High Definition Tape Transfers Releases 1956 Judy Garland Las Vegas Show for the First Time

Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Sunday, January 15, 2023

High Definition Tape Transfers, as part of its bundle of new Judy Garland releases celebrating the centennial of her birth, is proud to announce its latest release in her honor, Judy Garland – The Lost Vegas Show – New Frontier Hotel – July 16, 1956, a previously unissued performance taped on her opening night, which was also her nightclub debut. Transferred by HDTT chief engineer Robert Witrak in a very high resolution format directly from the original tape, the release is offered in a variety of hi-def download formats (DSD256, DSD128, DSD64, PCM Flac 24/352.8, PCM Flac 24/192, PCM Flac 24/96) as well as on regular CD.

This exciting show has been restored and remastered by famed audio engineer John H. Haley, whose work on numerous other Garland releases has been universally praised. The liner notes have been authored by award-winning Garland historian Lawrence Schulman, whose book on her, Garland – That’s Beyond Entertainment – Reflections on Judy Garland, and translation of the French biography, Judy Garland – Splendor and Downfall of a Legend by Bertrand Tessier, will both be published in 2023 by BearManor Media. The new release, produced by Witrak, Haley, and Schulman for HDTT, captures Garland in a live show that has been in a private collection for more than 66 years. Her one-month run had to be extended a week due to popular demand, and 7000 people had to be turned away opening weekend, but thankfully the show was professionally recorded for posterity. In top form, interpreting songs from her first two Capitol record albums as well as movie hits and songs new to her repertoire, Garland, backed by Jack Cathcart and his Orchestra, is accompanied by her Eight Boyfriends on two choreographed numbers. This instant classic is bound to become a pillar of Garland’s catalog and is not to be missed.

Judy Garland – The Lost Vegas Show – New Frontier Hotel – July 16, 1956 can be purchased in a variety of formats, including regular CD, at: https://www.highdeftapetransfers.ca . For further information, contact: [email protected].


01.     A HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN (Joe Hayden-Theodore August Metz) (The Eight Boyfriends)

02.     THIS IS A PARTY (Roger Edens-Kay Thompson) (Judy and the Eight Boyfriends)

03.     Dialog

04.     Judy’s Olio: YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU (James Monaco-Joseph McCarthy)/FOR ME AND MY GAL (George Meyer-Edgar Leslie-E. Ray Goetz)/THE BOY NEXT DOOR (Hugh Martin-Ralph Blane)/THE TROLLEY SONG (Hugh Martin-Ralph Blane)

05.     Dialog

06.     COME RAIN OR COME SHINE (Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen)

07.     THIS IS OUR SPOT (Roger Edens-Kay Thompson) (The Eight Boyfriends)

08.     ANY PLACE I HANG MY HAT IS HOME (Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen)

09.     Dialog

10.     A PRETTY GIRL MILKING HER COW (Thomas Moore-18th century traditional Irish ballad)

11.     Dialog

12.     HAPPINESS IS A THING CALLED JOE (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen)

13.     ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY WITH A DIXIE MELODY (Jean Schwartz-Sam M. Lewis-Joe Young)

14.     WHAT NEXT? WHAT’LL SHE DO NOW? (Roger Edens-Kay Thompson) (The Eight Boyfriends)

15.     LUCKY DAY (Buddy De Sylva-Lew Brown-Ray Henderson) (Judy and the Eight Boyfriends)

16.     Interlude: THE TROLLEY SONG orchestral

17.     OVER THE RAINBOW (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen)

18.     OVER THE RAINBOW orchestral

19.     Dialog, introducing encores

20.     Opening notes of LIZA (Ira Gershwin-Gus Kahn-George Gershwin) (end of tape)