AKA how to kill your career, part two...
I'm sure nobody knew what to expect from Harry after Son of Schmilsson blew all expectations out of the water, but I'd be willing to bet that it wasn't this!
Rather that go into the studio with Perry and Buckmaster and try to come up with another "Without You", HN decided to go in with Gordon Jenkins (Sinatra, countless others) and a symphony orchestra to do an album full of the "Without You"s of a bygone era.
And these are all great (some well known, some obscure) songs, winningly (if not strongly) sung by our hero. The orchestra is lush and cleverly arranged, and the production is outstanding. This is really an excellent record. But it is an oddball left field turn, and couldn't have made too many bean counters at RCA happy...I'm surprised that it even got released, to be honest.
But some 30 plus years on, who gives a damn about the bean counters anyway? Everyone should own a copy, and buy another to give to their mother (or even grandmother).