Your Songs

Your Songs

by Harry Connick Jr.
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Overview

Carrying out a concept from famed producer Clive Davis, Harry Connick Jr.'s Your Songs delivers a set of classic tunes that are both familiar and contemporary.

Connick reinterprets signature songs from Elvis ("Can't Help Falling in Love with You"), the Beatles ("And I Love Her"), Frank Sinatra ("All the Way"), Billy Joel ("Just the Way You Are"), and others.

Sax man Branford Marsalis solos on "All The Way," while "Can't Help Falling In Love" features brother Wynton on trumpet. You can't help but sing along with this beautiful collection of your songs!

Don't miss the Barnes & Noble edition of the album, which includes the exclusive bonus track "Killing Me Softly." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2009
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886974722823
catalogNumber: 747228
Rank: 6255

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Connick   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Vocals
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
John Fumo   Trumpet
Joe Barati   Bass Trombone
Cenobia Cummings   Concert Master
George Doering   Guitar
John Eckert   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Percussion,Drums
Greg Huckins   Baritone Saxophone
Roger Ingram   Trumpet
Leroy Jones   Trumpet
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
Bill Liston   Alto Saxophone
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Joe Magnarelli   Trumpet
Branford Marsalis   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet,Soloist
Andy Martin   Trombone
Ernie Watts   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Weldon   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Dave Smith   Trumpet
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Bryan Sutton   Guitar
Ned Goold   Alto Saxophone
Arthur Latin   Bass
Neal Caine   Bass
Jeff Bush   Trombone
Geoff Burke   Alto Saxophone
Mike Karn   Tenor Saxophone
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Dion Tucker   Trombone

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Composer
Harry Connick   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
Billy Joel   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Don McLean   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Vincent Caro   Engineer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Clive Davis   Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Tracey Freeman   Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
David Bett   Art Direction
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Chris Finney   Engineer
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction

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Your Songs 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
ms0812 More than 1 year ago
Your Songs really put me in a romantic mood! I'll be honest...this isn't the type of music I typically listen to, but I can't help but appreciate the level of talent it takes to pull off music of this caliber. The album is full of classic, recognizable tunes that are sure to help you relax and unwind. The perfect soundtrack for a date night at home! With so many songs out now with questionable lyrics and messages, it's nice to get back to the way music really should be and Harry does it here brilliantly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listen to this CD whenever I get an opportunity!
S_Corrie More than 1 year ago
I first fell in love with Harry Connick, Jr. during the movie When Harry Met Sally. Since then, I have enjoyed his music and appearances on Will and Grace. Dreamy. Well this album is just another great addition to his collection of work. They are songs I grew up with, and can be listened with friends, parents and kids. I love sharing these songs in their new iterations by Harry Connick, Jr. I even prefer his version of Your Song more than Elton John's original! It's a great album.
Smiles11 More than 1 year ago
Wow! Absolutely beautiful! His voice is amazing and so touching. I love "Can't Help Falling In Love With You." A must have for any Harry Connick Jr. or Jazz fan. The songs have so much soul and feeling. So many wonderful favorites. Thanks HCJ for my new favorite CD! A fantastic collection!
Pitcairn6 More than 1 year ago
Harry Connick is an excellent talent and performer. Worth buying for yourself and as a gift.
clae82 More than 1 year ago
Listening to Your Songs is like stepping into a time machine. At first I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this remake. However, Harry Connick Jr. does not loose the general essence of the music but rather gives it an upbeat modern feel. Enjoying the cd has been a great way to lift my spirits. I find myself leaving it on for long periods of time as background music. I know that it may not be the most modern music available but who says that something old has to be bad?
emma_m More than 1 year ago
I picked up this cd because I have a wide variety of musical tastes and I thought the track list was interesting. I enjoyed it and I've found it to be relaxing when working.
cheertiger More than 1 year ago
This album is a pleasure to listen to. The songs are all classics and are done tastefully. Some even got totally new arrangements to spice them up. It's the kind of album that can put a smile on your face and calm you down no matter what is going on in your day. Although I love Harry's original music, this album delivers YOUR SONGS with class.
SherriLeigh More than 1 year ago
I didn't know what to expect with this CD, but was pleasantly surprised. His vocals are impeccable, and his choice of songs superb. His voice is sultry and sexy. Some of my favorites on this CD were Smile, The Way You Look Tonight, and Mona Lisa. I cannot imagine many people not liking this CD. It's superb.
Tiggeriffic More than 1 year ago
Harry is spit-shined & polished! It would be some enchanted evening to be out with him! The standouts on the CD are "Some Enchanted Evening", "The Way You Look Tonight" (I'm seeing a lot of Brides and Grooms having their first dance to this one!), "Smile" (Holy Cow what a trumpet lead! I bet they had to turn down his mic.) and "Your Song". "Besame Mucho" is HOT! Wow. "(They Long To Be) Close to You" is a wonderfully fun and clever arrangement. I was not impressed by "And I Love You So" and "And I Love Her". The "First Time Ever I Saw Her Face" should be eradicated from the soundwaves of this earth. Ugh! Not to say Harry didn't do his best spicing it up with a new, leading chord progression, but it is still one of the most irritating songs ever written, in my humble opinion. The most notable difference with this CD in comparison with Harry's earlier works is that the tracks on this album have been worked and perfected. He has obviously been training his voice- his tapering ending to notes is like melting Lindt chocolate. That's a good thing when you are in the leagues with the Michael Buble, but I think that Harry sold out a little by refining his work a little too much. The raw character of his New Orleans upbringing is missing from this album. The closest to this on this album is "Your Song". It grooves, he sounds like he's having fun singing it and I am definitely having fun listening to it. This album is a wonderful choice for an evening cocktail party or a city night out on the town.
DeniceJams More than 1 year ago
A look and feel of good music from a louisiana soulful voice. Great Album Harry!
snorklemonster More than 1 year ago
If you like Harry, I think you'll love these covers. I'm a fan, plus we are close in age, so I enjoyed his choices. These will make great additions to his tour sets. Plus, fun background music for a dinner party!
shoppinmamact More than 1 year ago
If you are a Harry fan already, you will be glad to add this to your collection. I don't think I'd recommend it for a first timer, though. He's still got the amazing voice that makes me all melty...and "Some Enchanted Evening" brought me to tears- it was one of my mother's all time favorite songs and hearing it in his voice, knowing how much she enjoyed his music- it just hit home. This CD will be a frequently played one when I want some mellow, chill music to hang out or have playing during dinner...especially when I need to remember my mom. Its like comfort food for my ears.
dajjnm More than 1 year ago
Never underestimate the big band sounds from Harry Connick Jr. His new CD "Your Songs" drops today, September 22 and is filled with familiar, favorite songs from when I was growing up but with Harry on the vocals rather than Elvis, The Carpenters... Being that it is a CD full of recognizable songs from my past (They way you look tonight, First time I ever saw your face, Some Enchanted Evening), Harry has some pretty big shoes to fill. First, his voice is very clear and relaxed as always. The music backing him up is outstanding. The songs take on a new life and he gives them his touch without changing them drastically. I don't like it when someone takes a classic song and changes it so much that it doesn't even resemble the great original- not here. This CD is a great toe-tapping, hum-along must for those looking to remember times past!
AngieL More than 1 year ago
Harry Connick Jr has a great and smooth voice and can sing anything and make it sound better. That is what he did with some old favorite songs. I really enjoyed "Just The Way You Are" and "The Way You Look Tonight". Every Harry Connick Jr. fan should own this CD. It is great and can be enjoyed from beginning to end.
D_Dancer More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Harry Connick, Jr since his ongoing stint on "Will and Grace," but I've never listened to much of his music. It always struck me as "mom music" - the kind of music that promotes lots of sentiment and nostalgia. I got this CD from One2One and planned on passing it on to my mom after I had listened to it once, but I think I might just have to keep it for myself! Is it cheesy? Yup. Does it promote sentiment and nostalgia? Of course. But the songs are classic and Connick's voice is amazing. "Besame Mucho" was by far my favorite track - so beautiful. I enjoyed the big band feel of "All the Way" and the interesting take on "Your Song." The only track that I skip over when I listen to the CD is "Can't Help Falling in Love With You." I'm not a fan of the original; the U2 cover is the best, and this doesn't quite compare. While I probably wouldn't have picked this up for myself (though again, maybe for my ma), I like the album overall and plan to listen to it again.
Phoenixj More than 1 year ago
This album makes pleasant enough background music, but is not Connick's best effort. On Your Songs, the artist covers a number of popular tunes, mostly love songs. He's backed by a full orchestra, including talented musicians such as Branford & Wynton Marsalis. Connick has a melodic voice that's easy to listen to, & overall the music is mellow & relaxing. However neither Connick or the other musicians have enough opportunities to shine. Some of the tunes are too polished for my taste, with not that many stand-out moments. I did enjoy his interpretations of First Time Ever I Saw Your Face & Your Song, songs I've long been fond of. Smile & Besame Mucho both have a bright brassy flavour that I found quite cheerful. If you like easy listening music & orchestral arrangements, you might find this record worth a listen. (I received Your Songs as a promotion from the One2One Network.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tmdprince More than 1 year ago
If you like Harry Connick Jr, your going to like this CD, is it ground breaking -- no...but it is a great CD to relax to at the end of a hectic day. I enjoyed this CD the first time I listened to it and enjoy it more every time I listen.
brezi More than 1 year ago
This new album showcases Harry Connick, Jr's fantastic voice. He takes on songs from Elton John, Billy Joel, John Lennon, Rogers & Hammerstein, and many more artists. My favorite song is track # 9, Harry Connick's jazzy version of "Your Song." This is a relaxing, feel-good album that will appeal to all ages.
SamanthaL More than 1 year ago
I expected a little more from this album. I liked the easy listening feel to it, but a lot of the songs sounded "forced". HJC is such a great singer, but I don't think this is one of his best albums. I love the song choices , I just wish he tried to make them him own a little more. Overall a nice relaxing CD, but I'd like to see him do better in the future.
l8dedi More than 1 year ago
I like the songs, I like Harry, so I was prepared to fall in love with the album. I'm not sure why, but I didn't. It won't be in my pile of favorite CD's, but I will listen to it once and a while.
MisfitPrincess More than 1 year ago
This album wasn't exactly what I was expecting. The songs are good, popular older songs. But they're sang in a way that makes them almost unrecognizable and boring. I love all types of music but this album didn't hold my interest at all. I had to force myself to listen through the entire thing. Good, maybe, for people looking for music reminiscent of music of the 1930s and 40s but overall, in my opinion, not worth the money spent.
qtpiestevenson13 More than 1 year ago
This is such a fantastic album. The flow from one song to the next seems almost seamless in some spots, and the songs are heaven. I love to listen to this album as I clean, because I can sing along to the parts that I know, and just hum along to the parts that I don't remember. Since a lot of these are older songs, it makes it easier to listen to them in the background while you are getting stuff done. Harry Connick Jr. adds his own personal touch to the old classic crooner songs also, which gives it that extra bit of personality. If you love these old crooner style songs, I highly recommend you give this album a go.
Joann020 More than 1 year ago
I had the opportunity to review this CD through a network called One2One. I waited in anticipation for the CD to arrive in the mail and as soon as I received it, I plugged in my headphones at work and let the listening session begin. It's terrific background music when you're multitasking for sure, as other reviewers have mentioned. But most of my CD selections for purchase are ones that I can crank up in the car and just let loose. With this CD, I just couldn't do that without getting bored. Each track is predictable, so much so that I could predict the arrangements before I even heard them. This might be because the songs are all too familiar, with tracks like Billy Joel's "Just the Way you Are" and Elton's "Your Song" (which ended up being two of my favorites), but my favorite CDs of Harry's are those where he seems to take more risks, like on "Star Turtle" and "She". This CD would work perfectly as a compilation to play during a cocktail hour at a wedding.