Showing posts with label Your Songs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Your Songs. Show all posts

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Harry Connick Jr 'Your Songs', CD Review and Giveaway!

Congratulations Ascending Butterfly follower, 'VJ ~ vantalee' winner of the Harry Connick Jr 'Your Song's CD!  Don't forget to enter our current giveaways listed on the upper right hand side of the page where it says 'WIN HERE'. Good Luck Everyone and congrats to our newest Ascending Butterfly Giveaway Winner!

Ascending Butterfly wants to add a little music to your Holiday Weekend!

As you may remember we were given the opportunity to provide readers with a review of Harry Connick Jr 'Your Songs', CD, you can read the full review HERE

The One2One Network has generously arranged for one lucky Ascending Butterfly reader to win a copy of their very own!


WIN IT! - 1 reader will receive a copy of Harry Connick Jr's new CD, 'Your Songs'.

How to Win: You must be a follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. In addition, please share your favorite Harry album or song!

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Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Your Songs - Harry Connick Jr CD Review

Your Songs - Harry Connick Jr CD Review

When the One2One Network reached out to me and asked me if I would be interested in listening to Harry Connick Jr's new CD, Your Songs I didn't hesitate one second in saying YES, YES, YES!!!! Now they never did confirm whether or not I will be able to offer a giveaway, I truly do hope so and will keep you posted here when I get the final answer. Don't hesitate to write in and let the folks at one2one know that Ascending Butterfly's out there want a chance to win the CD too!

I love Harry's voice and his music and consider myself a long time fan! I also enjoy his acting. Everyone that knows me knows I love horror movies and I have to admit Harry truly creeped me out in Copycat, he played a killer just a little too well, LOL! (1995 thriller, you can get it online or rent it at your local video store). Odd to be attracted to someone and creeped out by them at the same time, lol!

Harry's voice immediately conjures up certain images for me, specifically a glass of wine and a bubble bath are the top two, because that's how I usually enjoy his music! This new album was no different. I immediately tore it open and went into the bathroom to listen, I mean solely for the great acoustics and all.....

The first track is Frank Sinatra's classic 'All the Way' and Harry wraps his voice around it like a hug. It's one of my favorite tracks on this album of standards. Another standout is Harry's rendition of Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile'.

Now I will admit I tend to always end up preferring the originals to a re-make, and there are two tracks on this album that were better left to their original artists, one is 'Can't Help Falling in Love With You'. I don't think anyone will sound sexier than Elvis crooning that track. And as a Latina I have to admit that Harry also falls short on 'Besame Mucho' (a song written in 1940 by a young girl named Consuelo Velázquez before her sixteenth birthday, According to Velázquez, she wrote this song even though she had never been kissed yet at the time. She was inspired by the aria "Quejas, o la Maja y el Ruisenor" from the Spanish 1916 opera Goyescas by Enrique Granados.). Besame Mucho was first performed by Emilio Tuero with notable covers by Cesaria Evora, Javier Solis, and others.

This album is like coming home in every other way though, it's familiar, it's comfortable, it's the places and the people you know. It's the perfect accompaniment to a romantic dinner or a night in with your sweetie.

Album Tracklisting (Originally performed by):

All The Way (Frank Sinatra)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
And I Love Her (The Beatles)
(They Long To Be) Close To You (The Carpenters)
Besame Mucho (Emilio Tuero)
The Way You Look Tonight
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Your Song (Elton John)
Some Enchanted Evening
And I Love You So (Don McLean)
Who Can I Turn To? (Tony Bennett)
Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole)

Harry’s Upcoming TV Appearances:

9/28 – Today Show
9/29 – The View
9/30 – Imus in the Morning
9/30 – Letterman
10/1 – Today Show
Week of 10/5 – Rachael Ray

Other links:

Behind the Scene look at ‘Making of’ the album:

Harry’s website: