CD Review and One2One Blog Tour: Your Songs by Harry Connick, Jr.

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Your Songs
by Harry Connick, Jr.

Audio CD (September 22, 2009)
Original Release Date: September 22, 2009
Label: Sony Music Distribution
ASIN: B002DYJAJ8

Description
On his new album entitled Your Songs, Harry Connick, Jr. 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!


Your Songs track selections are skewed towards signature songs for iconic performers: Elvis Presley’s “I Can't Help Falling In Love With You,” Nat King Cole’s “Mona Lisa,” Tony Bennett’s “Who Can I Turn To?,” Frank Sinatra’s “All The Way,” Billy Joel’s “Just The Way You Are” and more!

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)
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)

Behind the scenes look at "Making Of" the album


About Harry

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.

Married since 1994 to model Jill Goodacre, they have three daughters ranging in ages from 7-13. And for Harry – family comes first !

Review
What can I say? I have been a fan of Harry Connick, Jr. for years and while this newest album features the smooth, mellow voice of HC, I wasn't impressed. These are the same songs that seem to get pulled everytime someone does a remake of the classics. While I enjoyed the music, the CD didn't WOW me as his former CD's have done. Even with the big band backing him up, the songs felt bland. I was disappointed, as I've loved his music in the past, and just didn't feel it was up to his usual standard. If you're a HC fan, you'll enjoy this CD. If you're introducing someone to HC, this isn't the CD that I'd choose. I'd give this 3 out of 5 stars.

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