Today, Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee Renée Zellweger releases her first ever solo album, as she stars on the Original Soundtrack for the highly-anticipated feature film JUDY. Listen HERE via Republic Records.
Renée is joined on the album by Sam Smith for a totally unique version of one of Garland's best-loved numbers, 'Get Happy', and teams up with Rufus Wainwright for a beautiful rendition of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' – both newly-recorded especially for the album.
This brand-new soundtrack marks 50 years since Judy Garland’s premature death in 1969, and 80 years since she shot to teenage stardom in The Wizard of Oz in 1939.
Based on the true story of Judy Garland’s final concerts in London in the late 1960s, the JUDY biopic now in theatres nationwide sees Zellweger in the role of the show business legend, bringing her own, newly-recorded and distinctive vocals to this totally unique album.
Talking of Zellweger’s phenomenal musical performance, the two times Olivier winner and Tony nominated director Rupert Goold commented:
“I made it clear to Renée that I wasn’t looking for an impersonation of Judy Garland’s inimitable voice, but what I wanted was for Renée to make the songs her own and this she did to thrilling effect.”