Judy at Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniv. Edition

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This 40th anniversary edition of Garland's seminal Judy at Carnegie Hall recording is a completely fresh experience even for those intimately familiar with previous versions. By accessing tapes which have not been used on any other release -- including the pricey DCC gold disc -- many sonic foibles which plagued the original have now been repaired. The overwhelming success of this album, which initially spent 95 weeks on the charts and garnered five Grammy Awards, makes it a prime candidate for a sonic overhaul. By reclaiming tapes that were once considered MIA, the sound is now notably more balanced. In addition, much of the fake applause has been thoughtfully removed, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
This 40th anniversary edition of Garland's seminal Judy at Carnegie Hall recording is a completely fresh experience even for those intimately familiar with previous versions. By accessing tapes which have not been used on any other release -- including the pricey DCC gold disc -- many sonic foibles which plagued the original have now been repaired. The overwhelming success of this album, which initially spent 95 weeks on the charts and garnered five Grammy Awards, makes it a prime candidate for a sonic overhaul. By reclaiming tapes that were once considered MIA, the sound is now notably more balanced. In addition, much of the fake applause has been thoughtfully removed, unveiling previously masked dramatic pacing and audience interplay between songs. But the highlight of the entire package is the return of "Alone Together" from the actual Carnegie Hall performance. The song had been replaced by a studio version on the 1989 CD reissue due to missing master tapes. Since then, those tapes have been put back into commission and provide the jaw-dropping sound on this delightful set. There is a good reason that Garland historian Scott Schechter titled his specially-penned liner notes essay "Two Hours of POW!" With relentless verve, Garland takes on her entire musical catalogue with astonishing aplomb. There is little sign of the decades of self-abuse which had left her frail by the early '60s. But what we are fortunate enough to have is the magic and youth of her voice. Especially poignant are "You Go to My Head," "Just You, Just Me," and her quintessential reading of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Judy at Carnegie Hall is far and away the finest live performance to be issued during her lifetime. The numerous improvements made on this 40th anniversary edition will no doubt serve her legacy well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724352787623
  • Catalog Number: 27876
  • Sales rank: 29,719

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Judy Garland Primary Artist, Vocals
Mort Lindsey Conductor
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Judy Garland Liner Notes
Robert Arnold Engineer
Paul Atkinson Reissue Producer
Irving Caesar Composer
Mort Lindsey Director, Orchestra Captain, Orchestra Director
Andy Wiswell Producer
Steve Hoffman Mastering
Scott Schechter Liner Notes
Jim Silke Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FLAWLESS!

    I had the pleasure of being there 40 years ago, and this recording enables me to relive the experience....It's Judy at her best. The concert was a perfect piece of show-business history, and this album captures Garland's genius. Treat yourself!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Judy at carnagie hall

    I have this cd the music the singing Judy Garland is at her best i think its one of her best performances on cd

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite Judy!

    This is really the best performance of Judy's career. The audience responds warmly, Garland's voice is at a strong point, and the flawless violins & horns are great arrangements. The featured improvement that is my favvorite, I'd say, is the return of ''Alone Toegether.'' On the previous edition it was replaced by a studio version from missing tapes. ''You go to my Head'' is hysterical where she forgets the words and keeps on improvising until she remembers. A great album for everyone of all ages, Judy fans or not!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JUDY GARLAND: MAGNIFICENT!

    Judy's fantastic mesmerization, like no other, shines brilliantly in this great concert. Swing/belt/croon or whisper-soft, she is the best there ever was. She redefined inimitable. This 40th is better than the original, which I've loved for 40 years, and being a hit (again) in 2001 is such a touching tribute to her immense talent. Judy Garland truly was one-of-a-kind. Bravo!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant!

    Judy sings incredibly, with passion, verve, tenderness, and complete openness. All emotions seem to be bared in her expert, virtuosic, energetic performance. I am absolutely jealous of anyone who was able to attend the concert. The orchestral accompaniment on some of the songs is absolutely inspired (hear ''That's Entertainment'' and ''You Go to My Head'' as phenomenal examples of ensemble playing). Finally, Judy's storytelling in between songs is worth the price of the CD; her stories about the English newspaper columnist, the Parisian hairdresser, and an experience with a safety pin are told with drollness, self-deprecation, and perspicacious observation.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HER MASTERPIECE IN ITS ENTIRETY

    Excellent quality recording of the COMPLETE concert...every golden second of it...This rendition of Over the Rainbow gives me goosebumps and Do It Again and San Francisco reveal Judy's rare pure range and talent! Over The Rainbow was voted THE #1 song of the 20th century. Judy Garland IS THE #1 singer of the century!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    3000+

    3000+ people loved her at carnegie hall that night. This was her comeback concert; it may have been the best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ABSOLUTELY HISTORICAL

    If you ask me THIS is the Golden Age of Judy Garland, not the insipid MGM years which are highly overated. Garland's voice was at her strongest. She was 39 years old and her voice shows no sign of the devistation as it does on the London Palladium album 6 years later. She banters with the audience and her, "I'll sing 'em all we'll stay all night!!" has become a catch phrase among Garland afficiandos. This ia a MUST for any JUDY collector!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A MUST hear

    This is one of the best CD's I own! I absolutly LOVE it!!! You can just imagine Judy up on stage at Carnegie Hall, it is almost like you are there, right in the front row! The only thing is, you can hear it over and over again, and you will NEVER get sick of it! It is a MOST hear!

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