The following are reviews of Liza's second album, It Amazes Me, 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.
Despite this album failing to chart, I'm personally a big fan of it, and I think just about anyone who loves Liza or who appreciates the early 60's beat sound will probably feel the same.
In contrast to Liza's first album, which was mostly slow, soft songs, the majority of It Amazes Me is a far more upbeat and perky-sounding album. Sure, there's still a handful of the softer songs ("My Shining Hour", "It Amazes Me", "Plenty of Time", "Shouldn't There Be Lightning?"), the vast majority of the tracks presented here feature prominently galloping bongo beats, flaring blaring horns, an expertly placed electric guitar that is neither too loud nor too subtle, and belting vocals throughout.
A personal favorite of mine is the very first track, "Wait Til You See Him". I could listen to that song on repeat for days and never, ever tire of it. "I Like The Likes Of You" is an extremely cute track - it's scripted in such a way so as to make it appear that Liza was continually stumbling over her words in nervous uncertainty, even though it was intentional. The result is a song that echoes the sweet innocence of teenaged puppy love. Similarly, "Looking At You" seems to be filled with all that teenage angst that almost all of us fell prey to at some point in those tender years.
Although this album was meant to appeal to a teen audience, I think it appeals to both young and old alike. A must-have for your collection!
-- Jennifer Abraham