Andy Williams' Newest Hits

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Andy Williams' Newest Hits
Compilation album by Andy Williams
Released 1966
Recorded 1962-1965[1]
Genre Traditional pop
Vocal pop
AM Pop
Standards
Soft rock[2]
Length 31:38
Label Columbia Records
Producer Robert Mersey[3]
Andy Williams chronology
Merry Christmas
(1965)
Andy Williams' Newest Hits
(1966)
May Each Day
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Billboard 5/5 stars[4]

Andy Williams' Newest Hits is a compilation album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released early in 1966 by Columbia Records.[4] This first album to compile the singer's Columbia material made its debut on the Billboard Top LP's chart in the issue dated February 5, 1966, and remained there for 23 weeks, peaking at number 23.[5] A similar collection entitled May Each Day entered the UK album chart the following month, on March 19, and reached number 11 over the course of six weeks.[6] While the cover photo and design of the two releases were the same, there were only five songs that they had in common.[7]

Andy Williams' Newest Hits was issued on compact disc for the first time as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on February 5, 2002, the other album being Williams's Columbia release from the fall of 1962, Warm and Willing.[8] Collectables included this CD in a box set entitled Classic Album Collection, Vol. 2, which contains 15 of his studio albums and two compilations and was released on November 29, 2002.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'll Remember You" (Kui Lee) – 2:31
  2. "Almost There" (Jerry Keller, Gloria Shayne) – 2:59
  3. "A Fool Never Learns" (Sonny Curtis) – 2:01
  4. "Noelle" (Edward Pola, George Wyle) – 2:48
  5. "On the Street Where You Live" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 3:12
  6. "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper) – 2:27
  7. "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) – 3:00
  8. "The Wonderful World of the Young" (Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper) – 2:31
  9. "Don't You Believe It" (Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard) – 2:29
  10. "...and Roses and Roses" (Dorival Caymmi, Ray Gilbert)) – 2:25
  11. "Emily" (Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer) – 2:22
  12. "May Each Day" (Mort Green, George Wyle) – 2:54

Recording dates[1][edit]

  • January 12, 1962 - "Don't You Believe It", "The Wonderful World of the Young"
  • January 16, 1963 - "May Each Day"
  • November 1, 1963 - "A Fool Never Learns"
  • November 7, 1963 - "Noelle"
  • February 26, 1964 - "Almost There"
  • May 7, 1964 - "On the Street Where You Live"
  • August 19, 1964 - "Emily"
  • February 9, 1965 - "...And Roses and Roses"
  • February 20, 1965 - "Red Roses for a Blue Lady"
  • May 18, 1965 - "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars"
  • October 25, 1965 - "I'll Remember You"

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b (2002) Album notes for Warm and Willing/Newest Hits by Andy Williams [CD booklet]. New York: Sony Music.
  2. ^ a b "Andy Williams' Newest Hits - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b (1966) Andy Williams' Newest Hits by Andy Williams [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records CS 9183.
  4. ^ a b "Album Reviews". Billboard. 1966-01-29. p. 72. 
  5. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 845.
  6. ^ "Andy Williams". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  7. ^ (1966) May Each Day by Andy Williams [album jacket]. London, CBS Records SBPG62658.
  8. ^ "Warm and Willing/Newest Hits". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Classic Album Collection, Vol. 2". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2007), Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top Adult Songs, 1961-2006, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-169-1 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2009), Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 1955-2008, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-180-2 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2010), Joel Whitburn Presents Top Pop Albums, Seventh Edition, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-183-7