Thursday, September 24, 2009

Review- Harry Connick Jr. Your Songs

A few days ago, I got a CD in the mail to review for One 2 One Network.  It was the new Harry Connick Jr. CD titled Your Songs.  Let me just say, wow!  There's just something about his voice.  I could listen to him all day long.  His voice is so soothing and romantic!

Your Songs features classic songs sung by Harry.  He's accompanied by a full jazz band and string orchestra.  One of the great things about this CD is I know most all of the songs, so I can sing along.  Even though these songs were made famous by someone else, Harry makes each song his own.

Some of my favorite songs on the album are Smile and Can't Help Falling In Love With You.  You can see the making of the album and hear a little bit of it at Amazon.  If you want to learn more about Harry and his new album you can become a fan of Harry Connick Jr. on Facebook.

Song List

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)
Besame Mucho
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)

Harry's CD just came out a couple days ago, so he's going to be on TV promoting it, probably even singing some of these songs.  You can catch him for the next few weeks on these shows:

9/25 – Oprah “Live Friday”
9/28 – Today Show
9/29 – The View
9/30 – Imus in the Morning
9/30 – Letterman
10/1 – Today Show
Week of 10/5 – Rachael Ray

In my opinion, this is a wonderful album!  Thanks One 2 One Network and Harry Connick Jr. for giving me a CD to review!


Anonymous said...

Those are all beautiful songs and he does a great job of making them seem brand new. Thanks Nancy, this cd would make a great gift idea for Christmas.

tammi said...

Mmmmmm, I do love me some HCJr!!! Definitely one of my favourite artists.

Abatevintage said...

Wow Harry Connick Jr.'s voice is soothing. It is extremely nice to listen to him. A whole cd free to view that sounds like heaven.


KathyB. said...

When I first heard of, and then heard Harry Connick Jr. he was being compared to Frank Sinatra. I am not sure about that, I think I like him better than Frank...what do you think Nancy?

Wendy said...

I love Harry Connick, Jr! Have you ever heard his version of "If I Only Had a Brain"? It is awesome. (I think it was on his album 25. Pretend that is italicized.)

Anonymous said...

Great review! It does sound like a nice CD for a Christmas gift.

Have a wonderful weekend.

My Blessings From Above said...

Love Harry Connick Jr.!

Nancy M. said...

Kathy, I think I do like him better than Frank. His voice just takes you away!