Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live at Last
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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2nd best Live Performer of All Time
tina boy | Indiana | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bette Midler's Live at Last live album is a great achievment for the divine miss M! It was recorded in Clevland as part of the tour that stretched from her Clams on the Half Shell blockbuster broadway show. It features many of the same songs, and acts from the show and even has the mechanical "King Kong" from the original broadway production. Starting with her trademark opening song, Friends she goes in to full force. After proclaiming an audience member looks like s**t she goes right into the dynamic Bang, Your Dead. Neil Young's Birds is a soft ballad going into the hilarious comic relief where we find out she's sleeping with Jack Kennedy and is set to film the sequal to Jaws in which a shark is attacked by a great white woman. Shiver Me Timbers is a heartbreaking track that was actually the only single released from the album. The Vicki Eydie Show segment is a pre Deloris Delago lounge singer sketch. The second disc includes highlights Do You wanna Dance, Hello In There, and the phenomanal Delta Dawn. Bette Midlers live performance of Delta Dawn should have won a grammy. Ofcourse you hear some dirty Sophie Tucker Jokes and she ends with a energetic medley of Up the Ladder, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and Friends. Granted Bette's live performances now are more entertaing, the sheer ferocity and raw emotion of her 70's live act is yet to be matched. I recommend to this to everybody."
It Must Have Been A Heck of a Night in the Theatre...
G. Pillson | Tilling on Rye | 12/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...because this record of a mid-70s concert in Cleveland is one of the best things Midler has ever done. An audience galvanizes her, and for much of this two-disc set she's on fire. Whether breaking your heart with a slow song ("did I sing the ballad yet? Was it wonderful?") or roaring through her trademark campfest-versions of forties classics, Bette is the consummate live performer. The only shame is that she's never done studio versions of some of the numbers -- "Bang You're Dead" in particular has a killer arrangement (and the band throughout is amazingly good). A must for the fan or an excellent introduction..."
Midler live--you can't go wrong
dustler | 10/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bette Midler's first live album. Bette Midler as a live performer puts on a helluva show. This album shows that. The 2-Disc set catches Midler at her stunning, bitchy, emotional best. Midler's voice live, shows more than on her recordings. Her recordings never quite catch the essence of Midler. Her voice does so much more than any other in the recording industry, and this album shows that. Midler classics are here like Friends, Delta Dawn (this version is absolutely AMAZING), Hello In There, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and Do You Want To Dance. Up The Ladder To The Roof is a stunning achievement having the upbeat gospel praise God beat and sound. The sexually comic Long John Blues is an outstanding example of Midler's voice. The classic Midler Sophie Jokes are also on this album. Also here is Fried Eggs, a hilarious, yet true to life emotional story that you'll memorize to tell all your friends. If you loved this Bette album, you'll love her other live album, Divine Madness soundtrack. Support Bette Midler! Buy the album here! Don't buy from an auction or download the songs for free!"