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Garland Touch
Title:
THE GARLAND TOUCH
Category:
Vocal
Label:
Capitol Records
Catalog Number:
SW-1710
W1-1710
Release Date:
1962
Type:
12" 33 1/3 rpm
Discs:
1
Length:
31:02
Availability:
Out of print

The
The Garland Touch
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ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This early Capitol compilation features several Garland vocals from her 1958 album "Judy In Love", as well as her recent 1961 45rpm "single" which contained "Comes Once In A Lifetime" and "Sweet Danger". The rest of the songs were from the unreleased "London Sessions" recordings. Unfortunately, this was not noted on the album, and Garland fans were left wondering where these wonderful studio recordings had come from!

This album was released in both stereo (above) and mono (below) versions, as well as in England by "The World Record Club" as "You'll Never Walk Alone".

This was Judy's final studio album released during her lifetime. Future releases would rely on recordings from her 1963-64 TV series; two concerts (the 1964 palladium concert with Liza and one from her 1967 Palace engagement); and a four-song British EP which was not released in the United States until the 2002 compilation "Classic Judy Garland - The Capitol Years: 1955 - 1965". Although Judy was constantly rumored to be recording new studio albums up until Capitol fired her in 1966 (and even afterwards), no new professional recordings were made other than the exceptions noted above.

The "London Sessions" recordings would not be officially released until the 1991 boxed set "The One And Only".

"The Garland Touch" was released on CD, with six bonus tracks, by DRG/EMI on September 29, 2009. Click here to go to that page.

All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan. Rare acetate listed below from the collection of Eric Hemphill.

Album cover restoration pr
ovided by "Alex in Belgium" - thank you Alex!

CD version:
CD version


Acetate Demo
This is a one-sided metallic/shellac demo acetate of "The Garland Touch."
From the collection of Eric Hemphill.  
Tracks 1-3 are from "The London Sessions" with Norrie Paramour and his Orchestra (tracks 1-3),
Ttracks 4 and 5 are from the 1961 single, Mort Lindsey conducting:
 
1.  I Happen To Like New York
2.  Why Was I Born (with spoken intro, "34444, take one.")
3.  You'll Never Walk Alone (with spoken intro, "34443, take one.")
4.  Comes Once In A Lifetime (Judy and musicians can be heard chatting prior to song start)
5.  Sweet Danger  (with spoken intro "896 take 27," and Judy can be heard clearing her throat)



Jukebox Version
Click image above to see the jukebox version of this album.


  TRACK LISTING

* from the 1960 "London Sessions"
** from the 1958 Capitol album "Judy In Love
"

*** from the 1961 45rpm single release

Song Title
Recording Date
Time
Side One
Lucky Day* 08-02-1960 2:28
I Happen To Like New York* 08-03-1960 2:49
Comes Once In A Lifetime*** 10-13-1961 2:30
Judy At The Palace*
Shine On Harvest Moon
Some Of These Days
My Man
I Don't Care
08-08-1960 6:43
Side Two
Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe* 08-05-1960 4:39
Sweet Danger*** 10-13-1061 2:18
You'll Never Walk Alone* 08-03-1960 3:59
Do I Love You?** 06-07-1958 3:15
More Than You Know** 05-26-1958 3:24
It's A Great Day For The Irish* 08-08-1960 2:16



DISC CREDITS:

Cover Photo by: Joe Covello of Black Star

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