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on 8 April 2006
In my opinion Judy Garland was one of the greatest performaers of all time. Some of the performances on this DVD back up my theory on that, though they certainly don't come close to being her best (i.e the Carnegie Hall LP).
This is strictly a black and white affair, seventeen songs crammed into an hours worth of viewing pleasure. Though they don't seem to be taken from one single performance, rather three different ones instead, or atleast that's how it looks. And it seems no attempt has been made to clean up the picture/sound quality on this DVD. Nor are there any extras. Just a hasty VHS transfer, or so it seems. Nevertheless, Judy's witty anecdotes and the inclusion of one of my personal favourites 'Come Rain Or Come Shine' make it all worth while.
Judy whizzes her way through a couple of the earlier numbers with little effort, but with much tomfoolery. Only to belt out the final verse in only the way she could.
But it's songs such as 'Stormy Weather' where she really starts to let rip. 'The Man That Got Away', 'Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody', and the brilliant rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' (which near enough reduced me to tears) are also stand out performances.
If you're already a fan, waste no time in buying this DVD as you will get much enjoyment from it. If you've only just discovered the brilliance of Ms Garland there are better places for you to begin.