Life is a Cabaret: The Top 12 Liza Minnelli Albums

By Ben Rimalower
23 Nov 2013

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"Liza: At Carnegie Hall" 

Liza Minnelli's second live Carnegie Hall album, this one recorded in 1987, is a fabulously deluxe, double album commemorating her record-breaking two-week engagement. If by this point in time, she'd lost a little dexterity and fluidity in the now slightly frayed edges of her voice, the warm, Minnelli belt was still big and exciting and she knew exactly how to use it to maximum effect, roaring out rich renditions of "I Happen To Like New York," "Old Friends," "I Can See Clearly Now/I Can See It" and many other winners, including a lengthy medley of songs Kander and Ebb wrote for her. The cup runneth over.