The Last Concert (Rosemary Clooney album)

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The Last Concert
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Live album by Rosemary Clooney
Released November 19, 2002 (2002-11-19)
Recorded November 16, 2001
Label Concord Jazz
Producer Matt Catingub
Rosemary Clooney chronology
Sentimental Journey: The Girl Singer and Her New Big Band
(2001)
The Last Concert
(2002)

The Last Concert is a live album by Rosemary Clooney, released through Concord Jazz in November 2002.

This was Clooney's first live album, and it brought an end to her fifty five year recording career.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by William Ruhlmann awarded the album three stars and remarking on Clooney's final performance said that "Not surprisingly...there isn't anything about it to suggest finality specifically. But, as an appearance by a veteran performer with a long career to draw upon, it necessarily had a retrospective feel and, occurring only two months after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it concluded with a reverent tone, Clooney's first recording of "God Bless America." Following an instrumental overture canvassing some of her better known songs (none of which she went on to actually sing in the show), Clooney opened with "Sentimental Journey," the first of her borrowings from other "girl singers," since it is associated with".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Overture: Medley – 4:35
    1. "Tenderly" (Jack Lawrence & Walter Gross)
    2. "White Christmas" (Irving Berlin)
    3. "Half As Much" (Curley Williams)
    4. "Sisters" (Berlin)
    5. "This Ole House" (Stuart Hamblen)
  2. "Sentimental Journey" (Les Brown, Arthur Green, Ben Homer) – 4:14
  3. Dialogue – 1:22
  4. "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" (Don Dougherty, Al Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) – 3:45
  5. "Just in Time" (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 2:58
  6. Dialogue – 0:48
  7. "Happiness is a Thing Called Joe" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 4:32
  8. "You Go to My Head" (John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 4:55
  9. "Rockin' Chair" (Hoagy Carmichael) – 4:08
  10. Dialogue – 0:55
  11. "Ol' Man River" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) – 2:07
  12. "The Singer" (Joe Cocuzzo, Vincent Falcone) – 2:29
  13. "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:46
  14. "God Bless America" (Berlin) – 4:11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Last Concert". Allmusic. Retrieved December 25, 2010.