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Very Best of Import, Original recording remastered

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Includes three complete original Capitol albums plus hit singles, live recordings, and unreleased material - all mastered from the original tapes at Capitol Studios in LA. Booklet contains extensive sleeve notes, rare and unseen photos from Miss Garland's personal library. Produced in association with Judy Garland's family. 3 hours of stunning vocal performance Featuring; Carolina In The Morning, That's Entertainment!, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands & many more..

1. This Is The Time Of The Evening/While We're Young
2. Judy's Olio Medley: You Made Me Love You/For Me And My Gal/The Boy Next Door
3. Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
4. Carolina In The Morning
5. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
6. Danny Boy
7. Over The Rainbow
8. Come Rain Or Come Shine
9. Just Imagine
10. I Feel A Song Comin' On
11. Last Night When We Were Young
12. Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
13. April Showers
14. Maybe I'll Come Back
15. Dirty Hands, Dirty Face
16. Lucky Day
17. Memories Of You
18. Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home
19. By Myself
20. Little Girl Blue
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 26, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • ASIN: B000JBXI2M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,609 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By W. Budris on April 2, 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My new Judy set arrived today along with DRG's release of Judy's "The Letter" (will review separately). I didn't know what to expect, since I've purchased the previous issues of Collectable's complete Judy 2on1 albums. I thought the sound on those issues were pretty good. In this case, with an all new 2007 Remastering from the original session tapes, there is significant difference. The sound is vibrant and crystal clear as you would probably hear it being recorded in the sound booth at Capitol in the original high-fidelity mono. The packaging is gorgeous. The blue color is becoming to accent the black & white photos of Judy, some I've seen for the first time. Unique to this release is the complete JUDY IN LOVE album from 1958 is issued in Mono for the first time. The mixing for the mono release vs. what has been mixed and released in stereo is different and packs more of a punch. It is nice to have this version of JUDY IN LOVE, plus two comparing tracks added on Disc 3 of ZING...and I AM LOVED in 2007 remastered stereo. One track from THE LETTER and one from GARLAND AT THE GROVE makes this package. Still waiting on a complete CD release of THE GROVE concert recording. The London Sessions are also represented with two alternate takes that are previously unreleased. STORMY WEATHER and OVER THE RAINBOW are alternate TAKE 1's from these sessions in their complete form. Jacket notes state a combination of takes were used in the previous released versions.

Capitol/EMI here in the US should have considered a set like this when issuing CLASSIC JUDY GARLAND a couple of years ago. Though that is an excellent set, as is this new gem, both are not complete, so you need to keep both. The new set is a must for the extras and the extrodinary beautiful remastering. It keeps Judy alive and makes her best recordings shine so brilliantly.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By C on June 12, 2007
Format: Audio CD
As a member of the production team, I noticed and inquired about the comments that CD #1 had a manufacturing defect. EMI London looked into this with the plant, to learn that it did accidentally occurr on a few pressings, and it has been corrected. Our sincere apologies. It should not happen again. My information is that anyone who has a defective CD should be able to return it to the seller, and they will be supplied a new one. This is most unusual, and again our apologies. We were very pleased to see the comments on the booklet and excellent audio quality, as a great deal of time was spent on them. These recordings are glorious, and we wanted them presented in the best way possible.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 23, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The Very Best of Judy Garland: The Capitol Recordings 1955-1965 gives us a remarkable 72 tracks on three CDs all proving beyond a doubt that Judy Garland remains the world's greatest entertainer. The sound quality is very good (at least on the copy I purchased) and the artwork reflects good taste, too. The liner notes are very informative.

The first CD starts with a stunning medley from Judy's LP entitled Miss Show Business. "This Is The Time Of The Evening/While We're Young" introduces Judy with a chorus that sings sweetly; and when Judy comes in her voice never sounded better! This is followed by an even better medley of "You Made Me Love You/For Me And My Gal/The Boy Next Door/The Trolley Song." Judy performs this second medley with great panache; she enhances the beauty of each tune with her singularly beautiful voice. The strings add to the arrangement very nicely, too. "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody" has great brass and strings to accompany Judy's sublime vocals; Judy sings this with all her heart and soul. This number lacks nothing--it's THAT good.

"Over The Rainbow," is, quite naturally, given the royal treatment by Judy Garland as this was her principle signature song. It's perfect! "I Feel A Song Coming On" gets a snazzy arrangement and Judy doesn't sing a single superfluous note! Listen also for "Maybe I'll Come Back;" this old vaudeville song was reportedly one of Judy's father's favorites--but in any event Judy delivers this brilliantly! "Lucky Day" sparkles like gold when Judy sings this with heart and soul. "Me And My Shadow" begins with a musical flourish from the strings; and when Judy comes in this number truly takes flight!

The second CD is equally beautiful.
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Format: Audio CD
Judy Garland's closing night performance at The Cocoanut Grove is finally out on CD! This CD gives us all the songs from that evening; and this is an improvement over the record album release of this concert because this CD has the three extra songs Judy sang that night that never made it to the record album release. Judy gives a fine performance; and her voice strengthens even more during the concert. Freddy Martin's musical interpretations work well, too; but I still prefer the way Mort Lindsey did it when he worked with Judy in the years to come after this concert. The quality of the sound is very good; and the cover artwork recreates the front cover of the record album jacket.

After Freddy Martin and His Orchestra go through the beautiful "Garland Overture" consisting of "The Trolley Song;" "Over The Rainbow" and "The Man That Got Away;" Judy takes to the stage much to the delight of her fans there that evening. Judy starts off with "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You);" she handles this with panache and great sensitivity. The musical arrangement makes good use of the strings and the brass.

"Day In-Day Out" features Judy's vocals front and center; she delivers this with a somewhat Latin musical arrangement to enhance the natural beauty of this number. Listen also for "Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart;" Judy sings this with the faster tempo she often used in her "concert years" after she left MGM. Judy's voice begins to strengthen roughly about this time during the concert; the earlier songs seem to have her sounding very slightly hoarse--or perhaps I should say that her voice was somewhat "thinner" at the beginning of this concert.
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I agree with you about Garland's absolutly beautiful rendition of that lovely song. However, that was a "live" performance from her TV show. This new compliation is strickly her Capitol recordings. Are you looking forward to it, and also the upcomming CD release of her beautiful... Read More
Feb 19, 2007 by L. Steidl |  See all 2 posts
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