Saturday, October 10, 2009
Review: Harry Connick Jr. "Your Songs"
Thanks to One 2 One Network, I recently received Harry Connick Jr.'s latest CD, called "Your Songs" to review.
I have always enjoyed Harry Connick Jr.'s music and even his acting! I was delighted to be able to listen to this CD. The songs on this CD are signature songs by some of the greatest musicians. Harry sings them in his jazzy crooner style with a full jazz big band and string orchestra. The original songs were sung by Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett and many more.
Here's the list of songs and the original performers in parentheses:
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)
I like Harry's mellow jazzy style. I do have to say that I already loved the original versions of these songs. I had to get the original versions out of my head so I could enjoy Harry's versions. The more I listened, that wasn't hard to do! It's almost like Harry invited you over to his place (well, with an orchestra there of course!) and sat down to sing you some of your favorite songs.
If you like Harry Connick Jr.'s style and you like these classic songs, then you will enjoy this new CD. You can purchase the CD here. Now, let me go curl up by the fire with my hubby and let Harry sing. :)
Disclosure: One 2 One Network sent me this CD for free and asked me to post an honest review on my blog. I have not received compensation for the review other than the free CD.