Mint Audio Records is proud to announce the release on July 25, 2017 of a new 2-CD 48-track set, Judy Garland: Soundtracks.
Remastered by renowned U.K. audio engineer Richard Moore, compiled by Lawrence Schulman and Scott Brogan, with sleeve notes by Brogan and photos from the collection of Schulman, the collection includes Garland’s greatest movie hits, including four outtakes, from 1929 to 1961.
Painstakingly restored, the compilation offers listeners a 21st century audio experience that far outshines previous releases.
It also includes duets with such singing partners as Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire.
As head of Mint Audio Records and Mint Audio Restoration, Moore has been called “a master of his craft” by Steve Woof, director of EMI Gold, and has given new life to such artists as Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Jim Reeves, Barbra Streisand, Rosemary Clooney, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Patsy Cline.
The 12-page brochure includes track research by Schulman, and the 6-page sleeve notes by Brogan, who is founder of the websites The Judy Room, the Judy Garland Online Discography, and Judy Garland News and Events, delve into Garland’s soundtrack recordings as never before.
Music producer, critic and translator Schulman, in the words of ARSC Journal critic, James Fisher, “Brings impressive expertise as a popular culture historian and sound archivist to the task of exploring Garland’s audio achievement.” Over the past three decades, he has worked with such distinguished audio restorers as Robert Parker, Jon M. Samuels, Gary Galo, Peter Rynston, John H. Haley, Robin Cherry, and Peter Reynolds, and been responsible for numerous award-winning Garland CD releases.
He has also written extensively about her through sleeve notes, reviews, and articles; his talk on her, “Moments of Magic,” has been heard in New York, Boston, and other venues.