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Liza with a "Z": A Concert for Television
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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LIZA = LEGEND
Old Legend Lover | Central Indiana | 12/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So many sad headlines in recent years...'near death,' 'fighting for her life,' 'back in rehab.' I'll never give up hope that she can make it back to the magical, magnificent entertainer she once was (the reason "Liza" is no longer an uncommon name, the reason I have a 5 year old granddaughter who has become her namesake.) This album, perhaps better than any other, captures her at the peak of her talent....in 1972 she was pulling in all those awards for CABARET and then capped it off with this memorable TV special.She was never better than on this live-recording CD. She takes Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child" and makes it her own. And who better than the daughter of a legendary director and an immortal superstar to complain about "rich relations give crusts of bread and such, saying Help Yourself but Don't Take Too Much....." Well, God bless her....she already did have her OWN! (In Spades!)Most dramatic moments: taking a swipe at Mama during the nursery rhyme segment of "It Was A Good Time," then turning around and making it up to her with an emotional version of "My Mammy." And a CLASSIC portrait of a long-married, long-suffering couple in "You've Let Yourself Go." And the medley of "Cabaret" songs would never, ever be done better than here. And of course, "Ring Them Bells" and "Liza With A Z," but, wow, listen to her 'handle' "Son Of A Preacher Man" and "Bye, Bye Blackbird."And if I wanted to turn it all around today and sing one of Liza's own songs to HER.....it would be "Come In From The Rain." She should....she will....and she will be better than ever. That's what Legends are all about!"
MINNELLI'S MAGICAL MUSICAL TOUR!! GO LIZA!!!!
Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 04/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the charged great opener "Yes" it is clear that this is going to be an extraordinary musical trip with a great, great singer!! Drama and pathos make "God Bless The Child" a moving and incredible experience and "Liza With A "Z" is great fun and a tongue-twisting feat that Liza never once flubs on!! Exhuberant and soulful is the definitive version of "It Was A Good Time" and wildly soulful is the rhythmic "I Gotcha" which is also a great dance routine that Liza really shines in. This classic concert was a Emmy Winning Television Special which deserves release on DVD and hopefully this will happen soon!!! An all-stops-out performance makes "Ring Them Bells" a stunning masterpiece and Liza is the only singer besides the late Dusty Springfield that does justice to the funky "Son Of A Preacher Man". Stylish and sophiscated makes "Bye Bye Blackbird" a stunner and well broken in and familiar love is celebrated in the fascinating "You've Let Yourself Go". The ultimate passionate tribute is given to Mom in a masterful version of "My Mammy" which has to be the all-time best of this classic!! Liza's voice is stunning on "Mammy" and would make her Mom very proud!!! A well-earned Oscar went to Liza for her fascinating portrayal of Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" and the songs that make up the closing medley from that motion picture are thrilling to hear Liza sing "Live" in concert!! More than 30 years after this legendary event Liza is still thrilling audiences with her magical talent. Bravo Liza!!"
Liza's on top of the World
Bob Waskiewicz | Wintersville, Ohio United States | 02/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If anyone can't understand what all the fuss was about when Liza Minnelli started years ago,listen to this tape. She was in fine form,and one of the greatest singers and dancers of our time. Years of performing have made Liza's voice ruff around the edges,but her true fans love her just as much. I seen Liza in concert in 1978,and it was the greatest show I've ever seen by anyone. You can see picture's I took of Liza that night when she came out after the show on my web-site at my members page. This CD is fantastic. I love,"Yes," and the song,"Ring them Bells" is the funniest,and it really happened. At this time,Liza had the stongest voice by any singer. Her vocals were perfection. Along with "Liza Live at the Winter Garden," this is my favorite Liza Minnelli Album."