Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Harry Connick, Jr. - Music from the Motion Picture When Harry Met Sally (1989)


Note: this release was originally purchased as a cassette tape, later replaced by a CD.

Harry crooning standards. Although this music perfectly fits the movie, this is the rare soundtrack album that truly succeeds as a stand-alone release. That could be because most of these recordings weren't actually heard in the movie. A true soundtrack would have been heavy on Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong; and it would be fun to piece together an actual soundtrack compilation (like I did here for Sixteen Candles). But no matter - it's still a great album. Recorded around the same time as 20, this is a great companion CD to that. It's my favorite Connick jazz album, although I still prefer the NOLA funk of She.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #42

Tracks: My favorites with vocals are Love Is Here To Stay, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off. My favorite instrumentals are Stompin' At The Savoy, Winter Wonderland, and It Had To Be You.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: My new bride and I saw this movie in Carrollton a few months after we were married. We loved it and had decided to buy the soundtrack before we left the theater.

Previously revisited for the blog:
She (1994)
When My Heart Finds Christmas (1993)
20 (1988)

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