Canadian Sunset (album)

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Canadian Sunset
Compilation album by Andy Williams
Released 1965
Recorded 1956-1961[1]
Genre Early pop/rock
Traditional pop
Vocal pop
Standards
Soft rock[2]
Length 31:45
Label Columbia Records
Andy Williams chronology
Andy Williams' Dear Heart
(1965)
Canadian Sunset
(1965)
Merry Christmas
(1965)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Billboard 5/5 stars[3]

Canadian Sunset is a compilation album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in the spring of 1965 by Columbia Records.[3] The cover bears the phrase "formerly titled Andy Williams' Best" underneath the title, suggesting that the same songs can be found here that were on that 1961 release by Cadence Records, but his number one hit "Butterfly" and its top 10 follow-up "I Like Your Kind of Love" that were included on the Cadence album were replaced on this release with the B-sides of two of the other songs here.[4] This album made its first appearance on the Billboard Top LP's chart in the issue dated July 3, 1965, and remained there for six weeks, peaking at number 112.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Bilbao Song" (Bertolt Brecht, Johnny Mercer, Kurt Weill) - 2:15
  2. "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" (Al Hoffman, Charles E. King, Dick Manning) - 2:29
  3. "Lonely Street" (Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, W.S. Stevenson) - 2:46
  4. "Do You Mind?" (Lionel Bart) - 2:17
  5. "(In the Summertime) You Don't Want My Love" (Roger Miller) - 2:16
  6. "Are You Sincere?" (Wayne Walker) - 2:41
  7. "The Village of St. Bernadette" (Eula Parker) - 3:22
  8. "Canadian Sunset" (Norman Gimbel, Eddie Heywood) - 2:37
  9. "Don't Go to Strangers" (Redd Evans, Arthur Kent, David Mann) - 2:56
  10. "How Wonderful to Know" (Salvatore d'Esposito, Kermit Goell, Domenico Titomanlio) - 2:21
  11. "Summer Love" (Kay Thompson) - 2:52
  12. "Dreamsville" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, Henry Mancini) - 2:59

Recording dates[1][edit]

  • July 2, 1956 - "Canadian Sunset"
  • December 12, 1957 - "Are You Sincere"
  • November 3, 1958 - "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
  • August 23, 1959 - "Lonely Street", "Summer Love"
  • November 19, 1959 - "The Village of St. Bernadette"
  • May 18, 1960 - "Do You Mind?", "Dreamsville"
  • October 17, 1960 - "(In the Summertime) You Don't Want My Love", "Don't Go to Strangers"
  • March 9, 1961 - "The Bilbao Song", "How Wonderful to Know"

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Cadence Era: "Canadian Sunset" brightens Andy's disk career". Billboard. 1967-11-11. p. AW-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Canadian Sunset - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Album Reviews". Billboard. 1965-06-19. p. 68. 
  4. ^ (1961) Andy Williams' Best by Andy Williams, [album jacket]. New York: Cadence Records CLP 25054.
  5. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 844.

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2004), Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, 1942-2004, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-160-8 
  • 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