Picks and Pans Review: Minnelli on Minnelli

UPDATED 03/27/2000 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 03/27/2000 at 01:00 AM EST

Liza Minnelli (Angel)

Liza Minnelli's father, Vincente, who died in 1986, directed more than 30 Hollywood movies. He is best known for his musicals, many of which starred his wife, Liza's mother, Judy Garland. The two met filming 1944's Meet Me in St. Louis. This tribute to Minnelli's pere, recorded during Liza's one-woman Broadway show last year, includes songs from such Minnelli classics as An American in Paris, Gigi, Kismet and The Band Wagon.

Avoiding the show-stopping sentimentality she is known for, Liza is in strong voice here, her singing controlled and convincing on such tunes as "What Did I Have That I Don't Have?" "If I Had You" and "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore." The show's director, lyricist Fred Ebb, doesn't always rein in his old pal, however, letting her blast away, no histrionics barred, on "I Got Rhythm." But with backing by a vigorous swing orchestra, Minnelli gives a warm tribute to Dad—and Mom.

Bottom Line: Honors thy father

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