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• Originally released in 1977, Liza Minnelli’s 8th studio album, “Tropical Nights”, remains the disco-orientated curio of her entire discography. Contemporaneous U.S. press adverts heralding its initial release stated: “ “Tropical Nights” … Liza, with a difference. It’s Liza alright, there’s no doubt about that, but, with a difference! On Tropical Nights, her first studio album in over three years, she does what we expect from Liza; she’s still the greatest interpreter of standards and classics there is, but, she understands how to go other places. She’s made some very new material hers and hers alone.”
• Grandiose Broadway style orchestrations fused with a disco vibe led American showbiz magazine ‘Variety’ to eulogise on the release of “Tropical Nights” that, “Liza Minnelli has a new sparkler. Most of the tunes are bright and uptempo, but she also has a way with a couple of gentle ones that wind the second side. Minnelli, who’s at her peak, has a big one here.”
• This expanded remastered re-issue comes with five bonus tracks. ‘More Than I Like You’ and its flipside ‘Harbour’ are the two tracks from a 1974 non-album single. Then, there are three different language versions of Liza’s final single for Columbia, 1993’s ‘The Day After That’. This song reunited Liza with the showtune legends Kander and Ebb who had previously written the musicals “Cabaret”, “Chicago”, “The Rink” and “The Act” all of which Liza had been associated with. Her final song for Columbia was adapted by Liza from their then most recent work “Kiss Of A Spider Woman”; the track ‘The Day After That’ was appropriated as Liza’s call to arms to fight for a cure for AIDS and it remains one of her most affecting recordings.