Label: First Hand Records
Judy Garland, Saul Chaplin, orchestras conducted by Mort Lindsey, Geoff Love, Norrie Paramor & Harry Robinson
It's Lovely to Be Back in London / Lucky Day / I Can't Give You Anything but Love / Stormy Weather / Medley: Judy at The Palace i. Shine on Harvest Moon ii. Some of These Days iii. My Man iv. I Don't Care / You Go to My Head / Rock-a-Bye Your Baby (with a Dixie melody) / Happiness is a Thing Called Joe / It's a Great Day for the Irish / I Happen to Like New York / Medley i. You Made Me Love You ii. For Me and My Gal iii. The Trolley Song / Why Was I Born? / Do it Again / Come Rain or Come Shine / The Man That Got Away / Chicago / You'll Never Walk Alone / San Fransisco / After You've Gone / Swanee / Over the Rainbow
Hello Bluebird / By Myself / It Never Was You (previously unissued alternate take) / I Could Go On Singing / The Land of Promises / It's Yourself / Maggie, Maggie May / There's Only One Union / Lucky Day (take 1) / Stormy Weather (take 4) / Why Was I Born (take 6) / After You've Gone (take 3) / It's a Great Day for the Irish (take 2) / You'll Never Walk Alone (take 1) / It's Yourself intro chat / It's Yourself (take 6) / The Land of Promises (take 4) / Maggie, Maggie May (take 1) / Hello Bluebird (take 9) a / I Could Go On Singing (take 1; Interrupted partial take) b / It Never Was You intro talk to guitarist a / Please Say 'Ah'! b
From 1955 through 1964, Judy Garland was one of the most celebrated, acclaimed, and best-selling album artists on the EMI/Capitol roster. On several occasions during those years, she had the opportunity of recording at Abbey Road Studios. This multiple disc set assembles her work done there between October 1957 and August 1964. Not only are 13 previously unreleased alternate takes included but, and more significantly, a completely unknown/undocumented song Please Say 'Ah'! The Mort Lindsey orchestration of this song is complicated and marvellous, the band on top form; Garland and her vocal partner, Saul Chaplin, are having a wonderful time and this great piece of fun, liberally sprinkled with Garland's infectious laugh, demands to be heard!
This historic issue is the very first composite compact disc celebration of its kind and a guaranteed collector's item for anyone who appreciates the Great Popular Songbook -- and "the world's greatest entertainer."
- Rigid book-style packaging with a finely detailed 36-page booklet
- Includes 14 previously unissued tracks and a previously unknown song Please Say 'Ah'! sung with Saul Chaplin
- Recorded and remastered at Abbey Road Studios
- Transferred and remastered in hi-definition 96kHz/24bit from the original analogue tapes
- Supplementary booklet article written by the World's leading Garland expert John Fricke
- Milton H. Greene CD cover photo, published for the first time