Life is a Cabaret: The Top 12 Liza Minnelli Albums

By Ben Rimalower
23 Nov 2013

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"New York, New York" Soundtrack

The soundtrack to "New York, New York" only contains seven Minnelli tracks (plus the extended "Happy Endings" sequence co-starring with Larry Kert) — but what tracks they are. Minnelli, at the peak of her powers, takes flight in these Ralph Burns arrangements that fit her like a glove. It's hard to pick a favorite among such timeless tracks as Minnelli's definitive recordings of standards such as "The Man I Love" and "Just You, Just Me" or original Kander and Ebb juggernauts "But The World Goes Round" and "Theme From New York, New York." Bonus: The rest of the album is delightful stack of mostly instrumental old tunes, played to perfection.

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