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Harry Connick Jr'
When Harry Met Sally... SoundtrackThe soundtrack for one of the biggest Hollywood successes of the '80s, When Harry Met Sally... consists of standards performed by singer and pianist Harry Connick, Jr., with a big band and orchestra arranged by Marc Shaiman.
The soundtrack album (which stands apart from the movie) was a big hit and a major step forward for the young pianist-vocalist. Connick warmly sings such numbers as It Had to Be You, Our Love Is Here to Stay, But Not for Me, and Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, while usually accompanied by bassist Benjamin Wolfe, drummer Jeff Tain Watts, and a big band. Frank Wess' warm tenor makes a brief appearance on Our Love Is Here to Stay. In addition, there are a few melodic instrumentals, including some solo Connick piano on Winter Wonderland and Autumn in New York.
The performance of Connick on this wonderful soundtrack won him his first Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance. The soundtrack went to #1 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Chart and was within the top 50 on the Billboard 200. Connick also toured North America in support of this album. It went on to reach double-platinum status.1. It Had To Be You
2. Our Love Is Here To Stay
3. Stompin' At The Savoy
4. But Not For Me
5. Winter Wonderland
6. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
7. Autumn In New York
8. I Could Write A Book
9. Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
10. It Had To Be You
11. Where Or When$41.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sleepless In Seattle (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Pressed On Limited Blue Vinyl
Limited To 1000 Copies
One of the great trio of romantic comedies starring Meg Ryan that were written and/or directed by the late Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail being the other two), 1993's Sleepless in Seattle was arguably the most romantic movie of its generation, and its soundtrack was a big reason why. With artists old (Louis Armstrong, Nat "King" Cole, Gene Autry), new (CÉline Dion, Harry Connick, Jr.) and somewhere in between (Carly Simon, Joe Cocker, Tammy Wynette), the movie's array of songs (many chosen by Ephron herself) appealed to hearts of every vintage and tastes of every stripe, and the tunes themselves represented the best that the Brill Building and Nashville had to offer. Indeed, the film re-introduced a whole new generation to the unique charms of Jimmy Durante with his renditions of "As Time Goes By" and "Make Someone Happy" over the opening and closing credits, respectively, resulting in a boomlet of enthusiasm for the work of the ol' Schnozzola.
The music was so powerful, in fact, and so integrated with the screenplay that it helped gloss over the incredibility of the film's premise, which, as you might recall, had Meg Ryan falling in love with Tom Hanks, a stranger she had never met, merely from hearing him being interviewed on a radio talk show on Christmas Eve. But such fantasies are what movies are made for, especially romantic comedies, and for this first-ever U.S. release of the soundtrack to Sleepless in Seattle on LP, we at Real Gone Music have tried to capture some of that "stardust" with a blue vinyl edition limited to 1000 copies. Just in time for Christmas, too maybe this release will spark (or re-kindle) some holiday romances of its own!1. As Time Goes By - Performed By Jimmy Durante
2. A Kiss To Build A Dream On - Performed By Louis Armstrong
3. Stardust - Performed By Nat King Cole
4. Makin' Whoopie - Performed By Dr. John Featuring Rickie Lee Jones
5. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Performed By Carly Simon
6. Back In The Saddle Again - Performed By Gene Autry
7. Bye Bye Blackbird - Performed By Joe Cocker
8. A Wink And A Smile - Performed By Harry Connick Jr.
9. Stand By Your Man - Performed By Tammy Wynette
10. An Affair To Remember
11. Make Someone Happy - Performed By Jimmy Durante
12. When I Fall In Love - Performed By CÉline Dion And Clive Griffin$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pointless Nostalgic (Pure Pleasure) (Out Of Stock)This is the sensational debut album by Jamie Cullum - the brightest young male singer/pianist on the block. Jamie Cullum has quickly become a household name after Candid Records launched Jamie with the original, award winning hit album Pointless Nostalgic. A caustic blend of hip, catchy originals, contemporary covers and standards, Pointless Nostalgic went straight to the top of the charts and demanded attention.
Barely in his twenties, Cullum has a wise old rasp that usually takes decades of chain-smoking to acquire. Cullum's move to mix jazz standards, American songbook classics, and contemporary popular music was a risky one that could easily isolate fans of each genre. However, Cullum managed to find a unifying thread in all of the styles, tying them together in a manner that seemed like the natural culmination of a diverse record collection. Jazz plays heaviest in the mix, but Cullum's version of it is lively and roguish. A rock & roll spirit among erstwhile snobs, he brings blue jeans to the beret set.
Highlights come courtesy of Cullum's diverse and well-chosen array of cover songs. While so many Harry Connick, Jr. wannabes stick to the standards and limply mimic moves lifted from Frank Sinatra's catalog, Cullum hops from Radiohead to Thelonious Monk with equal verve and accomplishment. Closing number I Want To Be A Popstar is a playful rumination on the advantages of being a pop star rather than a jazz key pounder. The mischievous romp exemplifies the lighthearted approach that has become Cullum's calling card, endearing him to jazzophiles and screaming young girls alike.
- Ben Castle, Dave 0' Higgins (tenor saxophone)
- Matt Wates (alto saxophone)
- Martin Shaw (trumpet)
- Martin Gladdish (trombone)
- Jamie Cullum (piano, vocal)
- Geoff Gascoyne (bass)
- Sebastiaan de Krom (drums)
Recording: 2002 at Clowns Pocket Studios by Derek Nash and Livingstone Studios by Mark Chamberlain
Production: Jamie Cullum and Geoff Gascoyne
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. You And The Night And The Music
2. I Can't Get Started
3. Devil May Care
4. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
5. Pointless Nostalgic
6. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
7. Well You Needn't
8. It Ain't Necessarily So
9. High And Dry
10. Too Close For Comfort
11. A Time For Love
12. Lookin' Good
13. I Want To Be A Popstar
$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock