Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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Hey, if Dusty can do it....
J. Collins | 07/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Liza and the Pet Shoppers...what a perfect match. Even more so than the Boys' dalliance with Dusty Springfield ("What Have I Done To Deserve This," "Nothing Has Been Proved," etc.), this collaboration is dance drama fit for a queen. With the help of two great club singles/videos (the mock-harrowing "Losing My Mind" and the ultra-campy "Don't Drop Bombs") and a stylistic groove as sharp as Liza's nails, "Results" more than lived up to it's title.The Sondheim cover is pure brilliance, guaranteed to win over the most jaded "Cabaret" fan as well as the Pet Shop purists. Tanita Tikaram's "Twist In My Sobriety" is beyond twisted in it's big beat incarnation here. The old Yvonne Elliman chestnut, "Love Pains," is an amusing but effective choice; the (non-album) remix by Steve "Silk" Hurley is a Pop-House classic in it's own right. Neil and Chris provide Liza with plenty of original material of varying tempos: the slow-burning self-immolation of "So Sorry I Said," to the skittering Euro-Hip Hop beats of "I Want You Now." With all the arch sentiments and intricate arrangements in evidence, it's nice to realize that "Results" rates fairly low on the "Pretentious Meter." Sure, Liza slurs and emotes like her life depends on it, but her sincerity is straight-faced; you never get the impression that she's slumming for the sake of a hit album."I Can't Say Goodnight" closes the album on a wistful metropolitan note, complete with saxophone solo and traffic noise. If you close your eyes, you can almost see Liza exiting Studio 54, sable in hand. "See you, Bianca....thanks again, Jerry......sweet dreams, Andy."-Mic"
Still Glistens After All This Time
"jiffy" jim link | Hoboken, NJ United States | 06/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is THE desert-island-disc of all-time, for me. It was amazing then and amazing now. You can listen to this album straight thru and never have to skip a song...IT'S THAT GOOD. And, I need to mention it is the perfect marriage of Liza Minnelli with the Pet Shop Boys producing...Kudos to Julien Mendelsohn's production, too. The opening track "I Want You Now" is a solid opening shot...beautiful strings, great rhythm and a certain drama (without being TOO dramatic!). The next track, "Losing My Mind" was the 1st single and is one of the best tracks ever on any album. That song segues into another uptempo number "If There Was Love". There are ballads, also, most notably "So Sorry, I Said" which could really fit on any Liza Minnelli album. "Don't Drop Bombs" is a sonic masterpiece. "Twist In My Sobriety" is a new take on Tanita Tikaram's song and also resurrects the "Liza with a Z, not Lisa with an S" rap/chant quite effectively. "Rent" is a nice reworking of a Pet Shop Boys tune. "Love Pains" is the closet thing to a disco song on the album (and I've heard/think it is a remake of one!) Finally there is another splendid ballad "Tonight Is Forever" (another PSB remake) and the concluding, romantic "I Can't Say Goodnight".
Also to be noticed is the great album art (both on the front and back covers). This album is such a treat and though it was considered a brave new direction for Liza when it first came out, it certainly is a wonderful breakthrough and career triumph. PS: I'd like to mention I have the accompanying videotape album and that is every bit as wonderful. If you can find a copy DO SNAP IT UP also!"
Liza as you've never heard her
"jiffy" jim link | 06/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite being released over a decade ago, this CD still sounds fresh and alive. Produced by the Pet Shop Boys, 'Results' is filled with a trippy dance vibe that holds the album together. It has a number of uptempo, PSB-style disco classics (Losing my mind, and the excellent Love pains), interspersed with mellower tunes (So sorry I said, Rent), and a couple of electronic oddities (Don't drop bombs, Twist in my sobriety). As a whole, the album works very well, with Liza's lispy voice complementing the electronic beats perfectly. I'm glad I discovered this CD, although I'm sorry to have found this hidden gem earlier. Buy this CD, you won't regret it..."