Willie Nelson and Harry Connick, Jr., on “Angels Sing” movie soundtrack


On paper, Willie  Nelson’s lonesome country twang and Harry Connick Jr.’s smooth croon seem  like an odd combination for a duet. However, the two legends find a unique  harmony on “When I’m Home,” a new collaboration for the upcoming holiday  film Angels Sing. Check out the track now in our exclusive stream.

“When I’m home, I will sing ‘Silent Night’/ This Christmas when I’m home,”  sing the duo over minimal piano, cutting pedal steel guitar and a climactic  gospel choir. Nelson and Connick Jr. tackle the song democratically, trading off  lines and playing with the cadences of the melody.

Of course, the two singers have more than just musical chemistry: they both  act in Angels Sing, too. Connick Jr. plays disillusioned history  professor Michael Walker and Nelson appears as Nick, a stranger who  singlehandedly restores Michael’s Christmas cheer.

The Angels Sing soundtrack features multiple Nelson tracks  along with contributions from Lyle Lovett, Dale Watson and the Trishas, among  others; it’s currently available for pre-order on iTunes. More information about the film is available at the  project’s website.

Check out the soundtrack’s full tracklisting:

1. Black Soot – “Up on the House Top”
2. Dale Watson – “Mistletoe on Death  Row”
3. The Trishas – “Deck the Halls”
4. Lyle Lovett and Kat Edmonson  with Mitch Watkins – “Christmas Time Is Here”
5. Wille with Bobbie Nelson –  “Family Bible”
6. Sahara Smith – “Signals in the Dark”
7. The Trishas –  “Moses” 8. Dale Watson – “Christmas Time in Texas”
9. Miss Lavelle with  Guy Forsyth and Carolyn Wonderland – “Christmas Love”
10. Carolyn Wonderland  and Guy Forsyth – “Silent Night”
11. Willie Nelson with Bobby Nelson –  “Amazing Grace”
12. Harry Connick Jr. and Willie Nelson – “When I’m Home”

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