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
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
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".
This is a one-sided metallic/shellac demo acetate of "The
From the collection of Eric Hemphill.
Tracks 1-3 are
from "The London Sessions" with Norrie Paramour and his Orchestra
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)
Click image above to see the jukebox version
of this album.