Judy Great; Sound Quality Poor
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Note: I've only given this four stars based on the overall package! Judy's singing is five-star,but the sound quality is so bad I have to retract one-star for listening purposes."Live at the Palace" is a great insight into Judy mid-way into her career. You can still hear traces of her "younger self" while the more mature "concert Judy" is clearly developed. What is not clear is the recording itself (a producer's note on the back apologizes, but surely there must be better filters for the tapes than were used on this CD). While not an audiophile edition, I found this CD to be quite delightful. Most of the concert recordings of Judy on CD are either 1960/61 or 1967, so this rare Feb 1952 performance is a gem, regardless of the poor sound quality. On the songs, I am not sure that this is a "complete recording" of one single evening at the Palace. There are some of the standards (Rock-a-bye and The Trolley Song) but the fades between songs leads me to believe this is a compilation of several performances."