What a Night! - A Christmas Album
Harry Connick, Jr.
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||It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||What a Night!||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Christmas Day||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Have a Holly Jolly Christmas||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Please Come Home for Christmas||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||O Come All Ye Faithful||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies||Harry Connick, Jr.||2:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Let There Be Peace On Earth||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Winter Wonderland||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Santariffic||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Jingle Bells||Harry Connick, Jr.||5:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Zat You Santa Claus||Harry Connick, Jr.||3:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||We Three Kings||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Song for the Hopeful (feat. Kim Burrell)||Harry Connick, Jr.||4:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Auld Lang Syne||Harry Connick, Jr.||2:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Not only is this Harry Connick, Jr.'s third album of Christmas carols, it is also quite possibly his best. In fact, New York City's event planners were enchanted enough to invite him to perform at the 2008 lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. By mixing yuletide carols with a big band orchestra, New Orleans-steeped jazz, and ‘40s-inspired bebop, Connick has forged his own unique kind of Holiday tradition. This one opens with a swinging take on "It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" followed by Connick's own "What A Night!" one of four original compositions written for this engagement. Playing like a string-laden Sinatra ballad, the sentimental "Christmas Day" (another self-penned tune) was originally meant to be the title track. Gospel diva Kim Burrell graces "Let There Be Peace On Earth" with a soulful vocal performance over sweeping strings and a lilting horn section; she also joins Connick on the beat-heavy "Song for the Hopeful," another original that was initially written for the 2008 made- for-T.V. movie Living Proof. Connick transforms "We Three Kings" into a funky instrumental, but the star on the tree belongs to "Winter Wonderland," showcasing an endearing duet with Connick's daughter, Sarah Kate.
Merry Christmas Indeed
Another Great Album by Harry. This will be a HIT album once again; nice big band, great vocals, it will be a Merry Christmas Indeed.
What A Night - A Christmas Album
Takes me back to the first few Connick discs with his big band. Then he lost his way. His last couple of outings seem to have returned him to his big band roots. It's also obvious Harry Jr. has fun wih this music both old and new. Terry
Born: September 11, 1967 in New Orleans, LA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s