Live from New York

Live from New York

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by Gilda Radner
     
 

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For Live From New York, Gilda Radner compiled her most famous bits from Saturday Night Live and performed them in front of a Broadway audience. Emily Litella attempts to teach at a rough inner-city school ("Get fudged? I don't care for it, it's too sweet!"), Roseanne Roseannadanna gives a commencement address that deteriorates into a description ofSee more details below

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For Live From New York, Gilda Radner compiled her most famous bits from Saturday Night Live and performed them in front of a Broadway audience. Emily Litella attempts to teach at a rough inner-city school ("Get fudged? I don't care for it, it's too sweet!"), Roseanne Roseannadanna gives a commencement address that deteriorates into a description of lancing a boil, and Patti Smith clone Candy Slice slurs her way through "Gimme Mick." Though some of the laughter is frustratingly directed at clearly visual jokes, much of the performances are funny, and the presence of the cheerfully obscene "Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals," which would have never made it onto network TV, is especially amusing. The only odd moment is the closing number, "Honey (Touch Me With My Clothes On)," a maudlin ballad that seems too sincere to be a parody and full of quirky lyrics that render it too offbeat to be straight. It's also true that since the album relies so heavily on Radner's SNL characters it will seem superfluous to anyone who already has her best episodes on tape. Still, there are enough laughs to make this an enjoyable, if not exactly innovative, comedy album. Live From New York may not break any new ground, but it demonstrates Radner's talents to full advantage, making it at least worth a listen.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2008
Label:
Rhino Flashback
UPC:
0081227988357
catalogNumber:
45695
Rank:
128348

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gilda Radner   Primary Artist
Maria Vidal   Track Performer
Paul Shaffer   Piano,Drums,Track Performer
Greg Bloch   Violin
John Caruso   Bass,Track Performer
Bob Christianson   Keyboards
Diana Grasselli   Track Performer
Howard Shore   Organ,Saxophone,Track Performer
G.E. Smith   Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Myriam Naomi Valle   Track Performer
Benny Grammatico   Drums
Dean Bailin   Guitar

Technical Credits

Gilda Radner   Writer
Tom "Bones" Malone   Arranger
Paul Shaffer   Arranger,Writer,Vocal Arrangements
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Anne Beatts   Writer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Greg Bloch   Arranger
Jim Boyer   Engineer,Remixing,Remote Recording
Bob Christianson   Arranger
David Hewitt   Engineer
Lorne Michaels   Director,Producer,Writer,Executive Producer
Michael O'Donoghue   Composer,Writer
Howard Shore   Arranger,Music Direction
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Paul Wexler   Mastering
Alan Zweibel   Writer
Phill Brown   Mastering
Dean Bailin   Arranger

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