Judy Garland

Back to Back Hits: Two Generations of Genius

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The concept for this volume of CEMA Special Markets' Back 2 Back Hits is clear from its title -- "Two Generations of Genius." It is evenly divided between songs from Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli; unlike the other volumes of Back 2 Back Hits, this disc alternates between the two vocalists instead of presenting their five songs in one block. Although the track selection seems a little haphazard, many of their most famous songs are here -- "Over the Rainbow," "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "San Francisco" for Judy Garland; "Watch What Happens," "Try to Remember" and "My Shining Hour" for Minnelli. If Garland outshines Minnelli here, it's only because Capitol has the rights to the best Garland material, while their Minnelli recordings are a little uneven. Either way, the disc is an entertaining compilation for the budget-minded.

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