Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall Album

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Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall is the sixth album (and first live album) by the Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, released through Geffen Records in December 2007. The album consists of live recordings from his sold-out June 14–15, 2006, tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall to the American actress and singer Judy Garland. Backed by a 36-piece orchestra conducted by Stephen Oremus, Wainwright recreated Garland's April 23, 1961, concert, often considered "the greatest night in show business history". Garland's 1961 double album, Judy at Carnegie Hall, a comeback performance with more than 25 American pop and jazz standards, was highly successful, initially spending 95 weeks on the Billboard charts and garnering five Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year, Best Album Cover, Best Solo Vocal Performance – Female and Best Engineering Contribution – Popular Recording). For his album, Wainwright was also recognized by the Grammy Awards, earning a 2009 nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. While the tribute concerts were popular and the album was well received by critics, album sales were limited. Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall managed to chart in three nations, peaking at number 84 in Belgium, number 88 in the Netherlands and number 171 on the United States' Billboard 200. Guests on the album include Wainwright's sister Martha Wainwright ("Stormy Weather"), his mother Kate McGarrigle (piano, "Over the Rainbow"), along with one of Garland's daughters, Lorna Luft ("After You've Gone"). Related to the album, the February 25, 2007 tribute concert filmed at the London Palladium was released on DVD as Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy!: Live from the London Palladium on December 4, 2007 


Year:
2007
Disc#SongArtistDuration
11
Overture: The Trolley Song/Over the Rainbow/The Man That Got Away
Rufus Wainwright4:15 
12Rufus Wainwright3:45 
13Rufus Wainwright6:10 
14Rufus Wainwright5:15 
15Rufus Wainwright2:40 
16Rufus Wainwright3:21 
17Rufus Wainwright2:08 
17Rufus Wainwright2:08 
18Rufus Wainwright1:56 
18Rufus Wainwright1:57 
19Rufus Wainwright5:46 
110Rufus Wainwright2:03 
211Rufus Wainwright5:00 
212Rufus Wainwright4:53 
213Rufus Wainwright2:27 
214Rufus Wainwright8:12 
215Rufus Wainwright3:56 
216Rufus Wainwright1:59 
217Rufus Wainwright2:56 
218Rufus Wainwright2:34 
219Rufus Wainwright3:49 
221
Medley: You Made Me Love You/For Me and My Gal/The Trolley Song
Rufus Wainwright4:38 
222Rufus Wainwright5:46 
225Rufus Wainwright, Lorna Luft2:57 
320Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright6:45 
322Rufus Wainwright5:45 
323Kate McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright4:48 
324Rufus Wainwright1:54 
326Rufus Wainwright4:30 

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