Songs I Heard

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Songs I Heard
Studio album by Harry Connick, Jr.
Released October 23, 2001
Recorded Manhattan Center Studios, NYC, July 23–26, 2001
Genre Big Band/Orchestra
Length 58:20
Label Columbia
Producer Tracey Freeman
Harry Connick, Jr. chronology
30
(2001)
Songs I Heard
(2001)
Thou Shalt Not
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Songs I Heard (2001) is an album by Harry Connick, Jr, with his take on songs from movies he remembers watching as a child. The album features tunes from Annie, The Sound of Music, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Mary Poppins, and The Wizard of Oz. The album is arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Harry Connick Jr.

Winner of the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Songs I Heard was released on the same date as his album 30.

Story[edit]

Harry Connick, Jr transforms tunes from classic childhood films into big band songs. He has said about the album, that "It’s a fun record, but it’s definitely for adults".[1]

Connick, in a 2003 interview, gives a comparison between getting children to appreciate music, with getting them to appreciate broccoli. "If you give a kid fast food every day, that’s all they’ll be open to," explains Connick. "If you give them broccoli, they may not like it, but they’ll know it is out there and be open to it. You have to expose kids to music – jazz, classical music, rock and roll – and they’ll be open."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" (Richard M. Sherman) – 4:29 (from Mary Poppins)
  2. "The Lonely Goatherd" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 3:20 (from The Sound of Music)
  3. "Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" (Harold Arlen, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) – 2:07 (from The Wizard of Oz)
  4. "Maybe" (Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse) – 3:49 (from Annie)
  5. "Pure Imagination"/"Candy Man" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 4:21 (from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  6. "Golden Ticket"/"I Want It Now" (Bricusse, Newley) – 3:50 (from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  7. "Oompa Loompa" (Bricusse, Newley) – 3:46 (from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
  8. "A Spoonful of Sugar" (M. Sherman) – 5:14 (from Mary Poppins)
  9. "Stay Awake" (M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman) – 2:41 (from Mary Poppins)
  10. "Something Was Missing" (Charnin, Strouse) – 4:16 (from Annie)
  11. "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" (Charnin, Strouse) – 2:57 (from Annie)
  12. "Over The Rainbow" (Arlen, Harburg) – 4:15 (from The Wizard of Oz)
  13. "The Jitterbug" (Arlen, Harburg) – 3:40 (from The Wizard of Oz)
  14. "Merry Old Land of Oz" (Arlen, Harburg) – 2:51 (from The Wizard of Oz)
  15. "Edelweiss" (Rodgers, Hammerstein) – 2:27 (from The Sound of Music)
  16. "Do-Re-Mi" (Rodgers, Hammerstein) – 4:15 (from The Sound of Music)

Musicians[edit]

Award[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Provider(s) Peak
position
Billboard 200 (U.S.)[3] Billboard 88
Billboard Top Jazz Albums (U.S.)[3] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harry Connick Jr. official website
  2. ^ Schmidt, Brooke (January 2003). "Old Songs Are New Again". United Parenting Publications Inc. Retrieved 2003. 
  3. ^ a b U.S. Album Charts

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