Tuesday, October 06, 2009
My Review Of "Your Songs"
A New CD by Harry Connick Jr.
Thanks to the wonderful people at the One2One Network I was provided with the new Harry Connick Jr. CD entitled " Your Songs." This is from their newsletter regarding a little background on the man and his music.
Singer, actor, composer, pianist, philanthropist, husband, father – Harry Connick, Jr. is all those things wrapped up in one (handsome!) package.
Harry's been indulging his musical passion since the age of 3, and played publicly for the first time at the age of 6! His career has been studded with awards and recognition, including several multi-platinum and gold albums, 25 million albums sold worldwide, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Awards; Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, and so much more.
On his new album entitled Your Songs, Harry performs classic songs by some of the greatest musicians of all time, with a full jazz big band and string orchestra! He collaborated with the legendary Clive Davis, who has managed & guided the careers of so many fantastic musicians (Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson). These songs are the tunes that you always find yourself humming along to when you hear them!
Check out the track list (Originally performed by):
All The Way (Frank Sinatra)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters)
The Way You Look Tonight
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Your Song (Elton John)
Some Enchanted Evening
And I Love You So (Don McLean)
Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett)
Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)
Personally, I am a lover of the old standards and there is something for every taste on this song list. My favorite, however, is " Can't Help Falling In Love With You, originally performed by Elvis Presley. Harry Connick Jr. does the song proud and I could listen to this particular song over and over and still not tire of it at all!
For a behind the scenes look at the making of this album go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m22XB2WJ5NXPVL
With the stress filled months of holidays that lie ahead for all of us, who wouldn't relish a few quiet moments just to sit back and relax with some old friends?
Posted by wendy wallach at 4:16 PM