'Liza's Back' With Live Album
A week of sold-out Liza Minnelli shows earlier this summer at New York's Beacon Theater have spawned the live album "Liza's Back!," due Oct. 29 from J Records. The album was produced by Phil Ramone anA week of sold-out Liza Minnelli shows earlier this summer at New York's Beacon Theater have spawned the live album "Liza's Back!," due Oct. 29 from J Records. The album was produced by Phil Ramone and finds Minnelli re-teaming with J president Clive Davis, who signed her to Columbia in the early '70s.
The comeback concerts followed Minnelli's engagement at London's Royal Albert Hall and her nationally televised rendition of "New York, New York" at Yankee Stadium shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Conceived and produced by Minnelli's husband, David Gest, the flurry of performances ended a two-year hiatus from performing after the artist was diagnosed with the life-threatening illness brain encephalitis.
"I'm glad to be singing on a stage -- that is my greatest love," Minnelli said in a statement. "The album is very special, as the show was conceived by my husband, David Gest, and features new material by my two favorite writers, John Kander and Fred Ebb."
The album's tentative track list features 18 songs, including "Cabaret," "Don't Smoke in Bed," "Something Wonderful," and "New York, New York." The set reunites Minnelli and Ramone, who previously worked together on her 1972 Columbia album "Liza With a 'Z'!" That year's Bob Fosse-directed television special of the same name won the artist and director an Emmy Award.
Here is the "Liza's Back!" tentative track list:
"Don't Cry Out Loud"
"Don't Smoke in Bed"
"What Did I Have"
"Maybe This Time"
"World Goes 'Round"
"New York, New York"
"I'll Be Seeing You"