Live from New York

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All Music Guide - Victor W. Valdivia
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Victor W. Valdivia
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: 081227988357
  • Catalog Number: 45695
  • Sales rank: 24,687

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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Original Saturday Night Live Cast Member Gilda Radnor.... the original cast was THE BEST and Gilda the shining star

    Listened to this Comedy ALBUM in high school during the early heyday days of Saturday Night Live. Gave CD to my sister for Christmas. Radnor's comedic talent shines through

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