NOTE: The release date for this release has been moved to July 6, 2018.
LONDON — Jasmine Records is proud to announce the release of JUDY GARLAND: I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE on July 6, 2018. Judy Garland (1922-1969) sang about love throughout her life, but up to now, no career-spanning CD collection has ever brought her greatest love songs together. Here then for the first time on JUDY GARLAND: I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE is Garland’s take on the meanders of love.
Based on studio, radio and live recordings made between 1938 and 1961, the anthology, featuring songs composed by many of the great songwriters of the Great American Songbook, captures Garland’s voice in youth, as a young lady, and as the mature artist. Both exuberant and melancholic at the same time, Garland’s voice could take you from the ecstatic highs of love first encountered to the mournful lows of separation, and, above all, all the in-betweens of longing that were her specialty. At 79 minutes 13 seconds, the single-CD 24 track set, which will include a live “Why Was I Born?” (Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern) that was recorded in 1946 and is new to CD, has been produced, compiled and annotated by the award-winning Garland historian Lawrence Schulman, who has been responsible for numerous CD sets devoted to Garland over the past 25 years, and has also written about her extensively for the ARSC Journal and other publications. An audiophile who has taken pride in the fact that his releases are cutting-edge insofar as sound quality, Schulman has worked over the years with such distinguished restorers as Robin Cherry, Gary Galo, John H. Haley, Richard Moore, Robert Parker, Peter Rynston, and Jon M. Samuels, and now in the case of JUDY GARLAND: I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE with renowned audio restorer, Peter Reynolds, of Reynolds Mastering.
Designed by Andrew Gibbons, this collection is one no fan or music lover can do without: a unique set of recordings like none other that uses 21 st century technology to bring life back to recordings that are decades old. The set is a contemporary contemplation on the subject of love by one of the greatest singers of the 20th century and is not to be missed.