Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall - 21st January
Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall
Eagerly Anticipated Double Live CD
Released January 21st on Polydor Records
Having wowed audiences and critics alike in New York, London, Paris and L.A, Rufus Wainwright’s brilliant revival of Judy Garland’s legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall show is released as a must-have 2-disc live CD, January 21st. The first of his acclaimed tribute shows, it took place at Carnegie Hall, June 14th & 15th, where this live performance was recorded.
Produced by Phil Ramone with Rufus as Executive Producer, the eagerly anticipated live CD boasts all 27 dazzling songs, including orchestra adaptations of the original score by Jon Charles & Christopher Jahnke.
Conducted by Stephen Oremus (‘Wicked’/‘Avenue Q’) - who plays piano on ‘A Foggy Day’, ‘You’re Nearer’ & ‘If Love Were All’ - the show boasts a stunning 36-piece orchestra.
The concert was produced by Jared Geller & David J.Foster (Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway) and the excitement begins with the very first notes of the dazzling overture. Featuring special guest appearances by Martha Wainwright (‘Stormy Weather’), Kate McGarrigle (‘Over the Rainbow’, piano) and Lorna Luft, it’s a riveting tour de force.
Highlights include: ‘San Francisco’, ‘The Man That Got Away’, the Noel Coward classic ‘If Love Were All’, ‘Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart’, ‘Foggy Day’, ‘Do It Again’ (sung in its original key) & the rousing finale ‘Get Happy’.
For Rufus Wainwright, this was a true labour of love. The full range and depth of his extraordinary voice is revealed throughout the performance, which was delivered with his inimitable wit and charm.
The impressive 36-piece orchestra boasts a powerhouse rhythm section, with legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, plus John Oddo (piano), Richard Sarpola (bass) and James Saporito (drums).
The tracklisting is below:
1. Overture: The Trolley Song/Over The Rainbow/The Man That Got Away
2. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
3. Medley: Almost Like Being In Love/This Can't Be Love
4. Do It Again
5. You Go To My Head
6. Alone Together
7. Who Cares? (As Long As You Care For Me)
8. Puttin' On The Ritz
9. How Long Has This Been Going On
10. Just You, Just Me
11. The Man That Got Away
12. San Francisco
1. That's Entertainment
2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
3. Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. You're Nearer
5. A Foggy Day
6. If Love Were All
7. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
8. Stormy Weather (starring Martha Wainwright)
9. You Made Me Love You /For Me And My Gal / The Trolley Song
10. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
11. Over The Rainbow (featuring Kate McGarrigle)
13. After You've Gone (featuring Lorna Luft)
15. Get Happy