- When My Heart Finds Christmas
Infobox Album | Name = When My Heart Finds Christmas
Harry Connick, Jr.
October 26, 1993
Recorded = Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, July 16, 17, 19-23, 1993
Length = 55:36
Producer = Tracey Freeman
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 holidaycollections 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 songsand carols.
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. -
*Ben Wolfe - Bass
*Russell Malone -
*Brad Leali -
*Will Campbell - Alto Saxophone
*Jerry Weldon -
*Ned Goold - Tenor Saxophone
*Dave Schumacher - Baritone Saxophone
*Mark Mullins -
*Craig Klein - Trombone
Lucien Barbarin- Trombone
*Joe Barati - Trombone
*Roger Ingram -
*Dan Miller - Trumpet
*Jeremy Davenport - Trumpet
*Louis Ford -
Christmas TV Special
His hour long
CBS-TV Christmas special, featuring Carol Burnettand Aaron Neville, also emerged a ratings winner, and was available on home videoin time for Christmas 1994.
The "Harry Connick Jr. Christmas Special" (
Sony1994) 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."
* [http://www.lyricsfind.com/h/harry-connick,-jr./82756.html "When My Heart Finds Christmas", complete album Lyrics]
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