The following are reviews of Liza's fifth album, Come Saturday Morning, written for fans, by fans. If you would like to contribute a review of the album yourself, feel free to submit it to me at Beatle_Babe32@hotmail.com and I will be sure to add it to the page ASAP! You will receive full credit to your name with your review.
Much like its predecessor (the self-titled A&M album), Come Saturday Morning is another collection of soft cover versions of popular songs at that time. Liza was trying to appeal to what she felt her peers would like to hear - unfortunately, most people at the time (of her age bracket, anyhow) were more interested in hearing a rock sound, which is most definitely *not* found here.
What is found here then, you ask? A very unique blend of GOOD songs by fantastic songwriters. Everyone from John Denver to Harry Nilsson, Gordon Lightfoot to Randy Newman, Aretha Franklin, and even Liza's talented husband, Peter Allen. In addition to the well-known songs such as "Leavin' on a Jet Plane" and "Come Saturday Morning" (which just so happened to be the theme song to Liza's film The Sterile Cuckoo, of which she played the lead role), some other noteworthy tracks presented here are "Simon" (a haunting little melody about unrequited love), "Wailing of the Willow" (a typical thought-provoking Harry Nilsson track), and "Nevertheless" and "MacArthur Park/Didn't We?"; both sweet, syrupy love songs that just work delightfully well with Liza's vocal style.
I wouldn't say that this is Liza's greatest, but it's a fun little album anyway that you should definitely give a listen to.
-- Jennifer Abraham