Liza Minnelli recorded three LPs and a handful of singles for Capitol Records in the U.S. between 1963 and 1966, when she was between the ages of 17 and 20. British parent label EMI Records' 22-track compilation Essential Liza Minnelli ignores the singles and compresses the albums into 66 minutes, starting with the complete contents of 12 songs from the first one, Liza! Liza! (1964), albeit in a different sequence, followed by five tracks from the second, It Amazes Me (1965), and five from the third, There Is a Time (1966).
Liza Lim’s debut on KAIROS includes her monumental new work Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus, which reflects her ongoing artistic reflection of the connection between humans and nature. “When one walks through country with a custodian of the land, one begins to see that every stone, every plant, every inch of earth is named and contains within it whole histories and liturgies of people and ancestors.” (Lim) Liza Lim (born 30 August 1966) is an Australian composer. Lim writes concert music (chamber and orchestral works) as well as music theatre and has collaborated with artists on a number of installation and video projects. Her work reflects her interests in Asian ritual culture, the aesthetics of Aboriginal art and shows the influence of non-Western music performance practice.
This compilation, assembled by the German branch of Sony Music Entertainment's Columbia Records label, draws on recordings Liza Minnelli made for Columbia that were released on four LPs between 1972 and 1977 - the studio albums Liza Minnelli, The Singer (1973) and Tropical Nights (1977), and the concert albums Liza with a "Z" (1972) and Live at the Winter Garden (1974).
The combination of Broadway theatricality and pop sensibility has, perhaps, never been combined so flawlessly than in the 1989 collaboration of Liza Minnelli and the Pet Shop Boys on this her 9th studio album, Results, re-issued herewith as a fully expanded 3-disc collectable box set edition!
"Results" is the 1989 Liza Minnelli studio album produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn. The album was a success in the United Kingdom, where it reached #6 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified Gold by BPI (promoted by the lead single, "Losing My Mind," which reached #6 on the UK Singles Chart). Results also reached #13 in Spain and was certified Gold there. The album was less successful in the United States, peaking only at #128 on the Billboard 200.
Liza Minnelli's career as a recording artist essentially lapsed after the commercial failure of her 1977 album Tropical Nights, but recording was never one of her real priorities, taking a back seat to her work as a live performer and film star. After early records on which she was positioned as a middle-of-the-road pop singer in the '60s, she made some attempts to perform contemporary, rock-informed material, but her heart wasn't in that, and eventually she contented herself with occasionally updating her stage act on record, notably with 1987's Liza Minnelli at Carnegie Hall. Thus, Results, her first studio album in 12 years, seemed to come out of the blue. And for Minnelli's old-time fans, it was very different from what they might have expected. Simply put, the album was a Pet Shop Boys electronic dance disc with Minnelli serving as vocalist. Pet Shop Boys, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, were all over the record, writing seven of the songs (including a cover of their hit "Rent"), producing, and contributing synthesizer programming, with Tennant even chiming in on vocals here and there.