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Live at the Greek Theatre
Genres: Pop, Broadway & Vocalists, Latin Music
Songstress Vikki Carr's big break came in 1967 with the release of 'It Must Be Him,' which hit number three on the national charts. This two CD 1973 live recording represents Vikki Carr at her best with memorable version... more »
Songstress Vikki Carr's big break came in 1967 with the release of 'It Must Be Him,' which hit number three on the national charts. This two CD 1973 live recording represents Vikki Carr at her best with memorable versions of her hits 'It Must Be Him' with Pen in hand and a show-stopping medley of Judy Garland's Best loved songs including 'Over The Rainbow' and 'The Man That Got Away.' Collectables. 2002.
WHATTA FABULOUS PERSON YOU ARE, VIKKI!
R. Jessen | great music fan from Grand Island, NE | 02/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh what a beautiful day it was when I received this long awaited release! It beautifully captures Vikki Carr at her absolute greatest: in front of a live audience in 1973. Carr's versatility is very much in evidence, singing four highlights from her Grammy winning "En Espanol" album in Spanish as well as her time honored hits "It Must Be Him," "Can't take My Eyes Off You," and "With Pen in Hand." A high point of the concert is the Judy Garland medley where suddenly Carr disappears and it's Judy Garland singing! It's a performance that Ms. Garland would surely be nodding in approval and admiration. The sound is excellent and very well miked. The band is made up of excellent West Coast musicians (of the old "Tonight Show" vintage--hence the "hi-Yos!") led by the great Bob Florence. And to think Vikki Carr is STILL marvelous! Thank you Vikki for being a ray of sunshine for all of us!!"
VIKKI CARR CONCERT CLASSIC~BRAVO!!!
Bradly Briggs | TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA | 09/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Vikki Carr possesses one of the finest voices in Popular Music history but sadly has not been given her just due by the music industry in her own country. Vikki Carr became the Legendary Superstar that her talent warrants with the release of her superb Spanish language albums which are all sung with breathtaking vocal beauty and deeply felt passionate emotion. From the early sixties through the seventies Vikki recorded many classic LP's in English but it was her Spanish albums that gave her the acclaim she richly deserves. "It Must Be Him" was the lone token English mega-hit exception and the soulful live version from the Greek Theatre concert is a winner. Even though radio was not playing Vikki Carr records because she wasn't a singer/songwriter, (that tired 70's formula was a requirement for some goofy reason in this bleak musical era until Disco came along and then the music world plunged artistly to deeper depths and we won't mention the current sad state of the music world) Vikki Carr concerts continue to be sold-out events that draw numerous standing ovations for her wonderful performing and great singing. This beautifully remastered 2CD set of "Live At The Greek Theatre" is a treasure chest of wonderful performances and it is great to experience this brilliant velvety soulful voice over and over again in a diverse program of great songs sung to absolute perfection! "Love Song" weaves through this gorgeous set of songs about love sung with vocal beauty and deeply passionate emotion that is unsurpassed. A soulfully sung "Spanish Medley" show this fiery DIVA at her best and the superb "Judy Garland Medley" is brilliant and would make Judy Garland smile down with approval and anyone who appreciates the best in great singers will not want to miss this extraordinary concert! This is a brilliant example of the Art Of Singing at its finest and Vikki Carr is still performing in peak form in concert and not to be missed as she is one of the all time greatest...thank you VIKKI CARR!!!"
Excellent Live Recording
Fosdick Fong | Calgary, Alberta Canada | 07/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Vikki Carr's interpretation of "With Pen In Hand" is different in every recording. While the one in this album is perfectly nice and sentimental, if you like this song, you should also get the CD titled "It Must Be Him/For Once in My Life" featuring another version of the song she performed live in New York."