I have to say, I do love me some Harry Connick Jr. I love it when he croons. I can even watch him in a less than stellar performance like Hope Floats. But when it comes to old classics, I tend to prefer the original crooners to remakes. So, when I gave this CD a listen, I have to admit, hearing Harry do these old classics wasn't the same as hearing Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, or Elvis. At least, not for me.
The CD features these classics (orignally 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)
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)
I wanted to love it, I really did. But in the end, I have to say I like my Harry Connick Jr. more jazzy and upbeat. I'll take my classics from the old classics. That said, I still wouldn't kick him out of bed for eatin' crackers.