Come Saturday Morning (Liza Minnelli album)

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Come Saturday Morning
Studio album by Liza Minnelli
Released 1 February 1969
Recorded August 1968, Los Angeles and November 1968, New York City
Genre Pop, Vocal, Traditional pop music
Length 32:06
Label A&M
SP-4164
Producer Larry Marks
Liza Minnelli chronology
Liza Minnelli
(1968)
Come Saturday Morning
(1969)
New Feelin'
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Come Saturday Morning is the title of Liza Minnelli's second studio album for A&M Records. Released on February 1, 1969 in the United States, it contains the title track, which is taken from the movie The Sterile Cuckoo. In 1970 it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. Minnelli herself won a nomination for her acting performance, the first of her two for Best Actress. The rest of the compositions are the same mix of mainly then-current pop/rock and singer/songwriters songs with a couple of Broadway/Vaudevillian songs that made up the previous album.

Album information[edit]

As she did with Liza Minnelli, when she recorded her second of three albums for A&M Records, Minnelli mostly chose to pick her songs by late 60s and early 70s pop/rock and singer/songwriters. She recorded this album in Los Angeles during approximately three different sessions on August 8, 29 and 30th 1968, with a subsequent retake session in Manhattan. Much like her other Capitol and A&M albums, "Come Saturday Morning" failed to sell or chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Come Saturday Morning" (Fred Karlin, Dory Previn)
  2. "Raggedy Ann & Raggedy Andy" (Larry Marks, Marilyn & Alan Bergman)
  3. "Leavin' On A Jet Plane" (John Denver)
  4. "Wailing Of The Willow" (Harry Nilsson)
  5. "Nevertheless" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
  6. "Wherefore And Why" (Gordon Lightfoot)
  7. "Love Story" (Randy Newman)
  8. "On A Slow Boat To China" (Frank Loesser)
  9. "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" (Aretha Franklin, Ted White)
  10. "Simon" (Peter Allen)
  11. "MacArthur Park / Didn't We?" (Jimmy Webb)

Re-release[edit]

The album was released on Compact Disc in its entirety for the first time as part of "Liza Minnelli: The Complete A&M Recordings", a 2-CD set released by Collector's Choice Music in 2008. This included outtakes and previously unreleased recordings from the A&M recording sessions.

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Larry Marks
  • Arranged by Dick Hazard, Michael Colombier, Bob Thompson, Peter Matz,
  • Original Album Engineers: Ray Gerhardt
  • Piano on "MacArthur Park": Peter Allen
  • Album Design: Corporate Head
  • Art Director: Tom Wilkes
  • Photography: Guy Webster
  • Special Thanks to Donald Hahn, A&R Studios

References[edit]

  • "Liza Minnelli: When It Comes Down To It.......1968-1977" liner notes by Glenn A. Baker, 2003
  • "Liza Minnelli: The Complete A&M Recordings" liner notes by Scott Schechter, 2008
  • "Liza Minnelli: The Complete Capitol Collection" liner notes by Scott Schechter, 2006