Thirty-nine years ago, CBS was looking to break the hold that NBC had on Sunday nights with the top-rated show Bonanza.
Thirty-nine years ago, CBS was looking to break the hold that NBC had on Sunday nights with the top-rated show Bonanza. CBS found gold in Judy Garland, whose eponymous show initially soared to the top of the ratings game in the then-coveted 9 p.m. slot. Before long, though, CBS began tinkering with the program's heart and soul, resulting in a watered-down series. Despite being canceled after just one season, The Judy Garland Show was home to one of the world's greatest entertainers doing what she did best. Digitally remastered in 24-bit sound, this disc brings together 32 shining moments from the series (including dialogues, outtakes, and, of course, songs). In addition to solo gems like "From This Moment On" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me," the set includes duets with daughter Liza Minnelli, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, and Barbra Streisand, among others.—MP