Judy Garland – The London Studio Recordings, 1957-1964 (2CD) JAPANESE edition
Only available to buy in Japan (not available to purchase from the FHR website). Purchase from Amazon Japan: http://www.amazon.co.jp/KKP-5011/2 (FHR12)
Japanese release date: November 2012
This Japanese edition comes with the complete booklet translated into Japanese and a special essay written by Keizo Takada.
"The remixed, refreshed, and remarkable sound on these discs is nothing short of miraculous…"
Recording dates: 11 Ocotober 1957 - 12 August 1964
From 1955 through 1964, Judy Garland was one of the most celebrated, acclaimed, and best-selling album artists on the EMI/Capitol roster. On several occasions during those years, she had the opportunity of recording at Abbey Road Studios. This 2CD set assembles her work done there between October 1957 and August 1964.
Not only are 12 previously unreleased alternate takes included but, more significantly, a completely unknown/undocumented recording of a song called Please Say ''Ah''! The Mort Lindsey orchestration of this song is complicated and marvellous, the band on top form; Garland and her vocal partner, Saul Chaplin, are having a wonderful time and this great piece of fun, liberally sprinkled with Garland''s infectious laugh, demands to be heard! This historic issue is the very first composite compact disc celebration of its kind and a guaranteed collector''s item for anyone who appreciates the Great Popular Songbook — and "the World''s greatest entertainer."