Get Together with Andy Williams

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Get Together with Andy Williams
Studio album by Andy Williams
Released October 6, 1969[1]
Recorded June 16, 1969
July 8, 1969
July 10, 1969
July 12, 1969
August 1969[2]
Genre AM pop
Traditional pop
Vocal pop[3]
Length 35:50
Label Columbia
Producer Jerry Fuller[4]
Andy Williams chronology
Happy Heart
(1969)
Get Together with Andy Williams
(1969)
Andy Williams' Greatest Hits
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Billboard 5/5 stars[5]

Get Together with Andy Williams is an album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released on October 6, 1969, by Columbia Records.[1] The album made its first appearance on the Top LP's chart in the issue of Billboard magazine dated November 8, 1969, and remained there for 21 weeks, peaking at number 27.[6] It entered the UK album chart on December 27 of that year and reached number 13 over the course of 10 weeks,[7] and the Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album Gold certification on February 19, 1970.[8]

The album was released on compact disc for the first time as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on January 22, 2002, the other album being Williams's Columbia release from the spring of 1970, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head.[9] 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.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Cherie Amour" (Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder) – 3:02
  2. "You Are" (Mac Davis) – 2:32
  3. "Yesterday When I Was Young" (Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer) – 3:52
  4. "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (A Time for Us)" (Larry Kusik, Nino Rota, Eddie Snyder) – 2:35
  5. "Quentin's Theme (Shadows of the Night)" (Robert Cobert, Charles Randolph Grean) – 3:09
  6. "Good Morning Starshine" with The Osmond Brothers and Friends (Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 4:15
  7. "Sweet Caroline" (Neil Diamond) – 3:25
  8. "Get Together" with Loadstone (Chester Powers) – 3:56
  9. "More Today Than Yesterday" with The Osmond Brothers (Pat Upton) – 2:58
  10. "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" with Loadstone and Girls (Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday, Randy Myers) – 2:18
  11. "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" with The Osmond Brothers (Galt MacDermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 3:51

Recording dates[2][edit]

Song information[edit]

Stevie Wonder took "My Cherie Amour" to number four on the pop,[11] R&B,[12] and UK singles charts[13] and number three Easy Listening.[14] Roy Clark's "Yesterday When I Was Young" reached number six Easy Listening,[15] number nine Country,[16] and number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.[17] The "Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet" first charted as an instrumental hit for Henry Mancini & His Orchestra that spent two weeks at number one pop[18] and eight weeks in the top spot on the Easy Listening chart[19] and was awarded Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.[20] The performance of the song by the Percy Faith Orchestra & Chorus won a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary Performance by a Chorus,[21] and the vocal version of the song by Johnny Mathis, subtitled "A Time for Us", reached number eight Easy Listening[22] and number 96 on the Hot 100.[23]

"Quentin's Theme (Shadows of the Night)" made it to number three on Billboard's Easy Listening chart[24] and number 13 on the Hot 100[25] as an instrumental by the Charles Randolph Grean Sounde. Oliver's "Good Morning Starshine" peaked at number three on both the pop[26] and Easy Listening charts.[27] Neil Diamond took "Sweet Caroline" to number four pop,[28] number three Easy Listening,[29] and number eight UK,[30] and the song was awarded Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America by the time Williams released this album .[31] Another gold record covered here is "Get Together" by The Youngbloods,[32] which got as high as number five pop[33] and number 37 Easy Listening.[34]

"More Today Than Yesterday" by Spiral Starecase got to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.[35] Jackie DeShannon's "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" peaked at number four pop[36] and number two Easy Listening[37] and was awarded the RIAA's Gold certification.[38] "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension spent six weeks at number one pop.[39] and two weeks at number one Easy Listening,[40] made it to number six on the R&B chart[41] and number 11 on the UK singles chart,[42] received Gold certification,[43] and earned The 5th Dimension Grammys for Record of the Year and Best Contemporary Vocal Performance by a Group.[44]

Personnel [4][edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b (2009) Moon River: The Very Best of Andy Williams by Andy Williams [CD booklet]. New York: Sony Music Entertainment 88697 59112 2
  2. ^ a b (2002) Album notes for Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/Get Together with Andy Williams by Andy Williams, [CD booklet]. New York: Sony Music.
  3. ^ a b "Get Together with Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  4. ^ a b (1969) Get Together with Andy Williams by Andy Williams [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records CS 9922.
  5. ^ "Album Reviews". Billboard. 1969-10-25. p. 78. 
  6. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 844.
  7. ^ "Andy Williams - Get Together with Andy Williams". Chart Stats. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  8. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Andy Williams
  9. ^ "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/Get Together with Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  10. ^ "Classic Album Collection, Vol. 2". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  11. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 712.
  12. ^ Whitburn 2004, p. 635.
  13. ^ "Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour". Chart Stats. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  14. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 261.
  15. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 51.
  16. ^ Whitburn 2002, p. 69.
  17. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 124.
  18. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 400.
  19. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 148.
  20. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for titles by Henry Mancini
  21. ^ O'Neil 1999, p. 156.
  22. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 154.
  23. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 413.
  24. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 101.
  25. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 267.
  26. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 476.
  27. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 179.
  28. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 175.
  29. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 72.
  30. ^ "Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline". Chart Stats. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  31. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for titles by Neil Diamond
  32. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for titles by The Youngbloods
  33. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 719.
  34. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 263.
  35. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 610.
  36. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 173.
  37. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 71.
  38. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for titles by Jackie DeShannon
  39. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 220.
  40. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 85.
  41. ^ Whitburn 2004, p. 202.
  42. ^ "The Fifth Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In". Chart Stats. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  43. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for titles by The Fifth Dimension
  44. ^ O'Neil 1999, pp. 155, 156.

References[edit]

  • O'Neil, Thomas (1999), The Grammys, Perigree Books, ISBN 0-399-52477-0 
  • Whitburn, Joel (1993), Joel Whitburn's Top Adult Contemporary, 1961-1993, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-099-7 
  • Whitburn, Joel (1999), Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 1955-1999, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-140-3 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2002), Joel Whitburn's Top Country Singles, 1944-2001, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-151-9 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2004), Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, 1942-2004, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-160-8 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2010), Joel Whitburn Presents Top Pop Albums, Seventh Edition, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-183-7