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When Harry Met Sally... [Music from the Motion Picture]
     

When Harry Met Sally... [Music from the Motion Picture]

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by Harry Connick Jr.
 

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It took a soundtrack project to make the career of singer/pianist Harry Connick Jr. The identity problems that had plagued his earlier recordings -- is he primarily a pianist who sometimes sings or vice versa? -- were finally ironed out on a movie tie-in that placed Connick's retro-smoothie singing front and center. The handful of piano features on this recording,

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It took a soundtrack project to make the career of singer/pianist Harry Connick Jr. The identity problems that had plagued his earlier recordings -- is he primarily a pianist who sometimes sings or vice versa? -- were finally ironed out on a movie tie-in that placed Connick's retro-smoothie singing front and center. The handful of piano features on this recording, including "Autumn in New York" and "Winter Wonderland," were presented as pleasant diversions from the main event. Connick's easy-on-the-ears versions of such chestnuts as "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "It Had to Be You," and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" displayed his careful study of such important vocal stylists as Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin. As the film "When Harry Met Sally" itself proved, romance never goes out of style, and with Connick, a whole new generation looking for a vocal icon to sing sweet nothings finally had a high-style crooner to call their very own.

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Harry Connick, Jr.'s vocals perfectly fit the moods throughout the 1989 Billy Crystal film When Harry Met Sally. This soundtrack album (which stands apart from the movie) was a big hit and a major step forward for the young pianist-vocalist, although it appears to have been the high point of his career. Connick warmly sings such numbers as "It Had to Be You," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "But Not for Me," and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," while usually accompanied by bassist Benjamin Wolfe, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, and a big band. Frank Wess' warm tenor makes a brief appearance on "Our Love Is Here to Stay." In addition, there are a few melodic instrumentals, including some solo Connick piano on "Winter Wonderland" and "Autumn in New York." Highly recommended.

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Release Date:
07/13/1989
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644531923
catalogNumber:
45319

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When Harry Met Sally 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
He has absolutely no range in his voice. If you like a single tone, get this. I'll listen to Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan or Frank Sinatra sing these songs. They have voices with great range.
JoanneS More than 1 year ago
When people want to listen to a SOUND TRACK, that's what they want - the sound track from the movie. Not somebody's monotone voice singing the songs. We want the original recordings. This was SO disappointing. Yuck.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the CD very much. The songs flowed together. The instrumentals were incredible and fun to listen to. I can't believe Harry Connick, Jr., originally performed this CD at such a young age. Fans of this genre and the movie will love the CD.
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