New from Hit Parade Records:
JUDY AT 100 – 26 CLASSICS IN STEREO
Includes 22 Classic Performances in High Fidelity Stereo for the First Time
Celebrate Judy’s 100th birthday!
It’s the best birthday present ever! In celebration of the centennial of Judy Garland’s birth on June 10, 2022, Hit Parade Records presents JUDY AT 100 – 26 CLASSICS IN STEREO which features the best of Garland’s film, TV, and studio performances. 26 of her original classic recordings all in thrilling stereo high-fidelity, highlighted by the premiere release of 22 tracks in state-of-the-art stereo. This audiophile quality CD will be available on June 3, 2022.
Thanks to modern equalization (EQ) techniques, these classic recordings now benefit from 21st-century technology, allowing listeners to more fully appreciate these classics in stereo for the first time. Listeners will hear subtle details they have never heard before, having previously been buried in the original mono mixes. Garland never sounded better!
During her lifetime, Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was known as “The World’s Greatest Entertainer,” a title that has stood the test of time a half-century after her untimely death. In a career that spanned five decades, Garland mastered every medium from Vaudeville to television and introduced classic songs from the Great American Songbook. In this centennial year more than fifty years after her untimely death, Judy Garland remains an icon of show business history.
All of the great Garland hits are here, “Over the Rainbow” (2 versions), “The Trolley Song,” “Get Happy,” “I Don’t Care,” “The Man That Got Away,” “On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe,” “I’m Nobody’s Baby,” “Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart” and more. Also included are duets with Barbra Streisand and Gene Kelly, studio tracks, live recordings, and film performances.
Produced by Bill Buster and Scott Brogan, this 26 track compilation is accompanied by a twelve-page booklet that features photos accompanied by illuminating notes about each track by Brogan, who heads the website The Judy Room featuring The Judy Garland Online Discography, and the blog Judy Garland News & Events, which are the leading online sources of information concerning Garland. The sound was produced by Mark Mathews & Walt Weiskopf with additional restoration by John Haley. Only a CD is available at this time (no streaming).
Every original recording has gone through a three-step process. Step one is a lengthy process in which the various sonic elements are isolated. Since most instruments and vocals occupy fairly narrow, specific audio frequency ranges, it’s now possible to isolate vocals, drums, bass, and strings and extract these elements into separate tracks. Step two requires an experienced sound engineer to place those separated elements in a new stereo mix. Finally, step three is to equalize the stereo mix to give it a rich, pleasing sound you may have never heard in the old mono sources.
Whether you are a lifelong Judy Garland fan or are being introduced to this icon of entertainment for the first time, prepare to enjoy the results of the painstaking and collaborative work for the ultimate Judy Garland listening experience.
HEAR the great sound of all the songs (samples below) and order now for early shipment at EricRecords.com for only $14.98!
For more information contact the USA Hit Parade Records representative, Scott Brogan of The Judy Room at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracklist & Sound Samples below:
* Stereo premiere
† Newly upgraded stereo
- Over The Rainbow (MGM) *
- (Dear Mr. Gable) You Made Me Love You (MGM) *
- Singin’ In The Rain (MGM) *
- For Me And My Gal (duet with Gene Kelly) (Decca) *
- The Trolley Song (Decca) *
- On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe (Decca) *
- I’m Always Chasing Rainbows (MGM) *
- Look for The Silver Lining (MGM) *
- You’ll Never Walk Alone (Decca) *
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Decca) *
- I’m Nobody’s Baby (Decca) *
- Get Happy (MGM) *
- I Don’t Care (MGM) *
- By Myself (Capitol) *
- Rock-A-Bye Your Baby (Capitol) *
- April Showers (Capitol) *
- Me And My Shadow (Capitol) *
- Last Night When We Were Young (Capitol) *
- The Man That Got Away (Capitol – 1960 Version) †
- Do It Again (Capitol) †
- Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart †
- Puttin’ On The Ritz (Capitol) †
- Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again (duet with Barbra Streisand)
(The Judy Garland Show) *
- Battle Hymn of the Republic (The Judy Garland Show) *
- Ol’ Man River (The Judy Garland Show) *
- Over the Rainbow (Capitol – 1955 Version) *
- Over The Rainbow (MGM) *
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