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Live (Comp)
Patti LuPone
Live (Comp)
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2

Since establishing herself as one of the leading ladies in Broadway musicals in the 1980s, Patti LuPone has picked up a lot of detractors, and the reasons are on ample display in Patti LuPone Live--the big brassy voice tha...  more »

      
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All Artists: Patti LuPone
Title: Live (Comp)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA Victor
Original Release Date: 5/6/1993
Re-Release Date: 6/8/1993
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 090266179725

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Since establishing herself as one of the leading ladies in Broadway musicals in the 1980s, Patti LuPone has picked up a lot of detractors, and the reasons are on ample display in Patti LuPone Live--the big brassy voice that can overpower just about any song she chooses, the lack of emotional subtlety, the big ego (hilariously spoofed in Forbidden Broadway's "I Get a Kick Out of Me"). Yet this 1993 concert is a fascinating trip through LuPone's career, which does not include that many shows yet seems to hit so many landmarks, from Evita to Anything Goes to Les Misérables. The first disc of the set is a song recital ranging from Porter to Weill (and nicely backed by a stage band and the male vocal quartet the Mermen). The second disc is a recap of LuPone's shows, and LuPone takes the self-congratulatory route, offering commentary on the shows and how she so cleverly picked them (only one of these mini-autobiographies is tracked separately for easy skipping), but it's clear she's entitled. This concert includes most of the hits you'd expect (except she makes only passing reference to the soon-to-be-controversial Sunset Boulevard, which premiered in London later that year) as well as some lesser-known gems. No question the 92 minutes is a lot for one sitting, and as good as the songs are, you might rather hear them from different singers (try Liz Callaway's "Meadowlark" and "Sleepy Man" on The Story Goes On), but this concert (also available in a one-disc version) is an extremely informative and enlightening evening. You might even enjoy the music as well. Perhaps everyone who fell in love with Evita and Reno Sweeney were right after all. --David Horiuchi

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CD Reviews

I Bow in Patti's General Direction.....Magnificent!!!!!!!
Marijan Bosnar | 10/01/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Any fan of Patti LuPone's (or theater fans in general) will be enthralled with this set. She has a way of grabbing her audience by the heart and keeping them there......favorite tracks: Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens, Surabaya Johnny, I Dreamed A Dream, Sleepy Man, Heaven, etc.....the list goes on forever! Run, don't walk, to buy this wonderful set!"
Being Lupone (alive)
erik_lorin | Bloomfield Hills, mi United States | 01/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD proves all of Patti's concerts should be recorded.From Anything goes to Les Mis, and Sondhiem inbetween she is the best."
Unique greatness.
Boz | 07/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Patti LuPone is a legend in the same mold as Merman, Garland, and Streisand. This album confirms this judgement. Fantastic."