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Blue Light Red Light

Harry Connick Jr.Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There) (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. A Blessing And A Curse (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. You Didn't Know Me When (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Jill (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 6:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. He Is They Are (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. With Imagination (I'Ll Get There) (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. If I Could Give You More (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Last Payday (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 7:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. It'S Time (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 6:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. She Belongs To Me (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Sonny Cried (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 5:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Just Kiss Me (Album Version)Harry Connick Jr. 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Harry Connick, Jr.'s career has been studded with awards and recognition, including several multi-platinum and gold albums, Grammy and Emmy awards, a starring role in a Tony-winning Broadway musical and much more. A true American icon, there are few artists of Harry's stature, and fewer still with such a comprehensive span of the entire realm of entertainment.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 24, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: September 24, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000284F
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,966 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Harry Jr. Connick ~ Blue Light Red Light

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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST of the Best November 5, 2002
By Orlando
Format:Audio CD
My mother, guided by a recommendation from a store clerk, bought the cassette of this album for my father on their wedding anniversary. So my very first exposure to Harry Connick Jr. was by chance. Or rather, by destiny: as this album has inspired me in more ways than I can describe.
Six years later, after having worn out two tapes, i bought the album on CD. Now, five years after buying the CD, I plan on buying another - as it's been played over and over and over, causing much abuse.
A romantic effort with emotion so deep it is best measured in leagues, every song on the album is an amazing listen. From the beautiful title track that tells how all one needs for happiness is love to "He is, They Are" that tells of the care of a single father, Harry's voice takes you on a musical journey of which is likened to a quiet stroll in central park (or perhaps Berkley Square) on a warm August night.
His voice is often compared to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, yet he remains undoubtedly his own - with a swing that is straight from 1943. Sometimes sweet, sometimes hot - the jazz is always grooving, rich and enveloping with instrumentation that is nothing less than perfect - thanks in no small part to solos by Leroy Jones (trumpet), Jerry Weldon (tenor sax), Brad Leali (alto sax), Ned Goold (tenor sax), and Russell Malone (acoustic guitar).
Enjoy "A Blessing and a Curse" and "With Imagination (I'll Get There)." Delight in romance with the likes of "She Belongs to Me" and "If I Could Give You More." Have fun with "Just Kiss Me" and "You Didn't Know Me When." Shed a tear with "Sonny Cried" and "The Last Payday." Listen to "Jill" and consider if it isn't the best Love song you've ever heard.
"Blue Light, Red Light" is, without a doubt, Harry Connick Jr's best album.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HARRY AT HIS BEST November 19, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The wonderful man of Jazz has put together one of the most powerful, meaningful albums of his career. "Red Light Blue Light" was produced by Harry Connick, Jr., as well as all of the songs being written, sang, and played by him. One song that stands out more than any other on this album is "Jill." You can't hear the sample here, but trust me it's one of the most moving Love Songs that I've ever heard. If you're in the mood for a great vocal performance then it doesn't get any better than this.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite February 19, 2004
By Rick V
Format:Audio CD
This album is by far my favorite of all Harry's offerings. I first saw him on Donahue ages ago and ended up getting this CD. Harry since put out several other albums trying to re-invent himeself along the way with a little funk but the songs from Red Light Blue Light are what I measure all his other albums up against.
Harry on Red Light Blue Light is backed up by an extremely talented big band whom much of which are also featured on a Harry Connick Jr. DVD I highly recommend called The New York Big Band Concert.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly hip swing from a guy no older than me. July 29, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Like others, I first encountered Harry singing "Danny Boy" in Memphis Belle. What a style! What A VOICE! I kept rewinding the tape! I wondered whether he was a real singer (at the time) or "dubbed", so I hit the music shop and there he was. Of course, I was looking for "Danny Boy" but I found Blue Light,Red light and bought it. TOTALLY HOOKED. He's brought 40's style swing to the 90's for all of us new kids. The album has a lot of different flavors, but all done with the Big Band and his unique style. A little long though. Otherwise, very cool.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably his finest work overall November 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Other releases of Harry's better demonstrate his jazz chops (some of the cuts on WHEN HARRY MET SALLY [ASIN B0000026V6] and 19[ASIN B0000026LW]) and others are more experimental (the Nawlins' funk expressed on SHE [ASIN B000002A64]) but as a reflection of Connick's usual big band style, this is probably his most realized attempt at offering his affection for the style by trying to add to the "Great American Songbook".

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"Red Light, Blue Light" starts the disc in fine fashion with a tune that slinks along like a long lost film noir tune. (Listen to the contrast between the quiet clarinet and sections and the brassy bombast and see if you don't think "detective theme".) Connick knows that life can still be good if the bank account's not. ("Who cares if the floor ain't level/Or if the ceiling falls in....I can't be concerned/Why should I care?/No place I'd go alone would ever compare/Cuz I know/You're there") "You Didn't Know Me When" casts Connick as a rascal full of tall tales. ("If you want a resume, I'll put it in writing/It's only good for a day and the contents are frightening..") He shrugs aside suggestions of his truth-stretching by simply noting "Baby, you didn't know me when..." "He Is, They Are" follows a father through his children's eyes from days as breadwinner ("He is strong/They are secure") through a divorce ("She was gone/They were confused/He was forgetful/They were supportive") and finally as an aged man needing their help ("He is needing/they are giving/He is glad they are his own".) "With Imagination (I'll Get There)" is the most influenced by Connick's hometown, imbued with a heavy Dixieland flavour. "The Last Payday" is a cautionary tale to n'er-do-wells that reminds you that "You're always lucky/'til you get caught".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good disc.
Same as above. Good disc.
Published 1 month ago by Marilyn Bettencourt
4.0 out of 5 stars I like the style and tone of the CD
Interesting choices. I like the style and tone of the CD.
Published 3 months ago by Candace
5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Connick Jr. Blue light , Red light
I like most of his music. I like this CD a lot. My Mom got it for me on a cassette tape. But I needed the CD.
Published 6 months ago by Bittergreen
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Jazz and even if you don't
Harry Connick has always intrigued me but I've never purchased any of his music. His presence and his comments on American Idol kept nagging me to buy something to listen to. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alison Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars best of harry
old and good -- harry is just smooth operator , i really like this CD. wha'ts not to like here
Published 7 months ago by Dar
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome music.
Awesome music by Harry Connick. My kind of music all the way. I have been listening for a long time.
Published 9 months ago by Brian J. Ludwig
5.0 out of 5 stars So good
he's just so good. Ordered this after listening to it on spotify. Great record. And the price was right for a record almost 20 years old!
Published 9 months ago by The Miasmics
5.0 out of 5 stars Another favorite of Harry
This CD has great music, so great I somehow keep losing it. But it's worth buying again. One of my favorites, I highly recommend it.
Published 9 months ago by Reviewing DWHE
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding album
Harry jumps multiple styles with this one, and every one of them works really well. Dixieland? Got it. Big Band? Of course, got it. Straight jazz? Got it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by CRM
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
I love this album it is a different album and while i love all of Harry Connick Jr. this one is very special
Published 13 months ago by Starmagic
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