JSP to release “The Complete Judy Garland at Decca Records 1936-1947” in 2011

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Decca Records Promotional Photo
Original Decca Records Promotional Photo

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LONDON, January 12, 2011 — JSP Records will release in late 2011 a box set of CDs to be called The Complete Judy Garland at Decca Records 1936-1947 that will include all her known master takes, alternates and outtakes. John Stedman will produce the entirely remastered set, and Lawrence Schulman will compile it and write the sleeve notes.


You might recall that JSP Records was responsible for the hugely successful “
Lost Tracks” 4 CD set.  According to Worlds Records (the main U.S. distributor of the set), it was their #1 catalog item for 2010.  Plus JSP is set to go into a second pressing of the set due to its popularity and of course, huge sales.

JSP RecordsThis new Decca set will be the first time that all of Judy’s Decca recordings, including all of the alternates, will be released.  The 1994 “The Complete Decca Masters – Plus” was wonderful but did not include all of the alternates.  Technology has advanced so much in the past 17 years that a newly restored, comprehensive set of all of Judy’s Decca recordings is long overdue.

Now, if we could only get Capitol Records to do the same!

Details to follow as they come in… 🙂

For details on Judy’s Decca recordings, go to:
www.thejudyroom.com/discography/decca/recordingslist.html

Brunswick Flyer
Original Flyer from Decca's U.K. Distributor, Brunswick Records

 

8 comments

  1. Just as a reminder….that lovely Brunswick brochure at the top of this page is missing its credit…”From the Collection of Eric Hemphill.”

      1. The DECCA artist’s photo is mine as well. And the green you are using is too close to the green of my brother’s eyes! And…….Just kidding! LOL!
        Love,
        Eric

  2. I’m so excited about this set! But I hope they really take their time and listen & compare all the tracks before releasing it. So many mistakes have been made in the past, and it would be great to finally have a CORRECT assembly of ALL the Decca recordings.

    The 1994 box was very nice, but there was a big flaw in it – in addition to leaving off many alternate takes previously released on vinyl – was “If I Had You”. The song appears twice, the first time is supposed to be the released version, and the second is supposed to be an alternate take previously released on vinyl. Unfortunately both tracks are identical! Sometimes the alternate takes are very similar and it takes a very good ear, as well as the ability to play the tracks simultaneously, to hear the differences. I have some software I use to analyze and compare multiple takes at the same time. I have spent some time studying them and would love to help the producers by offering another ear to the final product, if they’d give me that honor.

    Please pass on my info to those involved. I’d really like to see a DEFINITIVE and COMPLETE Decca collection finally available!

    Kevin D. F. Highnight
    highnight@peoplepc.com

    ps….do you know what source material will be used for the set? I’m assuming since it is not a Universal Music Group release, the original Decca masters will not be used. Am I correct? I know there’s always been debate on whether the masters or original 78 pressings sound best!

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