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Pre-recordings MGM Records

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March 7, 1947 MGM Records promotional newspaper advertisement.The "soundtrack album" of songs taken directly from the original studio pre-recordings did not come into existence until MGM formed "M-G-M Records" in 1946 and released selections from Till The Clouds Roll By on 78 rpm in 1947. The February 22, 1947, edition of "Billboard" notes that MGM Records was to release its first shipment of 78 rpm discs on March 1, 1947. In today's parlance, the album "dropped" on Tuesday, March 11, 1947. Clouds was their very first album with a record number of "MGM-1".
1947 Judy Garland on MGM Records Promo Pic
Prior to 1947, the only soundtrack performances available to the public were a couple of 78s from RCA Records of selections from Walt Disney's Snow White And the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and a few commemorative 78s in 1933 with parts of Max Steiner's ground-breaking score for King Kong (RKO - 1933). But neither of these were released as "cast" or "soundtrack" albums.

Record critics welcomed the new label and the "Clouds" set was given good reviews. MGM was off and running with a new revenue stream while also creating a new market, the original soundtrack album. MGM Records released soundtracks to just about all of their musicals, and a few dramatic films, in the next 20+ years. All of Judy’s MGM musicals from 1946 through the end of her tenure with the studio in 1950 had MGM Records soundtracks created to compliment them.

Originally the soundtracks were four 78 rpm discs with two sides each meaning only eight songs from the films could be included. This means that there was a lot of editing of the musical numbers to fit the short time constraints of the 78s and also some cherry picking of the “best” numbers from films with more than eight numbers, as most of them were. It wouldn’t be until the long-playing records were developed that MGM began to include more songs from their recent musicals, Kiss Me Kate (1953), was one of the first in the long-playing format.

Oddly enough, MGM Records never released updated and expanded versions of their originally-78rpm-albums in the LP era. They were content to re-release the existing soundtracks, over and over again. In the late 1980s and early 1990s CBS Special Products (later Sony Music Entertainment Inc./Sony Music Special Products), released expanded soundtracks which were taken directly from the actual film soundtracks and not the pre-recording sessions. Some included a few outtakes added from the old bootleg records of the 70's. The sound quality varied from good to mediocre to bad. They did what us fans had been doing for a long time: making our own "complete" soundtracks by recording directly from the films - first from TV broadcast and then home video. It wasn't until the mid-1990's when Rhino Records, in arrangement with Turner Classic Movies Music and Turner Entertainment, began releasing the MGM Musicals on CD that we finally got to hear the complete unedited pre-recordings - restored and remastered - and many in true stereo.

An MGM "Hollywood Reporter" Air Trailer disc.Recent technology in audio restoration software has resulted in the revisiting of some of these pre-recordings. The results are phenomenal. Hopefully, Warner Bros., who now owns the Rhino soundtracks and the pre-recording sessions, will revisit all of the soundtracks and remaster them with today’s technology giving us the ultimate in audio clarity and sonic enjoyment.

The most recent example of what our new technology is capable of is the FANTASTIC two-CD set Soundtracks” from Mint Audio Records. The set features not just a great compilation of Judy's film performances, but also several new-to-CD versions of Garland film favorites including some MGM Records album versions, film versions, and stereo versions previously unavailable on CD. This is the compilation that fans of Judy's film soundtracks have been waiting for! More details on each recording and how some of the audio magic of these tracks was accomplished, can be found here: http://www.mint-audio-restoration.co.uk/judy.

Prior to, and after, Rhino Records began releasing the new soundtrask, most of Judy's pre-recordings, including alternate takes, had been featured on the alternate audio channels of the laser disc sets Judy Garland The Golden Years at MGM, The Ultimate Oz, That's Entertainment - The Ultimate Musical Treasury, That's Entertainment! III - Special Edition and the double feature Thoroughbreds Don't Cry/Listen Darling. These laser discs are still the only place to find many of these rare pre-recordings and are listed here in spite of the fact that they're technically not soundtrack albums.

There is one Judy Garland soundtrack album that has never been out of release and that's A Star Is Born (1954). The Columbia Records soundtrack was originally released in 1954 to coincide with the release of the film. The album was unique in that it featured two outtakes without any explanation that they were outtakes. This is due to the fact that after the album was created, the film's studio, Warner Bros., deleted chucks of the film to shorted the running time. Included were the two the two musical numbers ("Here's What I'm Here For" and "Lose That Long Face"). It was no real secret to most of the fans and the moviegoing public that the cuts hurt the film and that the numbers on the album were a part of the cuts. The deleted musical numbers were not seen until almost a full 30 years later when Ronald Haver spearheaded a reconstruction and restoration of the complete version, released in 1983. The soundtrack album finally got an expanded release in 1988 (on compact dics and in stereo for the first time) and finally an expanded "complete" (well, almost complete) version in 2004.

A few of the many releases of A Star Is Born:
Ziegfeld Girl
  For Me and My Gal   Presenting Lily Mars   The Harvey Girls   Annie Get Your Gun


The 1960s, 70s, and early 80s brought us quite a few bootleg releases of Judy Garland soundtracks of her films that were released prior to the 1947 MGM Records premiere. The sound quality on these bootlegs varied from very bad to pretty good. They were all recorded directly from the soundtracks of the films, some featuring outtake recordings taken from playback discs provided by disc collectors. Some were quite "deluxe" in that they were in the gatefold format with many wonderful photos while others were only a cover and nothing else, not even text on the back.

A few of the better bootleg LPs (more in the master lists below):
Ziegfeld Girl   For Me and My Gal   Presenting Lily Mars   The Harvey Girls   Annie Get Your Gun

There are also the compilations which began with MGM Records' own Judy Garland compilations created to take advantage of her post-MGM success at The Palace Theater and her subsequent "Concert Years." Garland compilations seemed to be released by MGM Records on an almost yearly basis.

A few of the many Judy Garland soundtrack compilations (more in the master lists below):
Judy Garland Sings   MGM 10 inch   Born To Sing   Judy Garland In Song   Judy Garland - The Golden Years at MGM

In the 1990s Rhino Records took up the baton and released two Garland compilations on CD followed by European bootleg CD companies copying the Rhino releases along with the Garland films represented in their expanded "complete" CD soundtracks series.

A few of the Rhino Records Judy Garland soundtracks and compilations (more in the master lists below):
Judy Garland Sings
   MGM 10 inch   Collector's Gems   In Hollywood   Judy Garland - The Golden Years at MGM

In recent years Garland soundtrack performances have been remastered and released on various Garland compilations including the stellar 2-CD set "Soundtracks” from Mint Audio Records. It's hoped that Warner Bros. will enter into a new contract with a label to revisit the audio masters with today's amazing technology. Just think how they would sound! If "Soundtracks" is any indication, they would be incredible.

There are still several Judy Garland films that have never had soundtracks released for them and several others that have never been remastered and released on CD. With today's amazing technology it would be wonderful if all of her film soundtracks could be remastered and released on both CD and digital formats.

A few notes about these pages:

Discrepancies in titles and even track listings is inherent to the many bootleg soundtracks released over the years, and more than a few ligitimate "official" releases. We have made note of these inconsistencies on the pages for those soundtracks.

Films such as That's Entertainment! that feature Garland vocals are listed in the Compilations Section section below.

We're always on the lookout for albums that are not represented here. If you have an album or CD that is not listed, please feel free to to email me a scan of the cover with information about the contents. Thanks!

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Read all about Judy's MGM Records releases in this article from the December 2012 issue of the "Garlands for Judy" webzine.
Click here or on the images below to download the PDF (16mb)

The MGM Records Story    The MGM Records Story

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Judy Garland Music

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Soundtrack Albums
Judy's films are listed in chronological order. Each image is a link to the first soundtrack release.
Pages for that film's subsequent soundtrack releases are accessible by clicking on the album thumbnails featured on each page.

Gumm/Garland Sisters Shorts
Gumm/Garland
Sisters Shorts

Every Sunday
Every Sunday
(1936)

Pigskin Parade
Pigskin Parade
(1936)

Broadway Melody of 1938
Broadway Melody of 1938
(1937)

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
(1937)

Silent Night
Silent Night
(1937 Short)

Everybody Sing
Everybody Sing
(1938)

Love Finds Andy Hardy
Love Finds Andy Hardy
(1938)

Listen Darling
Listen Darling
(1938)

The Wizard of O
The Wizard of Oz
(1939)

Babes in Arms
Babes in Arms
(1939)

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
(1940)

Strike Up The Band
Strike Up The Band
(1940)

Little Nellie Kelly
Little Nellie Kelly
(1940)

Babes in Arms
If I Forget You
(1940 Short)

Ziegfeld Girl
Ziegfeld Girl
(1941)

Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Life Begins for Andy Hardy
(1941)

We Must Have Music
We Must Have Music
(1941 Short)

Babes on Broadway
Babes on Broadway
(1941)

For Me and My Gal
For Me and My Gal
(1942)

Presenting Lily Mars
Presenting Lily Mars
(1943)

Girl Crazy
Girl Crazy
(1943)

Thousands Cheer
Thousands Cheer
(1943)

Meet Me in St. Louis
Meet Me in St. Louis
(1944)

The Clock
The Clock
(1945)

The Harvey Girls
The Harvey Girls
(1946)

Ziegfeld Follies
Ziegfeld Follies
(1946)

Till The Clouds Roll By
Till The Clouds Roll By
(1946)

The Pirate
The Pirate
(1948)

Easter Parade
Easter Parade
(1948)

Words and Music
Words and Music
(1948)

In The Good Old Summertime
In The Good
Old Summertime
(1949)

Annie Get Your Gun
Annie Get Your Gun
(1949 Unfinished)

Summer Stock
Summer Stock
(1950)

A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
(1954)

Pepe
Pepe
(1960)

Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg
(1961)

Gay Purr-ee
Gay Purr-ee
(1963)

A Child Is Waiting
A Child is Waiting
(1963)

I Could Go On Singing
I Could Go On Singing
(1963)


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45rpm Albums & Sets

Till The Clouds Roll By
1950
Till The Clouds Roll By
(boxed set)

Till The Clouds Roll By
1950
Till The Clouds Roll By
(extended play)

"Summer Stock" 45rpm set
1950
Summer Stock

words and music
1950
Words And Music

Judy Garland Sings
1951
Judy Garland Sings

Easter Parade 45rpm set
1953
Easter Parade

Easter Parade
1953
Excerpts From Easter Parade

Get Happy
1953
Get Happy

If You Feel Like Singing
1953
If You Feel Like Singing

Judy Garland Sings
1954
Judy Garland

Look For The Silver Lining
1954
Look For The Silver Lining

MGM's 30th Anniversary
1954
MGM's
30th Anniversary Album

A Star Is Born
1954
A Star Is Born
(2 disc)

A Star Is Born
1954
A Star Is Born
(3 disc)

A Star Is Born
1955
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
1955
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
1955
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
1955
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
1955
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
1955
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born
1955
A Star Is Born

Judy Garland
1955
Judy Garland

Wizard Of Oz
1955
The Wizard Of Oz

Girls and More Girls 45
1959
Girls and More Girls

Judy Garland Canta
1962
Judy Garland Canta

   

Judy Story
1963
The Judy Garland Story

   

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Compilations on LP & CD

MGM Silver Anniversary
1949
M-G-M's Silver Anniversary

Judy Garland Sings
1951
Judy Garland Sings

Judy Garland Sings
1951
Judy Garland Sings

Merry Christmas
1952
Merry Christmas

30th Anniversary
1954
MGM's 30th Anniversary Album

MGM 10 inch
1954
If You Feel Like Singing

Born To Sing
1955
Born To Sing

Girls And More Girls
1959
Girls And More Girls

Girls And More Girls
1960
Great Moments
Of The Movies

The Star Years
1961
The Star Years

Judy Garland Story
1961
The Judy Garland Story
Vol. 1 - The Star Years

Judy Story Vol. 2
1962
The Judy Garland Story
Vol. 2 - The Hollywood Years

Magnificent Moments
1962
Magnificent Moments
From MGM Movies

Very Best of MGM
1963
The Very Best Of
Motion Picture Musicals

The Very Best of Irving Berlin
1964
The Very Best Of Berlin

The Very Best of Irving Berlin
1964
The Very Best Of Gershwin

The Very Best of Jerome Kern
1964
The Very Best Of
Jerome Kern

The Very Best of Rodgers & Hart
1964
The Very Best Of
Rodgers & Hart

Very Best of Judy Garland
1964
The Very Best
Of Judy Garland

Judy Garland
1965
Judy Garland

Star Spectacular
Circa mid-1960's
Star Spectacular

Judy Garland In Song
1966
Judy Garland In Song

Los Inolvidables Del Cine Musical (The Unforgettable Movie Musical)
1967
Los Inolvidables Del Cine Musical

24 Karat Gold
1968
24 Karat Gold
From The Sound Stage

Forever Judy
1969
Forever Judy

Happy Anniversary
1969
Happy Anniversary

Judy Garland - The Golden Years at MGM
1969
The Golden Years
At MGM

An MGM Television Special
1969
An MGM Television Special

Golden Archive Series
1970
Golden Archive Series

Judy Story Vol. 2
1972
The Judy Garland Story
Vol. 2 - The Hollywood Years

The Golden Age of Movie Musicals
1972
The Golden Age Of Movie Musicals

The MGM years
1973
The MGM Years

Silver Screen
Circa mid-1970's
Golden Moments From
The Silver Screen

That's Entertainment!
1974
That's Entertainment!

That's Entertainment, Part 2
1976
That's Entertainment,
Part 2

Judy Garland
1970's
Judy Garland

Outtakes Vol 1
1976
Cut! Outtakes From Hollywood's Greatest Musicals

Outtakes Vol 2
1976
Cut! Outtakes From Hollywood's Greatest Musicals Vol 2

Outtakes 3
1977
Cut! Outtakes From Hollywood's Greatest Musicals Vol 3

Over The Rainbow with Judy Garland
Late 1970's
Over The Rainbow
With Judy Garland

Hollywood Gold
1970's
Hollywood Gold

The Wit and Wonder
1977
The Wit And The Wonder
of Judy Garland

Broadway! Broadway! Broadway
1970's
Broadway! Broadway! Broadway!

The Hollywood Years
Late 1970's
The Hollywood Years

Great Duets
Late 1970's
Great Duets from
MGM Musicals

MGM Musical
Singin' In The Rain

MGM Musical
Circa 1980
MGM Musical
Original Soundtrack

Choice Cuts
Circa Early 1980's
Choice Cuts

That's Entertainment!
1986
Great Music From MGM Vol 1

That's Entertainment!
1986
Great Music From MGM Vol 2

That's Entertainment!
1987
That's Entertainment!

That's Entertainment!
1987
That's Entertainment!

Great Songs from MGM Classic Films Volume 1
1987
Great Songs From
MGM Classic Films
Volume One

Great Songs from MGM Classic Films Volume 2
1987
Great Songs From
MGM Classic Films
Volume Two

Great Songs from MGM Classic Films Volume 3
1987
Great Songs From
MGM Classic Films
Volume Three

The Best of MGM
1987
The Best Of Judy Garland

That's Entertainment! Part Two
1990
That's Entertainment
Part 2

Movie Musicals
1990
Movie Musicals
Volume 2

The Best from the MGM Musicals
1990
The Best from
the MGM Musicals

Great MGM Stars
1991
The Great MGM Stars

Magic Moments from the Musicals
1991
Magic Moments from the Musicals

Fred Astaire At MGM
1993
Steppin' Out:
Fred Astaire at MGM

Gotta Dance!
1993
Gotta Dance!
The Best Of Gene Kelly

Golden Years Of MGM
1993
The Golden Years
Of MGM

Child of Hollywood
1993
Child Of Hollywood

Hollywood Years
1994
The Hollywood Years

That's Entertainment III
1994
That's Entertainment III

That's Entertainment III
1994
That's Entertainment III

Golden Years
1994
The Golden Years
At M-G-M

TJewels
1995
Hollywood's Most Precious Jewels

That's Entertainment Set
1995
That's Entertainment!
The Ultimate Anthology
of M-G-M Musicals

That's Entertainment!
1995
That's Entertainment!
The Ultimate Anthology
of M-G-M Musicals

The Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney Collection
1995
The Judy Garland &
Mickey Rooney Collection

25th Anniv
1995
25th Anniversary
Retrospective

MGM Composers Collection
1996
M-G-M Composers Collection

Collector's Gems
1996
Collector's Gems from
The M-G-M Films

Gene Kelly at MGM
1996
Gene Kelly at
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
from M-G-M Classics

Fred Astaire at MGM
1997
Fred Astaire at M-G-M

Now Playing In A Stereo Near You!
1997
Romantic Duets
from M-G-M Classics

Now Playing In A Stereo Near You!
1997
Now Playing In A Stereo
Near You!

The Sounds Of TCM
1997
The Sounds Of TCM

Gershwins In Hollwyood
1997
George And Ira Gershwin
In Hollywood

In Hollywood
1998
In Hollywood
Her Greatest Movie Hits

That's Entertainment!
1998
That's Entertainment!
The Very Best of
The M-G-M Musicals

Academy Award Winners
1998
Academy Award Winners

Leading Ladies
1998
Leading Ladies

21 Hollywood Hits
1998
Judy
aka "The Box"

Irving Berlin
1999
Irving Berlin In Hollywood

The Quintessential Judy Garland
1999
The Quintessential
Judy Garland

21 Hollywood Hits
2000
21 Hollywood Hits

Sounds Of The Movies
2000
The Sound Of The Movies
Judy Garland Betty Grable

The Sound Of The Movies
2000
The Sound Of The Movies
Judy Garland

The Sound Of The Movies
2000
The Sound Of The Movies
Judy Garland Vol. 2

Over The Rainbow
2001
Over The Rainbow

Life With Judy Garland - Me And My Shadows
2001
Life With Judy Garland
Me & My Shadows

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
2002
Somewhere Over The Rainbow

The Big Picture
2002
The Big Picture

Over The Rainbow And Beyond
2002
Over The Rainbow
And Beyond

Essential Collection
2005
The Very Best Of Judy Garland

That's Entertainment!
2006
That's Entertainment!

TE Set
2006
That's Entertainment!
The Ultimate Anthology
of M-G-M Musicals
Songs From Her Movies
2006
Songs From Her Movies
Singin' In The Rain
2007
Singin' In The Rain
Original Songs From Turner Classic Movies
Creations
2013
Creations 1929-1962
Songs She Introduced
Judy Garland - The Garland Variations
2014
The Garland Variations
Judy Garland - Swan Songs, First Flights
2014
Swan Songs, First Flights
Judy Garland Sings Harold Arlen
2016
Judy Garland
Sings Harold Arlen
Judy Garland Sings Harold Arlen
2017
Soundtracks
Judy Garland Sings Harold Arlen
2017
Classic Duets
 

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