordings are his two live sets, since they give him a chance to balance his talent for ballads with his taste for more bravura material, and they demonstrate his appeal to audiences. Captured Live at Carnegie Hall was a worthy successor to It Is Time for Peter Allen. [Note: Originally released as a double-LP set, Captured Live at Carnegie Hall was edited to fit onto a single CD.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/1999
Label:
Buddha
UPC:
0744659965425
catalogNumber:
99654

Tracks

  1. Not the Boy Next Door
  2. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
  3. I Could Have Been A Sailor
  4. You Haven't Heard The Last Of Me/Fade To Black
  5. Easy On The Weekend
  6. Knockers
  7. All I Wanted Was The Dream
  8. Fly Away/I Go To Rio
  9. Everything Old Is New Again
  10. Irving Berlin Medley: I Love a Piano/Let's Face the Music and Dance/Le
  11. Only Wounded
  12. Come Save Me  - Nikki Gregoroff
  13. Somebody's Angel  - Dian Sorel
  14. Harbour
  15. Don't Cry Out Loud
  16. Quiet Please, There's A Lady On Stage
  17. Once Before I Go
  18. As Time Goes By
  19. I Honestly Love You/Audience

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Allen   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Michael Braun   Drums
Louis Cortelezzi   Saxophone,Woodwind
Miguel Fuentes   Percussion
Nikki Gregoroff   Background Vocals
Michael Holmes   Keyboards
Larry Saltzman   Guitar
Dian Sorel   Background Vocals
Mark Berger   Bass
Charles Suppon   Monologue

Technical Credits

Howard Fritzson   Artwork
Mike Ragogna   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Donn Davenport   Art Direction
Dee Anthony   Producer
James Mitches   Photo Assistance
Jolene M. Oldham   Redesign
Anna Valencia   Redesign
Herman Hupfeld   Composer

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