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Judy at Carnegie Hall
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
The late '50s were tough on Judy Garland, but this live recording, cut on April 23, 1961, at Carnegie Hall, would (rightfully) bring the legendary icon back into the spotlight. Live would go on to win five Grammys, be Garl... more »
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The late '50s were tough on Judy Garland, but this live recording, cut on April 23, 1961, at Carnegie Hall, would (rightfully) bring the legendary icon back into the spotlight. Live would go on to win five Grammys, be Garland's bestselling record, and confirm that, yes, on certain levels, she still had it. Her vocals are as strong as ever on these tunes, and Garland has fun with an audience obviously enraptured by her charms. She's self-deprecating where necessary--on "You Go to My Head" she forgets the lyrics but keeps improvising. But mostly she just shines, especially on tunes she made famous, such as "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Stormy Weather," and "Over the Rainbow." This is easily one of pop music's greatest live recordings and a fine testament to Garland's recorded legacy. --Jason Verlinde
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Great, but get Capitol's 40th Anniversary set instead.....
Pope | Wisconsin, United States | 09/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have enjoyed Capitol's 40th Anniversary set of Judy at Carnegie Hall immensely since I bought it in early 2002. I had also read reviews about this gold edition from DCC, so I checked it out from the library for comparison. There is certainly a difference between the two. On the Capitol set you really do get the electrifying feeling that you are in the audience at Carnegie witnessing history. DCC, on the other hand, removed the ambiance of Carnegie Hall and instead feels more like a studio album with applause. Judy sounds so close, like she's practically sitting on top of you. That would be fine if this were a studio album, but this is a live concert; the ambiance of the hall makes it so much more powerful. Both editions are excellent, but Capitol's is clearly the album of choice. The DCC set is out of print and very rare; if you never come across it, no big loss.....the Capitol set, on the other hand, well....ownership is NOT optional."
WARNING!! There are TWO versions of this CD...
Subito Piano | Upstate New York | 12/12/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Be forewarned that there are TWO versions of this recording; one is "abridged" to fit on a single CD and is missing a number of cuts from the original. I don't know if any of her rapport with the audience was cut or not, having never heard the original. It was a disappointment to discover there was an abridged version and I unwittingly purchased it. I don't blame my seller because there is no distinction in Amazon's listings -- but if you are picky, ASK THE SELLER if it's a single or double CD set BEFORE you buy."