Star Turtle

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Star Turtle may also refer to Great A'Tuin.
Star Turtle
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Studio album by Harry Connick, Jr.
Released July 2, 1996
Recorded Power Station,
Studio A, NYC
Sony Music Studios,
Studio D, NYC
Genre Funk
Length 65:41
Label Sony/Columbia
Producer Tracey Freeman
Harry Connick, Jr. chronology
Star Turtle
To See You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Q 3/5 stars (9/96, p. 110)

Star Turtle is a funk album by Harry Connick, Jr., released in 1996. Received a Gold Album Certification July 8, 2004. A funk album which actually has more genres than funk alone. Star Turtle also has pop, Mardi Gras rhythms, ballads and rock.

"City Beneath the Sea" (track #14), describes unique New Orleans street scenes, and features a brief but notable piano solo.

"Hear Me in the Harmony", track #3, became an MTV hit. The song is a tribute to James Booker.

Four of the tracks, namely the four "Star Turtle" tracks, holds a tale of a giant space turtle coming to New Orleans, looking for music salvation. He is given a tour through the city, as they sample the musical diversity, visiting a funk club, a jazz club, and a street parade. These four tracks ("Star Turtle 1", 2, 3 & 4) are special, the first one is a wild arrangement of drums, horns, guitars and overdubbed, whispery voices. Connick plays every instrument and is the voice of every word heard on the four pieces.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Star Turtle" – 4:35
  2. "How Do Y'all Know" – 4:55
  3. "Hear Me in the Harmony" – 4:46
  4. "Reason to Believe" – 4:50
  5. "Just Like Me" – 4:46
  6. "Star Turtle 2" – 2:27
  7. "Little Farley" – 6:05
  8. "Eyes of the Seeker" – 4:51
  9. "Nobody Like You to Me" – 3:43
  10. "Boozehound" – 5:14
  11. "Star Turtle 3" – 2:10
  12. "Never Young" – 5:26
  13. "Mind on the Matter" – 4:09 - sung by Tony Hall (the bassist)
  14. "City Beneath the Sea – 5:59
  15. "Star Turtle 4" – 1:45

The CD includes a CD-ROM multimedia presentation.

Target Bonus tracks

  • "Voodoo Mama" – 7:12


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