Confessions (Liza Minnelli album)

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Confessions
Confessions Liza Minnelli album cover.jpg
Studio album by Liza Minnelli
Released September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
Genre Jazz
Length 45:20
Label Decca
Producer Bruce Roberts
Liza Minnelli chronology
Gently
(1996)
Confessions
(2010)

Confessions is a studio album by American singer and actress Liza Minnelli, released through Decca Records on September 21, 2010 in the United States.[1]

Background[edit]

The album, recorded while Minnelli was recovering from knee surgery, marked her first studio release in nearly fifteen years.[2][3] Originally, the story was these recordings were old tapes that a neighbor in Beverly Hills had discovered, having been recorded some 10 or more years earlier but this story changed after the album's release. The original press release reads: " Liza Minnelli (pictured) showed up at her neighbor Bruce Roberts' Beverly Hills door late one night nearly a decade ago saying, "I just feel like singing." Minnelli relaxed on a couch, while Billy Stritch played keyboard, and Liza sang 20 old standards as Roberts tape-recorded the session. Last year, Roberts found the tapes in an old box and realized he had found gold. "They were brilliant. So I tweaked them up," Roberts told us. "It's like having Liza singing in your living room." The duo signed a deal with Decca in November.[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Confession" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 1:45
  2. "You Fascinate Me So" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 3:10
  3. "All the Way" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 4:09
  4. "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" (Ray Noble) – 2:47
  5. "This Heart of Mine" (Arthur Freed, Harry Warren) – 2:47
  6. "I Got Lost in His Arms" (Irving Berlin) – 3:43
  7. "Remind Me" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 3:05
  8. "Close Your Eyes" (Bernice Petkere) – 2:53
  9. "He's a Tramp" (Johnny Burke, Peggy Lee) – 2:33
  10. "I Must Have That Man" (Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:31
  11. "On Such a Night as This" (Marshall Barer, Hugh Martin) – 3:54
  12. "Moments Like This" (Burton Lane, Frank Loesser) – 2:46
  13. "If I Had You" (James Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) – 4:48
  14. "At Last" (Mack Gordon, Warren) – 3:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Confessions". Allmusic. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ Gardner, Elysa (September 21, 2010). "Liza Minnelli shows her softer side on 'Confessions'". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Can 'Confessions' make Liza Minnelli a grand slam awards champ?". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. September 30, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Liza Minnelli's rare tapes". New York Post. September 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ Christian John Wikane (28 October 2010). "Liza Minnelli - Confessions review)". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 

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