Salvo
Liza Minnelli

Cabaret... And All That Jazz - The Liza Minnelli Anthology (2CD)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVODCD221
Barcode: 698458822123
Playing Time: Over 2 Hours

Throughout her impressive recording career, the amazing Ms Minnelli has stayed true to her own style while happily responding to the changes in popular culture taking place around her. Littered with classics and not a few surprises (including several tracks produced by the Pet Shop Boys) this sumptuous two CD collection of studio and concert recordings – taking in the era 1973-92 - presents Liza Minnelli the jazz singer, the disco diva, the pop princess, the movie star, the cabaret queen; all roles that, uniquely, she has made her own.

 

Liza Minnelli: Celebrity, actress, singer, icon, superstar. A headline maker in every sense of the word – whether it’s belting out Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ in Sex Of The City 2 or belting her ex-husbands, the name Liza Minnelli screams ‘Hollywood Legend’.

 

On September 6th, Salvo is proud to release the definitive 2 CD set of Liza’s singing career – ‘Cabaret & All That Jazz’. It’s a wonderful compilation spanning 40 years of material and chronicles Liza’s versatile talents; talents that have acquired her a global fan club from the Pet Shop Boys to Donna Summer, My Chemical Romance and Queen to Rufus Wainwright.

 

Liza has always been a most versatile artist as this collection shows. She has stayed true to her own style and responded to changes in popular culture at the same time.  She’s an innovator and a true original and Liza can do pop & the popular song effortlessly. ‘Cabaret… And All That Jazz’ is a tremendous 2 disc compilation that embraces Liza Minnelli as pop star, chanson, cabaret queen, movie star and disco goddess. The breadth of material present is phenomenal and it’s a collection littered with gems: songs from the classic ‘Liza With A Z’ album; the synth-pop greatness of her work with the Pet Shop Boys on the album ‘Results’ with that wonderful cover of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Losing My Mind’ (UK Chart #6); the Charles Aznavour penned ‘There Is A Time’; a really great take on Bill Wither’s ‘Use Me’ from 1973’s ‘The Singer’ album that some of London’s cooler funk DJs were dropping back in the 90s at seminal clubs like The Wag; the Studio 54 (where Liza would hold court with Andy Warhol) influenced strut of ‘Jimi Jimi’ from 1977’s ‘Tropical Nights’, right through to Liza’s signature tune ‘New York, New York’ from the Martin Scorsese film of the same name that she made her own.

 

‘Cabaret… And All That Jazz’ like its singer, needs no further introduction. Enjoy.


 

Reviews

 

BBC Music -Ian Wade 24/08/2010

It’s an extraordinary collection taking in the top moments from her Pet Shop Boys-produced Results set from 1989 and diversions into disco on the likes of Tropical Nights/ Bali Ha’i. It encompasses groovy covers of Where Is the Love?, Oh Babe What Would You Say?, You Are the Sunshine of My Life and the spectacular Use Me, which had a rare-groove style rebirth a few years back. She turns smoky chanteuse on Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight. The live disc shows her on fire in her natural habitat, giving you the full dimensions of the Minnelli experience.

Despite initial reservations of where half the Cabaret soundtrack is (thankfully we’re spared the Sex and the City 2-stealing turn of Beyoncé’s Single Ladies) and the fact that this anthology is shorn of all the real drama of her turbulent life, it is a spot-on summation of an icon’s work which also manages to unearth the odd gem in the process.

 For Full Review  http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/2f3q

 

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CD
CD1
1.
Cabaret (live)
2.
All That Jazz
3.
Losing My Mind (UK #6, 1989)
4.
Love Pains (UK #41, 1989)
5.
Use Me
6.
I Believe In Music
7.
Tropical Nights / Bali Ha’I
8.
A Beautiful Thing
9.
Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?
10.
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life)
11.
I’m Your New Best Friend
12.
Where Is The Love?
13.
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
14.
The Singer
15.
Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me
16.
Jimi Jimi
17.
Don’t Drop Bombs (UK #46, 1989)
18.
So Sorry, I Said (UK #62, 1989)
19.
Tonight Is Forever
20.
I Can’t Say Goodnight
CD2
1.
1. Overture: Liza With A "Z" / Ring Them Bells / I Can See Clearly Now / Maybe This Time / Cabaret
2.
Exactly Like Me
3.
The Circle
4.
More Than You Know
5.
I’m One Of The Smart Ones
6.
Natural Man
7.
And I In My Chair (Et Mois Dans Mon Coin)
8.
There Is A Time (Le Temps)
9.
Quiet Thing
10.
Son Of A Preacher Man
11.
God Bless The Child
12.
It Was A Good Time
13.
Stepping Out
14.
Some People
15.
If You Could Read My Mind / Come Back To Me
16.
My Mammy
17.
Anywhere You Are / I Believe You
18.
New York, New York