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|Judy Duets-Platinum Judy Garla|
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Limited edition 2 CD set in commemoration of her 75th birthday, includes a 24 page booklet & featuring duets with Mickey Rooney, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Jack Jones, Dean Martin and more. Plus the s... more »
Limited edition 2 CD set in commemoration of her 75th birthday, includes a 24 page booklet & featuring duets with Mickey Rooney, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Jack Jones, Dean Martin and more. Plus the second CD featuring the legendary 1951 Closing Night Performance At The Palace. Digipak in a slipcase. Wiley Entertainment. 2003.
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A Great Discovery
David E. Goodlett | Louisville, KY United States | 09/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Long thought lost, this latest of Garland treasuries is a great discovery. The "duets" portion of this two-disc set is taken from Garland's television show and pairs her with the likes of Rooney, Streisand, and Minnelli. The real find in this set though is the second disc, which offers a recording of Judy's final performance at the Palace in 1952. That concert offers the best rendition of "Over the Rainbow" that I've ever heard Garland sing. Yes, I think it's even better than the version that appears on "Judy Live at Carnegie Hall." Garland fans, if you don't have this one, get it."
BRILLIANT BRAVO EXTRAORDINARY FIND MORE JUDY!!!!!!!!!!
Sean Orlosky | 08/10/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Judy Garland lovers, this is really it!!! What an unexpected thrill!!! This two CD set includes Judy's closing performance of her first engagement at the palace, recorded live. Simply amazing, extraordinarily thrilling, this live performance should be required listening for any future performer. The duets are joyous and glorious..included is precious, witty, touching long forgotten dialog stretches and once in a lifetime duets. What a find this NEW Judy is!!!!"
GOES BEYOND PLATINUM- THIS COLLECTION IS PURE GOLD!
Sean Orlosky | Yorktown, IN United States | 04/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Judy Garland-lovers have been blessed again by a wonderful treasure: Judy Duets: The Platinum Collection. The two CD pack includes the first CD, which is compiled entirely of duets that Judy sang with the dazzling array of guests who appeared on her television series, "The Judy Garland Show." Judy performs with gusto to a jazz-hot piano played by Count Basie. She is enchanting in an amusing duet with partner Mickey Rooney, and you can just picture the two of them laughing and smiling and having a wonderful time with each other. You'll thrill to Judy's outstanding duet with a young Barbra Streisand, the two golden belters combining Judy's own "Get Happy" with Barbra's "Happy Days Are Here Again" (and also certainly by amused be their shared dialogue following the song). Judy sings with Bobby Darin a medley of "Train Songs", and does an inspired spoof of "The Trolley Song" with Mel Torme. She performs a beautiful medley of "Jeanette MacDonald-Nelson Eddy" tunes with Grammy winner Jack Jones. And you haven't heard anything on this CD until you've heard Judy Garland and Ethel Merman belting out "Friendship." Even Ol' Blue Eyes and Dean Martin are on hand, and it's a real pleasure to hear these three together. And there is a warm rendition of "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" with- you guessed it- Tony Bennett. Judy shares "Day In, Day Out" with Lena Horne, and a sweet "I Like Men" medley with Peggy Lee. She has an outstandingly beautiful duet with Vic Damone with a "West Side Story" medley, and the last gem on this CD is a triple duet with daughter Liza Minnelli, and it brings a smile to your face to hear the affection and the fun between mother and daughter in this duet.And you still ain't heard nothing yet:The second CD is more than just something special, it's an historic event: Judy Garland's closing night at her record-breaking Palace engagement. Fresh from MGM, and still with a youthful spriteliness in her voice, Judy performs a magical program, combined with new songs and songs drawn from her MGM repertoire. She opens with a hilarious number, "Call the Press": "Call the Mirror/ Call the News/ You can say I still got ninety pounds to lose!...". She then performs her classic "Palace Medley" combining the songs "Shine On Harvest Moon", "Some Of These Days", "My Man", and "I Don't Care". She then performs the Al Jolson heart-tugger "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody" to rafter-ringing greatness. She sings and giggles and kicks off her shoes: "This is true, they are new, and they hurt, and if it's all right with you I'm gonna take 'em off, I can work better that way... That's much better!" She performs "Get Happy", her hilarious "Easter Parade" number, "A Couple Of Swells", and then takes encores from the audience: "Love", "A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow" (which she dedicates to her fiancee, Sid Luft), and "Liza" for her daughter. The audience then serenades her with "Auld Lang Syne", and you can almost find yourself crying with happy emotion with Judy at the song. Judy sings "After You've Gone", and finally, the last number of the night: "Over the Rainbow", which she sings to perfection, drawing from the song all the heart and love and sadness she can. It may be the most beautiful performance of the song she ever did.What more can be said: You know you're in for a treat. Do yourself a favor: Buy this, and relive the wonderful, nostalgic memories of the great Judy Garland at her zenith."