Liza Minnelli's remarkable album of her record-breaking 1979 Carnegie Hall stand receives its first-ever release to wide retail in two distinctive editions from Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music, both of which are adorned with Andy Warhol's suitable-for-framing portrait of the artist. Live in New York 1979: The Ultimate Edition will be available on 3 CDs, all of which overflow with showbiz sizzle: Disc One with Mike Milchner's remastered version of the original vinyl release (never before available on CD), and Discs Two and Three with the never-before-released complete show. Liza kept pristine multitrack tapes of all three nights recorded at Carnegie Hall (September 4, 5, and 6, 1979). The multitrack tapes have been painstakingly restored and beautifully mixed by acclaimed engineer Ted Carfrae (Doris Day, Cilla Black) for this premiere presentation, in order of performance, of Liza's Carnegie Hall show from curtain up to curtain down including six songs not on the original release. The Ultimate Edition is housed within an eight-panel digipak boasting a lavish 36-page booklet designed by John Sellards with:
- Introductions by Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein;
- Essays by Joe Marchese, Charles L. Granata, and Ted Carfrae;
- Never-before-published, full-color photos from Liza's Carnegie Hall stand;
- Special memories from Obba Babatundé, Liza's longtime trumpeter Ross Konikoff, and photographer/historian Don Berry; and
- Exclusive tributes from Liza's friends and collaborators including Joel Grey, Chita Rivera, John Kander, Ben Vereen, Alan Cumming, Donny Osmond, Billy Stritch, Nancy Sinatra, Melissa Manchester, and more.
A 2-LP vinyl edition, pressed on red vinyl, presents the remastered original album plus an insert with Marchese and Granata's liner notes and photos.