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|Harry Connick Jr.|
When Harry Met Sally: Music From The Motion Picture
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Plucked from the piano bars of New Orleans, Harry Connick Jr. was an unlikely choice to pen the soundtrack for a major Hollywood release. But everyone concerned hit the jackpot. As with the best of Connick's music, When Ha... more »
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Plucked from the piano bars of New Orleans, Harry Connick Jr. was an unlikely choice to pen the soundtrack for a major Hollywood release. But everyone concerned hit the jackpot. As with the best of Connick's music, When Harry Met Sally resonates with a whimsical yet sophisticated and urbane energy. That smooth, breathy tenor, combined with some inventive arrangements, brought color and setting to the film, playing a plum supporting role for Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Beyond the film, this collection of reworked standards stands on its own quite well. A lustrous vocal line bookends the hopping instrumental swing in the middle of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," playing that song's central melancholy up with a Nelson Riddle-esque big-band sweep. Connick's take on "Love Is Here to Stay" puts a gentle cha-cha behind the familiar verses, slowly working in a lazily wandering tenor sax. By the time the record fades out in a hushed, tender rendition of "Where or When," Connick has managed to thoroughly charm us, whether we'd seen the movie or not. --Matthew Cooke
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Lisa C. (cider) from DELRAY BEACH, FL
Reviewed on 4/27/2007...
Gotta love this CD. Filled with old standards done by Harry Connick Jr.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
The songs in the movie and their whereabout
Long Distance Voyager | Hong Kong, China | 06/08/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
""Music from the motion picture", what a misleading title. If you do not pay particular attention to this, you might think that the songs in this CD are those heard in the movie. In fact, none of them is, including those songs sung by Harry Connick, Jr., the versions here are different from those in the movie.
The followings are the songs featured in the movie and their origin:
1. Our love is here to stay - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
2. Let's call the whole thing off - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (the above two comes from the Verve CD "Ella & Louis Again")
3. Don't pull your love - Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (From the MCA CD "Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Greatest Hits)
4. Rambling man - Allman Brothers (From the Polygram CD "A Decade of Hits 1969-1979)
5. Right time of the night - Jennifer Warnes (From the Arista CD "The best of Jennifer Warnes)
6. Where or when - Ella Fitzgerald (From the Verve CD (1) "Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]" (2) "The very best of Rodgers and Hart Song Book" released in 2007. (Updated on 29 Feb 2008)
7. Winter Wonderland - Ray Charles (From the CBS CD "The spirit of Christmas")
8. Have yourself a Merry little Christmas - Bing Crosby (From the Capitol CD " Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics [ORIGINAL RECORDING REISSUED] [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED])
9. It had to be you - Frank Sinatra (From the WEA International CD "Romance"[IMPORT])
Two songs were sung by Billy Crystal in the movie:
1. The Surrey with the fringe on top (with Meg Ryan when singing thru the Karaoke machine)(originally a song featured in "Oklahoma! by Gordon MacRae/Shirley Jones/Charlotte Greenwood ", my choice is Frank Sinatra's version from "Sinatra Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein" which I think is the most appropriate version)
2. Call me (singing to the answering machine of Sally)(originally a hit by Petula Clark in the 60's)
The following are the music heard in the movie:
Songs sung by Harry Connick, Jr. featured in the movie included:
1. Don't get around much anymore
2. The Tables have turned (Composed by Marc Shaiman)
3. Medley : It had to be you/Let's call the whole thing off/But not for me (heard at the end credit sequence)
"Adante of Mozart's String Quintet in E Flat, KV 614" is performed during the wedding ceremony of Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby. "Autumn in New York","Isn't it romantic", "I could write a book", "Stomping at the Savoy", "But not for me", "Say it isn't so" and "Don't be that way" all featured in the movie as score and are beautifully played (as shown in the end credit, some of these songs are performed by Harry Connick, Jr Trio, Orchestrations by Marc Shaiman and Thom Sharp), but you can only hear them in the movie.
Buyer beware! It's not really the movie soundtrack!
Long Distance Voyager | 02/11/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was very disappointed to receive this CD only to find out that the movie's original artists were replaced with Harry Connick Jr.'s interpretations of their music. Although I like Connick's music, it was the soundtrack I was after. Be a better shopper than I was, and be sure you're getting what you want."