Minnelli, 64, had showed up at Bruce Roberts" Beverly Hills house wanting to sing. “I just feel like singing," the New York Post quoted her as having said then.
While she relaxed on a couch and sang 20 old standards, with Billy Stritch playing the keyboard, Roberts tape-recorded the session. The tapes were forgotten until last year when Roberts found them in an old box.
“They were brilliant. So I tweaked them up. It"s like having Liza singing in your living room," he said. The duo signed a deal with Decca in November, and now the album, titled Confessions, will be released on September 21.