In honor of Judy Garland’s 100th birthday on June 10, Rufus Wainwright has released “Happy Days Are Here Again/”Get Happy” feat. Kristen Chenoweth.
Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios – an all-new performance of his groundbreaking tribute to Judy Garland, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, recorded last year at Los Angeles’ famed Capitol Studios – arrives today via BMG, celebrating the legendary Garland’s 100th birthday. The album is available here.
First presented last year 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, as well as the show-stopping “The Man That Got Away” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” both joined by official live performance videos streaming now via YouTube.