We Are in Love
|We Are in Love|
|Studio album by Harry Connick Jr.|
|Released||July 3, 1990|
|Recorded||RCA Studio B, NYC: April 4, 5, and 22, 1990|
|Genre||Big Band w/orchestra|
|Producer||Harry Connick Jr., Marc Shaiman, George Butler, Bobby Colomby|
|Harry Connick Jr. chronology|
|Entertainment Weekly||B- 7/13/90|
We Are in Love is an album by American artist Harry Connick Jr., released in 1990. The multi-platinum album features Connick on piano & vocal, Russell Malone on guitar, Shannon Powell on drums, Benjamin Jonah Wolfe on double bass, and Branford Marsalis on saxophone. Joining the quartet is Connick's Big Band. Most of the tracks include an orchestral background.
Released in 1990, it topped the jazz charts in the same year, and crossed over to the pop charts as well, selling over 2 million copies worldwide. The album gave Connick a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male, and he performed the title track live on the Grammy telecast in 1991. "Recipe for Love" also became one of Connick's biggest hits, peaking at #32 in the UK Singles Chart on re-release (the original release had only peaked at #86).
- "We Are in Love" – 2:40
- "Only 'Cause I Don't Have You" – 4:22
- "Recipe for Love" – 2:34
- "Drifting" (Marc Shaiman) – 5:14
- "Forever, for Now" – 4:20
- "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin) – 5:09
- "Heavenly" – 1:59
- "Just a Boy" – 6:05
- "I've Got a Great Idea" – 4:21
- "I'll Dream of You Again" – 3:33
- "It's All Right with Me" (Cole Porter) – 4:53
- "Buried in Blue" – 6:55
All songs written by Harry Connick Jr. and Ramsey McLean, except "We Are in Love", "Recipe for Love", "I've Got a Great Idea", and "I'll Dream of You Again" by Connick. All other writers noted.
Recorded at Evergreen Radford Studio, North Hollywood, California on March 7–9 & 12–15, 1990 and RCA Studio B, New York, New York on April 19 & 23 and May 1, 1990.
- Harry Connick Jr. – Piano, vocals
- Branford Marsalis – Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax
- Russell Malone – Guitar
- Benjamin Jonah Wolfe – Bass
- Shannon Powell – drums
Connick guest starred as Russell Boyd, in the season 10 episode of Cheers, "A Diminished Rebecca with a Suspended Cliff". Smitten by Rebecca (Kirstie Alley), Russell begins composing special songs for her. Sitting at the piano, he sings "I'll Dream of You Again", from this album.