Thursday, June 24, 2010
Include Liza With A "Z" to The Library of Congress in their National Recording Registry
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I hope you will consider the recording LIZA MINNELLI: LIZA WITH A "Z" to be included in the National Recording Registry.
Recording company: Sony BMG Music Entertainment / Columbia Legacy 82876 78812 2
Produced for television, LIZA WITH A "Z" was recorded on May 31, 1972 at the Lyceum Theater in New York, NY. Additional studio recording was done both before and after the show was filmed. The orchestra was conducted by Jack French. Engineering: Phil Ramone and Arthur Kendy. Album was produced by Andrew Kazdin.
This recording is a cornerstone of Minnelli's career and represents the complete program from the hour-long NBC-TV special. The recording runs 48:35.
The song selection is perfect and contains a mix of current pop and older standards. Minnelli is in perfect voice, and LIZA WITH A "Z" is quintessential Liza, meaning the essence of entertainment. It is Minnelli's biggest-selling solo album to date and stayed on the Top 40 charts for a total of twenty-three weeks, peaking at #19 and has never been out of print.