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Christmas Through the Years
Judy Garland
Christmas Through the Years
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Judy Garland
Title: Christmas Through the Years
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delta
Release Date: 10/17/1995
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Musicals, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018111253420, 018111253444

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Judy Garland's Quintessential Christmas She Never Had
Nancy Moran | Baltimore, Maryland USA | 08/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is a Laserlight collection of Judy Garland numbers over her years from youth to maturity. Judy herself never recorded a Christmas album, but this is the one you will cherish for years to come. Remember that the title is not just "Christmas through the Years", it is also "... and songs of inspiration".For the price, this CD is a tremendous value. If you are a fan of Judy Garland, it is the one to have."
For Judy Lovers Only
Chad Williams | Daly City, CA | 11/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a mixed bag of mostly Christmas songs and a couple of obviously non-Christmas songs (Lost in the Stars, Little Drops of Rain) that shows Judy's range of emotions through the years. Incidentally, Through the Years, a cloying and irritating ditty, is on the album, and for some reason was known to be Judy's favorite song. Go figure!

Birthday of a King, from the very young Judy, gives us a glimpse as to the unusual emotional timbre and style of this unique child. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm is absolutely joyous, happy, zippy and well-sung from Judy's TV Series in 1963. A quite sad After the Holidays wraps up the album, and more or less wraps up her life at the end of 1968. The song was written by one member of the gay coterie that more or less supported the homeless and drug-addled Judy at her twilight. It's painful listening and a downer. If you wondered about the truth about her TV series-- did Judy pitch in and show up for rehearsals-- the answer is revealed in the "Whole World in His Hands/Swing Low" medley. Judy is completely lost and at odds with the arrangement; clearly this was the first time she was hearing it. In any event, if you're a Judy-file, you'll certainly want to add Christmas Through the Years to your collection. If you're merely tepid about Judy, then perhaps you should pass."
A bit of a disappointment.
Jason Knapp | New York, NY, USA | 01/28/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This one just felt like it was cobbled together clumsily from whatever tracks could be found easily and which fit the general holiday theme, however awkwardly. Still, if you want a recording of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, this disc gives you two. [The disc I received was different from what appears on the item page: mine was from Laserlight, not Delta. Its track listings are different from the Laserlight disc: The Birthday of a King was missing; the additional version of Merry Little Christmas was added.]"