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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After taking on a batch of contemporary pop songs on her 1973 studio album The Singer, Liza Minnelli returns to a more familiar format here. Movies, Broadway musicals, and television appearances notwithstanding, she has devoted much of her career to her concert
ightclub act, and Liza Live at the Winter Garden shows what it sounds like, circa 1974. And that is, essentially, a revised and updated version of the show she immortalized as Liza with a Z in 1972. She tries to mix contemporary material with show tunes, beginning with a medley of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Come Back to Me" from the Lerner & Loewe ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
After taking on a batch of contemporary pop songs on her 1973 studio album The Singer, Liza Minnelli returns to a more familiar format here. Movies, Broadway musicals, and television appearances notwithstanding, she has devoted much of her career to her concert
ightclub act, and Liza Live at the Winter Garden shows what it sounds like, circa 1974. And that is, essentially, a revised and updated version of the show she immortalized as Liza with a Z in 1972. She tries to mix contemporary material with show tunes, beginning with a medley of Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" and "Come Back to Me" from the Lerner & Loewe musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. It doesn't really work, despite her usual full-throttle performance style, and she is far more comfortable with Tin Pan Alley fare and nuggets from decades past, such as "Shine on Harvest Moon" and "More Than You Know." She tries to go contemporary again at the top of the LP's second side with the funky "Natural Man" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now." But, again, she sounds far more in command immediately after when she dramatizes two chansons by her sometime concert partner Charles Aznavour, "And I in My Chair (Et Moi Dans Mon Coin)" and "There Is a Time (Le Temps)." Her mentor, lyricist Fred Ebb, is given credit for writing the show, and he and his composing companion, John Kander, have penned some special material, notably the novelty "Exactly Like Me," a funny song in the style of "Liza with a 'Z'" that finds Minnelli encountering some unlikely fans who think she looks like them. An attempt seems to have been made to avoid repeating songs that have appeared on earlier Minnelli recordings, but it's hard not to end with her no-holds-barred performance of "Cabaret." This is a typically effective live show from Minnelli, and clearly just a souvenir from the act itself that could only be completed by seeing as well as hearing her.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886919419627
  • Catalog Number: 194196
  • Sales rank: 51,744

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Liza Minnelli Primary Artist
Dennis Anderson Woodwind
Wayne Andre Brass
Maurice Brown Strings
Max Cahn Strings
Jack Cavari Rhythm
John Frosk Brass
Joseph Goodman Strings
Norm Jeffries Rhythm
Walter Kane Woodwind
Sandra Robbins Strings
Frank Bruno Rhythm
Al Dirisi Brass
Vincent Fanuele Brass
Marie Hence Strings
Lew Del Gatto Woodwind
Al Ragni Woodwind
Nina Simon Strings
Elmar Oliveira Strings
Don De Marco Rhythm
Eric Cohen Percussion
Fred Zito Brass
Arthur Azenzer Rhythm
Tobias Blom Strings
Ronald Keller Brass
Lew Gluckin Brass
Jack French Conductor
Ian Wint Strings
Charles Roeder Percussion
Bernard Fennell Strings
Technical Credits
Gordon Lightfoot Composer
Ralph Burns Arranger
Gene Lees Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Edith Piaf Composer
Peter Matz Arranger
Charles Aznavour Composer
Bobby Hebb Composer
Kander Composer
Hank Altman Engineer
Aaron Baron Engineer
Billy Byers Arranger
Larry Dahlstrom Engineer
Jeff Davis Composer
Isham Jones Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Gary Klein Producer
Burton Lane Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Johnny Nash Composer
Don Puluse Remixing
Phil Ramone Engineer
Jonathan Tunick Arranger
Mark Wilder Mastering
Stevie Wonder Composer
Tom Dwyer Engineer
Sandy Baron Composer
Nora Bayes Composer
Jack Norworth Composer
Bob Fosse Director, Choreographer
David Foil Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Fred Ebb Composer, Writer
Joe Eula Cover Illustration
Tom Laskey Product Development
Roxanne Slimak Art Direction
Fred Werner Arranger
Earl Shendell Personal Manager
Edward Eliscu Composer
Bill Reddy Arranger
Billy Rose Composer
Ron Lewis Choreographer
Scott Farthing Marketing
Leslie Collman-Smith Marketing
Alan J. Lerner Composer
Jack French Arranger
David Newburge Composer
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