When My Heart Finds Christmas

When My Heart Finds Christmas

Infobox Album | Name = When My Heart Finds Christmas
Type = Album
Artist = Harry Connick, Jr.

Released = October 26, 1993
Recorded = Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 16, 17, 19-23, 1993
Genre = Christmas
Length = 55:36
Label = Sony/Columbia
Producer = Tracey Freeman
Reviews =
*"Entertainment Weekly" A- [http://www.ew.com/ew/allabout/0,9930,7602_11_0_,00.html#review 11/12/93, p.59] | Last album = "25"
This album = "When My Heart Finds Christmas"
Next album = "She"

"When My Heart Finds Christmas" is American artist Harry Connick, Jr.'s first Christmas album, released in 1993 and is among the most popular holiday collections of the past and current decade in the USA. The multi platinum-certified album also proved to be the best-selling holiday album of the 1993 holiday season.

Harry Connick Jr composed 4 songs for the album: "When My Heart Finds Christmas", "(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus", "The Blessed Dawn Of Christmas Day" and "I Pray On Christmas". The other songs are traditional Christmas songs and carols.

Track listing

#"Sleigh Ride" (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) – 3:44
#"When My Heart Finds Christmas" (Harry Connick, Jr.) – 4:32
#"(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus" (Connick) – 4:39
#"The Blessed Dawn Of Christmas Day" (Connick) – 4:40
#"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 2:34
#"The Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone) – 3:41
#"Ave Maria" (Franz Schubert, Sir Walter Scott) – 4:35
#"Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" (Ballard Macdonald, Leon Jessel) – 3:27
#"What Child Is This?" (William Dix, 16th Century English melody) – 3:11
#"Christmas Dreaming" (Irving Gordon, Lester Lee) – 2:40
#"I Pray On Christmas" (Connick) – 3:48
#"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Johnny Marks) – 2:31
#"O Holy Night" (Adolphe Adam, Placide Cappeau) – 6:45
#"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" (Frank Loesser) – 4:49


*Harry Connick Jr. - Vocals, Piano
*Ben Wolfe - Bass
*Russell Malone - Guitar
*Brad Leali - Alto Saxophone
*Will Campbell - Alto Saxophone
*Jerry Weldon - Tenor Saxophone
*Ned Goold - Tenor Saxophone
*Dave Schumacher - Baritone Saxophone
*Mark Mullins - Trombone
*Craig Klein - Trombone
*Lucien Barbarin - Trombone
*Joe Barati - Trombone
*Roger Ingram - Trumpet
*Dan Miller - Trumpet
*Jeremy Davenport - Trumpet
*Louis Ford - Clarinet
*a 70-piece orchestra
*a 42-voice choir

Christmas TV Special

His hour long CBS-TV Christmas special, featuring Carol Burnett and Aaron Neville, also emerged a ratings winner, and was available on home video in time for Christmas 1994.

The "Harry Connick Jr. Christmas Special" (Sony 1994) VHS, with Harry Connick Jr. live at the Patages Theater, contains the songs "Sleigh Ride," "Toyland," "I Pray On Christmas," "The Christmas Song" (with Aaron Neville), "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Away in a Manger," "The Blessed Dawn of Christmas Day," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "All I Want for Christmas," "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," "Jingle Bells," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" and "When My Heart Finds Christmas."

External links

* [http://www.lyricsfind.com/h/harry-connick,-jr./82756.html "When My Heart Finds Christmas", complete album Lyrics]

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