Your Songs [B&N Exclusive Version]

Your Songs [B&N Exclusive Version]

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by Harry Connick Jr.

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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

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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

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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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
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.)
DeniceJams More than 1 year ago
A look and feel of good music from a louisiana soulful voice. Great Album Harry!
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.
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.
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.
Pitcairn6 More than 1 year ago
Harry Connick is an excellent talent and performer. Worth buying for yourself and as a gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listen to this CD whenever I get an opportunity!
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!
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.
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SusanIN More than 1 year ago
I didn't know a thing about Harry Connick, Jr., when I received this album to review, so I had no expectations. I've enjoyed it! It's full of familiar classics, which I liked. I like to play it while I go about my day - it's soothing and relaxing. There are no big artistic changes made to the songs, which I appreciated, and Connick's voice is pleasant without being especially distinctive or distracting. The "big band" sound of the backgrounds was familiar and calming as well. Recommended.
kratzy More than 1 year ago
This may not be the expected song choices and arrangements from Harry Connick Jr, but I found this selection of songs and especially their arrangements to be very relaxing. Good for cold winter nights or long weekends, when you want to relax or read a book. I especially liked the arrangements for "Just the way you are" and "The way you look tonight". Very light rhythm and relaxing to listen. Overall the songs seem more light than their traditional arragenements and may be unexpected to Harry Connick Jr fans who are most used to the jazz background. I do believe that his voice is not being as challenged as much in these songs as is usually the case, but this light rhythm makes the arrangements more easy listening. Overall, an interesting new CD by Harry Connick Jr that offers familiar songs in new arrangements. Buy this CD if you want easy listening music, may not be the best choice for die hard jazz enthusiasts or fans of the traditional Harry Connick Jr.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting something really big from Harry with this CD. He's had so many in recent years that were just lacking. I guess he did make a mistake collaborating with someone else who just wanted to make money off his name. I used to love, love, love Harry's music. And, I have seen him in concert. But, somewhere along the way, he just seems to have lost his original flare to making music fun. Don't get me wrong, his voice is beautiful. But, he just doesn't seem to make an effort at making this music standout. I was so disappointed I wanted to cry.
LifeMoreSimply More than 1 year ago
This CD is a smooth, easy listening arrangement of familiar songs. It's arranged well and lies somewhere between big band and jazz. Wonderful for dinner music and background music for tame parties, this is a CD that you have to be in the mood for, but you'll be rewarded every time that you listen! You can read my full review (if this one didn't satisfy you, haha) at
Kaydale More than 1 year ago
Harry Connick Jr. presents "Your Songs" with great awe. He truly brings these classics into a new light. Grab some candles and wine and just relax. Will bring great satisfaction to the ears of many.
J321 More than 1 year ago
I was expecting this album to be very mellow and I've been enjoying it. I like the song selection and a lot of them are done very much like the original version which gives the disk a very comfortable and familiar sound but not very original. I think this album makes great background music for a dinner party but it's not really engaging for dedicated listening. The vocals and background music are very pretty and smooth. My favorite is the first track, "All The Way."
karefreeman2000 More than 1 year ago
All the songs on Harry Connick Jr's YOUR SONGS are indeed songs from my past. I remember the original recordings of many of these from years ago and he did them justice. Harry's voice lends itself to the old school crooner and brings back all my old school memories. Thank to Harry for sharing them with us again. I didn't realize how much I missed them!