Note: Read the ARSC Journal’s review of this LP here.
The Savoy Jazz label (listed on Amazon as simply “Savoy”) has jumped on the current vinyl resurgence in releasing, this June 17th, a highly abridged vinyl version of their 2007 CD release “Judy Garland – Greatest Hits – Live.”
This title is a curious choice for the label to release on LP as it’s the only release in their series of CDs that is at a CD length and not an LP length. The majority their other releases in their series of CDs ripped from the audio of Judy’s 1963/1964 TV series clocked in at an average of approximately 45 minutes. Because of this, several tracks from the original CD release of “Greatest Hits – Live” are not included on this new LP, while five tracks from other CDs in the Savoy series have been added (see the notes below). The additions are obviously an attempt to increase the appeal (sales) of the LP by featuring not just Judy Garland but also Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, and Ethel Merman.
Considering how uneven the sound quality is on the CD releases, from track to track, it’s doubtful that this LP will be any better.
The track listing for this vinyl release:
Missing from the original CD release:
I Feel A Song Coming On
Be A Clown
Carolina In The Morning
On The Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
After You’ve Gone
Judy at the Palace Medley
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby
I’m Nobody’s Baby
A Couple of Swells
Added from other Savoy Jazz CDs:
Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again (released on the 2005 CD “That Old Feeling – Classic Ballads from The Judy Garland Show“)
I Left My Heart In San Francisco (released on the 2005 CD “That Old Feeling – Classic Ballads from The Judy Garland Show“)
There’s No Business Like Show Business (released on the 2010 CD “Judy on Broadway Tonight! with friends“)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (released on the 2009 CD “Judy Goes Hollywood! Music from the Movies“)
If I Only Had A Brain (released on the 2009 CD “Judy Goes Hollywood! Music from the Movies“)