The original soundtrack was not actually released as an album until the 1950s. Today, it is a valuable enough commodity that it has been re-mastered and re-released digitally for contemporary audiences.
This live Garland album is her most beloved and notorious, capturing the singer at her best—over 20 years into her rocky career.
Over forty years after the fact, gay singer Rufus Wainwright undertook to imitate Judy Garland's entire Carnegie Hall performance—in a Carnegie Hall performance of his own. Perhaps surprisingly, the show was a huge success despite some opposition from die-hard Garland fans—to be expected in any attempt to re-create a legend.