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Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Love You Just the Way You Are

Harry Connick, Jr. has been my absolute favorite crooner since college days and I was thrilled to have a chance to review his newest CD "Your Songs".

Let me preface this by saying I typically do not listen to what I'd refer to as "secular" music, but as I mentioned, I do have a love for Harry and his style of music, so this was an opportunity I wasn't ready to pass up.

Harry's voice is as smooth as ever, and the selection of songs he's added to this album are simply fantastic -- the classics we all know and love, backed by a full jazz band and orchestra.

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)

Now...would I buy this album? A definitive and resounding "yes". Should you buy it? Only if you have a deep and abiding love for great jazz music that would be a perfect accompaniment to any holiday party this season (and if you don't have it - please for the love of all things Christmas - buy his Christmas album!).

Want to know more about Harry? Check out his website and facebook fan pages! Want to see the making of the video and some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage? Check out the video.

[Disclosure: Product provided for review.]

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Emily said...

I love Harry connick Jr., too! I saw him live a year or two ago. Man! just fantastic.

Good to hear a review. From a trusted source. ;)

Ashleigh (Heart and Home) said...

Be still my heart. I love and adore HCJ... mostly thanks to him as Justin Matese, and the Christmas album I grew up listening to. Now I shall buy this, yes I shall. :D

Best Life said...

I love this album. I got it right when it came out and it bring back so many memories. Lisa~

Sande said...

He was just over here in Australia