Greatest Hits (Andy Williams album)

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This article is about the 1994 live album. For the 1970 compilation, see Andy Williams' Greatest Hits.
Greatest Hits
Live album by Andy Williams
Released 1994
Recorded 1993
Genre Easy Listening
Vocal pop[1]
Length 48:10
Label LaserLight (Delta Music Inc.)
Producer Ralph Jungheim[2]
Andy Williams chronology
Nashville
(1991)
Greatest Hits
(1994)
The New Andy Williams Christmas Album
(1994)

Greatest Hits is a live album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was digitally recorded live in concert at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri in 1993 and released by the LaserLight division of Delta Music Inc. in 1994.[2] It includes performances of songs that he had previously recorded during his time with the Cadence and Columbia labels as well as one he had never recorded before -- "L-O-V-E", which Nat King Cole took to number 81 pop[3] and number 17 Easy Listening[4] in Billboard magazine in 1964.

The concert was also broadcast on PBS television stations in 1993 and on October 4, 1994, became available in its entirety on home video in the VHS format under the title Andy Williams in Concert at Branson.[5] This 82-minute presentation was released on DVD in 2002.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Opening Medley – 7:11
    a. "L-O-V-E" (Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler)
    b. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
  2. Movie Medley – 12:57
    a. "You Oughta Be in Pictures (instrumental)" (Edward Heyman, Dana Suesse)
    b. "Call Me Irresponsible" (Sammy Cahn, James Van Heusen)
    c. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
    d. "Charade" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
    e. "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (Francis Lai, Carl Sigman)
    f. "Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from 'The Godfather')" (Larry Kusik, Nino Rota)
  3. "MacArthur Park" (Jimmy Webb) – 4:47
  4. "Born Free" (John Barry, Don Black) – 2:06
  5. 50s Medley – 7:43
    a. "Butterfly" (Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann)
    b. "Are You Sincere" (Wayne Walker)
    c. "I Like Your Kind of Love" (Melvin Endsley)
    d. "Lonely Street" (Carl Belew, Kenny Sowder, W.S. Stevenson)
    e. "(In the Summertime) You Don't Want My Love" (Roger Miller)
  6. "Canadian Sunset" (Norman Gimbel, Eddie Heywood) – 2:35
  7. "Hawaiian Wedding Song" (Al Hoffman, Charles E. King, Dick Manning) – 2:50
  8. "Can't Get Used to Losing You" (Jerome "Doc" Pomus, Mort Shuman) – 2:32
  9. "Moon River" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 3:26
  10. "May Each Day" (Mort Green, George Wyle) – 2:03

Personnel[2][edit]

  • Andy Williams - vocals
  • Ralph Jungheim - producer
  • Steve Colby - recording engineer, coproducer
  • Garth "Gaff" Michaels - second engineer
  • Steve Weinkam - stage engineer
  • Dennis Hanlon - transportation captain
  • Tennyson Flowers - theatre producer
  • Bill Lightner - digital editing and mastering
  • Michael Matousek - design

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Greatest Hits (Mbop Global) - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c (1994) Greatest Hits by Andy Williams [CD booklet]. Los Angeles: Delta Entertainment Corporation 12 351.
  3. ^ Whitburn 2009, p. 209.
  4. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 57.
  5. ^ "In Concert at Branson - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Williams, Andy (2002). Andy Williams in Concert at Branson (Television production). Branson, Missouri: Moon River Enterprises, Inc. 

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2007), Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top Adult Songs, 1961-2006, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0898201691 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2009), Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 1955-2008, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0898201802