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The Essential Judy Garland
Title:
THE ESSENTIAL JUDY GARLAND
Category:
Vocal
Label:
Capitol/EMI
Catalog Number:
09463-59451-2-6
Release Date:
June 27, 2006
Type:
CD
Discs:
1
Length:
01:12:22
Availability:
Available
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The Essential Judy Garland



ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This compilation is notable for several reasons:

1) It presents "It Never Was You" which is an previously unreleased studio prerecording for the soundtrack of
    I Could Go On Singing. The version heard in the film was recorded live, on-set during filming.
2) "Why Was I Born" is a previously unreleased alternate take from Judy's famous "London Sessions".
3) All of the tracks have been newly remastered, including the selections from I Could Go On Singing,
    and they all sound great.

What the liner notes do not mention, but the sharp ear of a Garland collector might notice, is that "Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe" is an alternate take, and the first two lines of "By Myself" are different than the previously released versions. This makes one think that perhaps there are more unreleased "goodies" in the Capitol vaults? Maybe when Capitol finally gets around to releasing a "complete" boxed set of all of Judy's work for the label, they'll do like MCA did with "The Complete Decca Years" and include a disc of alternate and previously unreleased material. Here's wishing...

This CD is a definite "must have" for any Garland collection.


All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.



TRACK LISTING

Song Title
Recording Date
Album
Time
Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries 03-31-1956

Judy

1:57
I Happen To Like New York 08-03-1960 The Garland Touch 2:56
Comes Once In A Lifetime 10-13-1961 Special Single Release 2:30
If I Love Again 06-08-1960 Judy! That's Entertainment 2:40
The Far Away Part Of Town 1960 Pepe 4:49
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 05-19-1958 Judy In Love 3:41
You Go To My Head 08-05-1960 The London Sessions 3:26
The May That Got Away 04-23-1961 Judy At Carnegie Hall 4:47
I Get The Blues When It Rains 02-06-1957 Alone 3:11
Come Rain Or Come Shine 03-31-1956 Judy 3:43
Any Place I Hang My hat Is Home 03-27-1956 Judy 4:08
It Never Was You (outtake) 05-09-1962 Previously Unreleased 4:28
Lucky Day 08-02-1960 The Garland Touch 2:34
Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe 08-05-1960 The Garland Touch 4:40
Hello Bluebird 11-01-1962 I Could Go On Singing 4:07
By Myself 11-01-1962 I Could Go On Singing 4:31
April Showers 03-19-1956 Judy 3:16
Why Was I Born 03-03-1960 Previously Unreleased 3:31
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (With A Dixie Melody) 08-05-1960 The London Sessions 3:09
Over The Rainbow 04-23-1961 Judy At Carnegie Hall 4:18



DISC CREDITS:

Compilation Producers: Cy Geoffrey, Rob Christie

Mastering: Bob Norberg, Dave McEowen & The Capitol Mastering Studios, Hollywood, CA

Liner Notes: Lorna Luft, Will Friedwald

Art Direction: Susan Lavoie

Design: Gabrielle Raumberger and Kimyo Nisho

Photography: Capitol Photo Archives, MPTV/net

Special Thanks to: Scott Schechter

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