Rufus Does Judy At Capitol Studios (CD)


2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has announced the release of Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios, an all-new performance of his groundbreaking tribute to Judy Garland, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, recorded in 2021 at Los Angeles' famed Capitol Studios. Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios is released on Judy Garland's 100th birthday.

First presented in 2021 as a virtual livestream concert event, Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios sees Wainwright using the very microphone Garland herself used while making her own historic recordings at Capitol Studios, backed by a four-piece jazz ensemble before a micro-audience comprised entirely of 2x Academy Award-winning actress Renée Zellweger, winner of 2020's "Best Actress" Oscar for her spectacular performance as Garland in 2019's Judy. Among the concert's many highlights is a special duet rendition of "Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy" performed alongside award-winning Concord recording artist Kristin Chenoweth.

Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios - which marked a rare complete performance of Wainwright's now-legendary homage to 1961's Judy Garland At Carnegie Hall - showcases a selection of standards spanning swing, jazz, and pop, including three songs by George & Ira Gershwin, two Rodgers & Hart classics, two from Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz, plus favorites by Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Irving Berlin, Noël Coward, and more. Highlights include such Garland signature songs as "The Man That Got Away" and, of course, "Over The Rainbow."

Release date: 10th June, 2022


Come Rain or Come Shine
Alone Together
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Puttin' on the Ritz
The Man That Got Away
A Foggy Day
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Just You, Just Me
You're Nearer
Happy Days Are Here Again / Get Happy (feat. Kristin Chenoweth)
Medley: You Made Me Love You / For Me And My Gal / The Trolley Song
Over The Rainbow