When Harry Met Sally... [Music from the Motion Picture]by Harry Connick Jr.
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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Performance CreditsHarry Connick Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Jay Berliner Acoustic Guitar
Jeff "Tain" Watts Drums
Marc Shaiman Piano
Frank Wess Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ben Wolfe Bass
Technical CreditsGeorge Gershwin Composer
Harry Connick Producer
Dennis Ferrante Engineer
Tim Geelan Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Marc Shaiman Arranger,Producer,Orchestration
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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.
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.
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.