THE DISC & RECORDINGS:
The Pirate was the second Judy Garland
soundtrack to be released by M-G-M Records and one of the most
M-G-M Records would prerelease their soundtrack albums, The
Pirate was always a part of the line up.
The "complete" soundtrack did not appear until the late 1980's
when Sony Special Products included The Pirate as a part of their
CD series of MGM Musicals soundtracks recorded directly from the
film's soundtracks. Although it's not a complete soundtrack, they
did include an abridged version of Judy's "Voodoo" outtake.
It wouldn't be until 2003 that the complete (well, almost complete
- sans a few alternate takes that were included in the laser
"Judy Garland The Golden Years At MGM"), The Pirate soundtrack
would finally be released on CD by Rhino Handmade. With some of
the tracks remastered to stereo!
Rhino previously released the remastered
and restored outtake versions of "Mack The Black", "Voodoo" and "Love
Of My Life" on their 1996 two disc compilation "Judy
Garland Collector's Gems from the MGM Films". "Be
A Clown" appeared on several compilation albums, and the stereo
version of the final version of "Mack The Black" had
it's debut on "Judy Garland
In Hollywood: Her Greatest Movie Hits".
All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan
& Eric Hemphill.
Image at right: Rare 1948 handled paper bag,
used to promote recent albums from M-G-M Records that the customer
put IN the bag. Click on the image to see the details, including
Betty Garrett featured in "Big City"!