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Over The Rainbow The Very Best Of Judy Garland

 

She was known as ‘the little girl who grew up too soon’ but for all the personal tragedy behind her meteoric rise to fame, Judy Garland became the voice of the twentieth century.


From the moment she played Dorothy in the film of The Wizard of Oz in 1939, the star of 40 feature films became a household name, with ‘Over the Rainbow’, composed by Harold Arlen, becoming her signature tune.


But no matter what music she was singing, Garland always brought something special to her performances, amply justifying her famous comment: ‘I really mean every word of every song I sing.’


From ‘Swanee’ through ‘That Old Black Magic’ and on to ‘The Trolley Song’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, this definitive Judy Garland collection includes all her greatest hits, reviving memories of a star whose life was as spectacular and dramatic as her own emotion-charged vocal style.


After five marriages, Judy Garland passed away in 1969, aged just 47. As one mourner commented at her funeral, ‘She just plain wore out,’ leaving behind a recorded legacy that continues to dazzle listeners of a new generation with her blazing talent whose equal has never been known since.

Track listing


1. Over the Rainbow
2. Stompin' at the Savoy
3. Dear Mr. Gable: You Made Me Love You
4. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
5. I'm Just Wild About Harry
6. Embraceable You
7. Swanee
8. I'm Nobody's Baby
9. I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
10. How About You?
11. Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me)
12. On the Sunny Side of the Street
13. For Me and My Gal
14. When You Wore a Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red
Rose)
15. That Old Black Magic
16. But Not For Me
17. I Got Rhythm
18. The Boy Next Door
19. The Trolley Song
20. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
21. Love
22. You'll Never Walk Alone
23. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
24. Look for the Silver Lining
25. (Can This Be) The End of the Rainbow
 


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