LEGENDARY MIX OF MINNELLI CLASSICS~BRAVO LIZA!!!, October 13, 2004 By Bradly Briggs (TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA) - Liner notes by the late and great Fred Ebb say it all when he states"when you see Liza live, you know as you leave that you've justexperienced something incredible that can never be repeated. A moment intime. Herein lies the joy of recordings..." From the top opening withthe Kander/Ebb classic "Cabaret" which won Liza the Oscar for BestActress then flowing into a stunning "Some People" from Gypsy, it isclear that Liza Minnelli is at the peak of her incredible powers in thiscollection and there is nothing finer. A triumphant live performance of"There Is A Time" is stunning and a trilogy of definitive performancesfrom the musical "Chicago" make it clear that it was a sad loss thatLiza didn't star in the movie as it would have been a blazingmasterpiece for sure!!!! Lost treasures abound and "Quite Thing" fromthe Tony Winning "Liza Live At The Winter Garden" is a haunting balladfrom a great concert that should be released on Compact Disc as it isone of Liza's greatest ever recordings. Studio recordings like the PetShop Boys produced "Losing My Mind" which topped the British charts showhow American Radio has foolishly overlooked this great singer andanother lost opportunity for a mega-hit is the magnificent "The Singer"which would have been a huge hit if given any airplay at all!!! "TheSinger" was produced and arranged by the same team who did Cher's 70'shit singles and has the same infectious "Hit" sound yet it is totallyoriginal and completely engrossing. Epic performances of "New York, NewYork" and "Stepping Out" close out this collection of legendaryperformances and Liza continues to this day to thrill audiences wherevershe appears!!! In San Diego by the Sea in August 2004, Liza gave amagnificent performance and received numerous standing ovations from asold out audience who were all mesmerized by this legendary talent whoremains peerless...Thank You LiZa!!!!!