Harry on Broadway, Act I

Harry on Broadway, Act I

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by Harry Connick Jr.
     
 

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Pairing up the 2006 Broadway cast album of The Pajama Game and a newly recorded studio version of the 2001 musical Thou Shalt Not, Harry on Broadway, Act 1 showcases singer/pianist/composer Harry Connick, Jr.'s two forays onto the Great White Way. While Connick did not originally perform in Thou Shalt Not, here he takes on the lead in hisSee more details below

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Pairing up the 2006 Broadway cast album of The Pajama Game and a newly recorded studio version of the 2001 musical Thou Shalt Not, Harry on Broadway, Act 1 showcases singer/pianist/composer Harry Connick, Jr.'s two forays onto the Great White Way. While Connick did not originally perform in Thou Shalt Not, here he takes on the lead in his adaptation of Émile Zola's novel Thérèse Raquin. A dark romance of adultery and murder, Thou Shalt Not received a mixed critical and public response after it opened, and the tragic events of 9/11 only compounded the problems. Nonetheless, despite a low-key and often melancholy sameness to these songs, Connick's warm vocals and superb piano playing combined with appearances by saxophonist Branford Marsalis makes this version -- there is also 2002's Thou Shalt Not [Original Broadway Cast] -- a winning jazz album. Similarly, Connick's star turn as the lead in Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' classic '50s musical The Pajama Game is a case of brilliant casting and superb talent meeting first-class material. Connick, with his supple vocals and movie star looks, was born to play these kinds of roles, and in some ways he even bests original star John Raitt as Connick is a true jazz vocalist who can imbue these songs with Sinatra-esque flair.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828768288320
catalogNumber:
82883

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Pajama Game/Overture
  2. The Pajama Game/Racing with the Clock
  3. The Pajama Game/A New Town Is a Blue Town
  4. The Pajama Game/I'm Not at All in Love
  5. The Pajama Game/I'll Never Be Jealous Again
  6. The Pajama Game/Hey There
  7. The Pajama Game/Sleep Tite
  8. The Pajama Game/Her Is
  9. The Pajama Game/Once a Year Day
  10. The Pajama Game/Once a Year Day Playoff
  11. The Pajama Game/Her Is (Reprise)
  12. The Pajama Game/Small Talk
  13. The Pajama Game/There Once Was a Man
  14. The Pajama Game/Factory Music/Slow Down
  15. The Pajama Game/Hey There (Reprise)
  16. The Pajama Game/Steam Heat
  17. The Pajama Game/The World Around Us
  18. The Pajama Game/Hey There (Reprise)/If You Win You Lose
  19. The Pajama Game/Think of the Time I Save
  20. The Pajama Game/Hernando's Hideaway
  21. The Pajama Game/The Three of Us
  22. The Pajama Game/Seven-And-A-Half Cents
  23. The Pajama Game/There Once Was a Man (Reprise)
  24. The Pajama Game/Hernando's Jive
  25. The Pajama Game/The Pajama Game

Disc 2

  1. Thou Shalt Not/Oh, My Dear (Something's Gone Wrong)
  2. Thou Shalt Not/Can't We Tell
  3. Thou Shalt Not/Such Love
  4. Thou Shalt Not/I Like Love More
  5. Thou Shalt Not/My Little World
  6. Thou Shalt Not/All Things
  7. Thou Shalt Not/I Need to Be in Love
  8. Thou Shalt Not/Oh! Ain't That Sweet
  9. Thou Shalt Not/The Other Hours
  10. Thou Shalt Not/Take Advantage
  11. Thou Shalt Not/Take Her to the Mardi Gras

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harry Connick   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Roz Ryan   Vocals
Michael McKean   Vocals
Rob Berman   Conductor
Paula Leggett Chase   Vocals
Vince Pesce   Vocals
Joyce Chittick   Vocals
Jennifer Cody   Vocals
Michael McCormick   Vocals
Dave Eggers   Vocals
Megan Lawrence   Vocals
Bridget Berger   Vocals
Stephen Berger   Vocals
Michael Halling   Vocals
Bianca Marroquin   Vocals
Pajama Game Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Richard Poe   Vocals
Jeffrey Schecter   Vocals
Thou Shalt Not Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Debra Walton   Vocals
Peter Benson   Vocals
Kelli O'Hara   Vocals

Technical Credits

Harry Connick   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes
Jerry Ross   Composer,Lyricist
Richard Adler   Lyricist
Vincent Caro   Engineer
Tracey Freeman   Producer
Sandy Palmer Grassi   Engineer
Palma Kolansky   Cover Photo
Ann Marie Wilkins   Executive Producer
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Peter Doris   Digital Editing
Todd Haimes   Liner Notes
Alex Venguer   Pro-Tools

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