Entitled "Liza Minnelli: The Complete A&M Recordings," the collection is due in stores Nov. 25. Restored and remastered directly from the original master tapes, the set comprises four albums, one single and several rare outtakes that were recorded between 1968 and 1972.
"The Complete A&M Recordings" include the studio albums "Liza Minnelli" (1968), "Come Saturday Morning " (1969) and "New Feelin'" (1970) as well as Minnelli's first in-person solo recording, "Live at the Olympia in Paris" (1972). Among the titles are songs by Randy Newman ("Debutante's Ball"), John Denver ("Leavin' on a Jet Plane") and Peter Allen ("Simon") as well as tunes from the Great American Songbook, Hollywood and Broadway, including selections by Kander and Ebb ("Liza With a 'Z,'" and "Cabaret").
The recording also features an essay penned by the CD's producer: Minnelli's official webmaster, author and historian Scott Schechter.
Liza Minnelli, an Oscar winner for her performance in Cabaret, was last on Broadway in a tribute to her late father entitled Minnelli on Minnelli; she also returned to New York City's Beacon Theatre with her acclaimed concert Liza's Back! In addition to her Tonys for Flora, the Red Menace and The Act, Minnelli was awarded a special Tony in 1974 for "adding lustre to the Broadway season." Her film credits include "The Sterile Cuckoo," "Arthur," "New York, New York" and "Stepping Out." The singer is also a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress. Her album "Liza's Back!" is available on the J Records label, and "The Best of Liza Minnelli" was released on the Columbia/Legacy label. Showtime aired "Liza with a 'Z'," and Minnelli also received the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 10th Annual Tony Awards Bash in Los Angeles.
Minnelli will return to Broadway in Liza's at the Palace . . .!, a two-week concert engagement that will begin performances Dec. 3. For more information visit www.CCmusic.com.