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The Carnegie Hall Concert
Title:
THE CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT
Category:
Vocal
Label:
JSP Records
Catalog Number:
JSP 4232
Release Date:
February 6, 2012
Type:
CD
Discs:
2
Length:
70:23
Availability:
February 2012

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The Carnegie Hall Concert
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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

Judy at Carneige Hall
It's hard to believe, but in the 30-plus years of the CD era the original album version of "Judy at Carnegie Hall" has never been available in digital format. From its first incarnation on CD in 1987 until now, every CD release has strayed from that original two record vinyl album.

That's not necessarily a negative thing. From the 1989 CD release through the 2000 and 2001 CD releases, the "complete" (or in the case of the 1989 CD, expanded) concert has been readily available. Complete in that these releases include the chatter and bits of spoken business that, due to time restraints, were left out of the original vinyl release.

It must be noted that the vinyl version is what the legacy of "Judy at Carnegie Hall" was based on for over 25 years, won the five Grammy's, the accolades and the enduring legend. However, since 1987, an entire generation of fans has grown up knowing only the experience of the complete CD versions, and not the original album. This 2012 JSP Records release brings the recording full circle by premiering the original mono album on CD. Fans who only know the complete CD releases are in for a treat. The original album is still a singular aural experience like none other.

Sadly, Capitol Records ignored the 50th anniversary of the concert and album in 2011. Fans hoped an anniversary edition boxed set would be released that included both the previously released complete version and the original vinyl version. Lucky for us, JSP Records has stepped in to provide fans with the original vinyl version, newly remastered.

For the record, the album made its CD debut in 1987 when Capitol released an abridged version. The outrage from fans was such that the label released a 2-CD set in 1989 (#C2-90013), complete with most of that previously unreleased dialog. In March 2000, the complete concert (including all of Judy's stories and chatter to the audience) was released by DCC Compact Classics. This 24 karat 2-CD set presented the concert as recorded through the microphone that night, with no auditorium reverb added. All the songs were presented in the order of the concert.

Capitol released their own complete, restored and remastered version on a special 2-CD release on February 27, 2001, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the concert. The difference between this and the DCC Compact version is that this Capitol version has the added "hall" sound, whereas the DCC version presents the sound as recorded in Judy's microphone. This results in a sound that places Judy's voice front and center, with the rest of the hall in the background. It's a matter of taste as to which one a fan prefers.

To this day, "Judy At Carnegie Hall" is considered one of the greatest live performances ever caught on record. If it's possible for the electricity of a performance to come through on a record, this is it!

All images on this page from the collections of Scott Brogan & Eric Hemphill.

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CD A    CD B

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OTHER RELEASES:

LP  7" EP  7" EP  Judy at Carnegie Hall 7" Single

Jukebox Version  45 Set  Black Box  Australian Version

UK 1966 Release  Abridged CD  1989 CD  Gold Edition
  
40th Anniversary Edition  Judy at Carnegie Hall  2015 Limited Edition Vinyl Release

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TRACK LISTING

All songs performed by Judy Garland (except the Overture)

Orchestra conducted by Mort Lindsey

Song Title
Master Number Time
CD A

Overture:
  The Trolley Song/Over The Rainbow/The Man That Got Away

23724 4:44
When You're Smiling 23725 3:12
Medley:
  It's Almost Like Being In Love/ This Can't Be Love
23726 3:33
Do It Again 23727 4:43
You Go To My Head 23728 2:33
Alone Together 23729 3:15
Who Cares? (As Long As You Care For Me) 23730 1:23
Puttin' On The Ritz 23731 1:53
How Long Has This Been Going On? 23732 3:27
Just You, Just Me 23733 1:20
The Man That Got Away 23734 4:41
San Francisco 23735 3:39
I Can't Give You Anything But Love 23736 6:17
That's Entertainment 23737 2:30
CD B
Come Rain Or Come Shine 23738 3:45
You're Nearer 23739 2:01
A Foggy Day 23740 2:52
If Love Were All 23741 2:14
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 23742 3:26
Stormy Weather 23743 5:59
Medley:
  You Made Me Love You/ For Me And My Gal/ The Trolley Song
23744 3:44
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 23745 3:01
Over The Rainbow 23746 5:48
Swanee 23747 2:45
After You've Gone 23748 3:09
Chicago
23749
4:39
CD A    CD B


Album InsertDISC CREDITS:

Recorded live on April 23, 1961 at Carnegie Hall in New York
Orchestra under the direction of Mort Lindsey
Mort Lindsey, piano; John Bello, trumpet; William Lavorgna, drums; Howard Hirsch, percussion

JSP Release:
Produced by: John Stedman
Associate Producer: Lawrence Schulman
Sleeve Notes by: Scott Brogan
Remastering by: Peter Rynston, Tall Order Studios
Design by: Andrew Aitken

Ticket stub from the collection of Eric Hemphill
Original program from the collection of Jerry Waters

Many thanks to:
Alain Falasse

In memory of Scott Schechter and Andy England
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