Ok, now, I'm sure you're wondering why I chose this particular live album over her oft-praised Liza With a 'Z'
. It's not an easy choice, but for me, repeated listenings and comparisons of the two make it clear. First and foremost...the songs. The tunes on Live From Radio City
are simply better than the Liza With a 'Z'
. A standout is her MINDBLOWING rendition of Some People
from "Gypsy" (easily her second best performance of the song, the first being the showstopper she delivered at the Kennedy Center Honors). It also features a phenomenal Stepping Out
, done as a reprise, complete with a fantabulous tap dancing routine. I think the album would benefit from a performance of Cabaret
, but there's enough live versions of that floating around.