JSP Records to Release a 5-CD set, JUDY GARLAND: THE GARLAND VARIATIONS
JSP Records is proud to announce that it will be releasing a 5-CD box set devoted to Judy Garland, entitled JUDY GARLAND: THE GARLAND VARIATIONS - SONGS SHE RECORDED MORE THAN ONCE, in late 2014 or early 2015.
Produced by John Stedman and compiled by award-winning Garland historian Lawrence Schulman, the set will for the first time gather songs Garland recorded in the studio on multiple occasions between 1937 and 1962. Placing them back to back, the 115-track 6 ½ hour anthology will highlight songs Garland thought enough of to re-record over her 45-year career.
As in past JSP sets devoted to Garland, this one's creative team will be stellar. Schulman has been responsible for numerous CDs over the past twenty years, including the landmark Lost Tracks (JSP Records, 2010), which included the world première release of Garland's 1935 Decca test records. He has also written extensively about her for the ARSC Journal. Peter Rynson will be remastering, and Andrew Aitken in charge of design. The box set will also include essays by James Fisher, professor and head of the Theatre Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Scott Brogan, founder and webmaster of The Judy Room; Christine Andreas, the Broadway and cabaret star who recently played Garland in the theatrical production of Heartbreaker, based on John Meyer's 1983 memoir; and Laurent Valière, a journalist at Radio France and producer/host of the program 42nd Street.