The Very Best of Andy Williams

~ Release by Andy Williams (see all versions of this release, 1 available)

Tracklist

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CD 1
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1Music to Watch Girls By
producer:
Nick de Caro
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004, operated worldwide except in JP; normally not a release label) (in 1967)
cover recording of:
Music to Watch Girls By (on 1967-02-21)
writer:
Sid Ramin and Tony Velona
publisher:
Sidray Enterprises Ltd. and Sony Music Publishing (worldwide except Japan, ended 1995)
4.52:32
2The House of Bamboo
2:08
3Spooky
3:16
4Happy Heart
recording of:
Happy Heart
lyricist:
Jackie Rae
composer:
James Last (German big band leader & composer, 1929–2015)
3:15
5Up, Up and Away
recording of:
Up, Up and Away
lyricist and composer:
Jim Webb (US songwriter, composer, producer, pianist & singer)
publisher:
Johnny Rivers Music
2:34
6Born Free
cover recording of:
Born Free
lyricist:
Don Black (English lyricist)
composer:
John Barry (English score composer)
publisher:
Screen Gems–Columbia Music, Inc. and Screen Gems–EMI Music Ltd.
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 39)
part of:
Born Free
2:26
7The Impossible Dream
recording of:
The Impossible Dream (Man of la Mancha)
lyricist:
Joe Darion
composer:
Mitch Leigh
publisher:
Andrew Scott Inc., Andrew Scott Music, Carlin Music Corporation and Helena Music Co.
part of:
Man of La Mancha (Mitch Leigh musical)
2:37
8A Time for Us
producer:
Jerry Fuller
recording of:
A Time for Us
lyricist:
Larry Kusik and Eddie Snyder
composer:
Nino Rota (composer)
version of:
What Is a Youth (Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet, 1968 film)
2:34
9Almost There
live recording of:
Almost There (from "I'd Rather Be Rich")
lyricist:
Jerry Keller
composer:
Gloria Adele Shain
publisher:
September Music Corp.
2:59
10Call Me Irresponsible3:08
11I'm All Smiles
recording of:
I’m All Smiles (The Yearling)
lyricist:
Herbert Martin (lyricist)
composer:
Michael Leonard (composer, collaborated with Herbert Martin)
publisher:
BGS Music
2:24
12Can't Get Used to Losing You
producer:
Robert Mersey
conductor:
Robert Mersey (on 1962-12-02)
arranger:
Robert Mersey
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Columbia Records (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Music Entertainment, only use for manufacturing/distribution and copyright holding) (in 1963) and Rarity Music (in 2013)
recording of:
Can't Get Used to Losing You (on 1962-12-02)
writer:
Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
publisher:
Carlin Music Corporation
2:22
13It's So Easy
recording of:
It’s So Easy (Andy Williams song)
writer:
Dor Lee and Dave Watkins (composer)
publisher:
Duchess Music Corporation (in 1970)
2:27
14Can't Help Falling in Love3:14
15MacArthur Park
cover recording of:
MacArthur Park
lyricist and composer:
Jimmy Webb (US songwriter, composer, producer, pianist & singer)
publisher:
Canopy Music, Universal Music (plain logo: “Universal Music”) and Warner Bros. Music Ltd. (UK subsidiary, so named between 1970/01/23–1971/04/26 and 1972/04/25–1988/08/23)
5:03
16Home Lovin' Man
recording of:
Home Lovin' Man
writer:
Roger Cook (singer, songwriter, producer), Roger Greenaway and Tony Macaulay
3:20
17Where Do I Begin
producer:
Dick Glasser
recording of:
(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story (Love Story) (on 1970-12-17)
lyricist:
Carl Sigman
composer:
Francis Lai (French composer)
publisher:
Famous Chappell, Famous Music Corporation, Famous Music Publishing Limited, Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music), Sony/ATV Harmony, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC (1995-2020), Windswept Music (London) Limited, ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部 and ミュージック・セールス (Japan, subsidiary of Shinko Music Entertainment)
version of:
Theme From Love Story (Instrumental)
3:11
18Whistling Away the Dark
3:18
19Love Theme From "The Godfather"
producer:
Dick Glasser
recording of:
Speak Softly Love (The Godfather, Love Theme) (on 1972-02-17)
lyricist:
Larry Kusik
composer:
Nino Rota (composer)
publisher:
Famous Chappell Ltd., Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody), Famous Music Corporation and Famous Music Publishing Limited
version of:
Love Theme from The Godfather
3:02
20Getting Over You
3:25
21The Other Side of Me
2:44
22You Lay So Easy on My Mind2:42
23Abraham, Martin & John
recording of:
Abraham, Martin and John
lyricist and arranger:
Dick Holler
composer:
Dick Holler (in 1968)
publisher:
Regent Music (BMI) and TJ Musicservice GmbH
3:43
24Amazing Grace
3:45
25Solitaire4:22
CD 2
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1Moon River
producer:
Robert Mersey
conductor:
Robert Mersey (on 1962-01-04)
performer:
Andy Williams (US pop/jazz vocalist)
arranger:
Robert Mersey
cover recording of:
Moon River (on 1962-01-04)
lyricist:
Johnny Mercer
composer:
Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger)
publisher:
Famous Chappell, Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody), Famous Music Corporation, Famous Music Group, Famous Music Publishing Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Sony/ATV Harmony and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
part of:
Grammy Award: Song of the Year nominees (number: 1962 winner) and Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 34)
2:47
2Can't Take My Eyes Off You
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004, operated worldwide except in JP; normally not a release label) (in 1967)
cover recording of:
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
writer:
Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
publisher:
EMI Longitude Music, EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!), EMI Music Publishing (WP) Ltd., EMI Music Publishing France, EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Saturday Music, Inc., Seasons Four Music Corp., Windswept Pacific Music Ltd., イーエムアイ音楽出版 ソニー事業部 (until 2021-06-30), Seasons Four Music (in 1967) and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング EMI外国事業部 (sub‐publisher for foreign (non‐Japanese) works) (from 2021-07-01 to present)
43:11
3On the Street Where You Live
cover recording of:
On the Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady)
lyricist:
Alan Jay Lerner
composer:
Frederick Loewe
publisher:
Chappell & Co Ltd., Chappell Music Ltd. and Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996)
part of:
My Fair Lady (full musical)
23:09
4Embraceable You
recording of:
Embraceable You
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (in 1928)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (in 1928)
publisher:
Ira Gershwin Music, New World Music, New World Music Corp., Warner Bros. Music Corp., WB Music Corp. (1929-2019) (until 2019-05-28) and WC Music Corp. (from 2019-05-28 to present)
music quoted on:
Opening Production (from Jane Froman's album, "With a Song in My Heart")
part of:
Crazy for You (1992 musical)
part of:
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical)
part of:
When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965 film)
3:42
5Canadian Sunset
conductor:
Archie Bleyer
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Cadence (NYC-based label founded by Archie Bleyer) (in 1956)
recording of:
Canadian Sunset
lyricist:
Norman Gimbel
composer:
Eddie Heywood (pianist, composer and bandleader)
publisher:
Chappell-Morris Ltd. and Meridian Music
2:38
6Dreamsville
live recording of:
Dreamsville (in 1966-04)
lyricist:
Ray Evans (US lyricist) and Jay Livingston
composer:
Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger)
recording of:
Dreamsville
lyricist:
Ray Evans (US lyricist) and Jay Livingston
composer:
Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger)
2:57
7The Shadow of Your Smile
recording of:
The Shadow of Your Smile
lyricist:
Paul Francis Webster
composer:
Johnny Mandel (American composer and arranger)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships), EMI Miller Catalog, Inc., EMI United Partnership Ltd., Marissa Music, Miller Music Corp., Robbins Music (publishing company owned by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.), フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部, ヤマハミュージックEH(CM), ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) and ユニバーサル・ミュージック・パブリッシング Synch事業部
part of:
Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 38)
3:04
8In the Arms of Love
producer:
Robert Mersey
conductor:
Robert Mersey (on 1966-06-23)
arranger:
Robert Mersey
recording of:
In the Arms of Love (on 1966-06-23)
lyricist:
Ray Evans (US lyricist)
composer:
Jay Livingston and Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger)
2:55
9Under Paris Skies
3:04
10April in Paris
recording of:
April in Paris
lyricist:
Yip Harburg (in 1932)
composer:
Vernon Duke (in 1932)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd.
part of:
The Real Book (compilation of jazz standards, Volume I)
3:40
11Charade
recording of:
Charade
lyricist:
Johnny Mercer
composer:
Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger)
arranger:
栗コーダーカルテット
2:34
12Days of Wine and Roses
producer:
Robert Mersey
vocals:
Andy Williams (US pop/jazz vocalist) (in 1963)
conductor:
Robert Mersey (on 1963-01-16)
arranger:
Robert Mersey
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Columbia Records (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Music Entertainment, only use for manufacturing/distribution and copyright holding) (in 1963) and Rarity Music (in 2013)
cover recording of:
Days of Wine and Roses (on 1963-01-16)
lyricist:
Johnny Mercer
composer:
Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger)
publisher:
Johnny Mercer Music Publishing, Inc., M. Witmark & Sons, Warner Bros. (holding: File NO Releases), Warner Bros. Music (publisher; do NOT use as release label), Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!), Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (no slash; used 1988–1996) and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
part of:
Grammy Award: Song of the Year nominees (number: 1964 winner) and Academy Award for Best Original Song (number: 35)
2:47
13The Hawaiian Wedding Song
recording of:
Hawaiian Wedding Song
composer:
Charles E. King
translator:
Al Hoffman (in 1958) and Dick Manning (American songwriter) (in 1958)
publisher:
Al Hoffman Songs Inc., Charles E. King Music Co., MCA, Inc. (this was the US media company that became Universal Studios, Inc. in Dec 1996), Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP), Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label), Universal‐MCA Music Publishing (US) and シンコーミュージック・エンタテイメント
translated version of:
Ke Kali Nei Au
cover recording of:
Hawaiian Wedding Song
composer:
Charles E. King
translator:
Al Hoffman (in 1958) and Dick Manning (American songwriter) (in 1958)
publisher:
Al Hoffman Songs Inc., Charles E. King Music Co., MCA, Inc. (this was the US media company that became Universal Studios, Inc. in Dec 1996), Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP), Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label), Universal‐MCA Music Publishing (US) and シンコーミュージック・エンタテイメント
translated version of:
Ke Kali Nei Au
2:27
14Unchained Melody
cover recording of:
Unchained Melody
publisher:
Hy Zaret
lyricist:
Hy Zaret
composer:
Alex North (US composer)
publisher:
Frank Music Corp. (ended), HZUM Publishing, MPL Communication Ltd. (not for release label use! Paul McCartney-related, London-based company), MPL Musik Verlags GmbH, North Melody Publishing, Unchained Melody Publishing, LLC and 日音 Synch事業部
recording of:
Unchained Melody
publisher:
Hy Zaret
lyricist:
Hy Zaret
composer:
Alex North (US composer)
publisher:
Frank Music Corp. (ended), HZUM Publishing, MPL Communication Ltd. (not for release label use! Paul McCartney-related, London-based company), MPL Musik Verlags GmbH, North Melody Publishing, Unchained Melody Publishing, LLC and 日音 Synch事業部
3:15
15Danny Boy
live recording of:
Danny Boy (in 1965)
publisher:
Alfred Music (publisher of sheet music for music education)
lyricist:
Frederick Edward Weatherly (from 1910 until 1913)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist)
arranger:
Julie Knowles
publisher:
Boosey & Hawkes (publisher; do NOT use as release label) and Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. (USA, publisher; do NOT use as release label)
is based on:
Londonderry Air
2:56
16The Village of St Bernadette
cover recording of:
The Village of Saint Bernadette
lyricist and composer:
Eula Parker
recording of:
The Village of Saint Bernadette
lyricist and composer:
Eula Parker
3:21
17Stranger on the Shore
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Columbia Records (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Music Entertainment, only use for manufacturing/distribution and copyright holding) (in 1962)
cover recording of:
Stranger on the Shore (lyric version)
lyricist:
Robert Mellin (in 1962)
composer:
Acker Bilk
publisher:
Screen Gems–EMI Music, Inc. (USA, affiliated with BMI)
version of:
Stranger on the Shore (original instrumental version)
2:52
18Do You Mind
recording of:
Do You Mind
lyricist and composer:
Lionel Bart
2:15
19You Don't Want My Love
cover recording of:
In the Summertime (You Don’t Want My Love)
writer:
Roger Miller (US singer/songwriter/actor, “King of the Road”)
2:14
20A Fool Never Learns
recording of:
A Fool Never Learns
lyricist and composer:
Sonny Curtis
2:02
21I Like Your Kind of Love
recording of:
I Like Your Kind of Love
lyricist and composer:
Melvin Endsley
2:28
22Butterfly
vocals:
Andy Williams (US pop/jazz vocalist)
conductor:
Archie Bleyer
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Cadence (NYC-based label founded by Archie Bleyer) (in 1957)
cover recording of:
Butterfly
writer:
Bernie Lowe and Kal Mann
publisher:
Mayland‐Presley
2:22
23Lonely Street
cover recording of:
Lonely Street
writer:
Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder and W.S. Stevenson
2:45
24September Song
3:01
25May Each Day
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
Columbia Records (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Music Entertainment, only use for manufacturing/distribution and copyright holding) (in 1963) and Rarity Music (in 2013)
cover recording of:
May Each Day
writer:
Mort Greene and George Wyle
publisher:
Barnaby Music Corp., Robbins Music Corp. Ltd. and ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion)
recording of:
May Each Day
writer:
Mort Greene and George Wyle
publisher:
Barnaby Music Corp., Robbins Music Corp. Ltd. and ピアーミュージック (Japan, subsidiary of Nichion)
2:54