Million Seller Songs

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Million Seller Songs
Compilation album by Andy Williams
Released 1962
Recorded 1956-1961[1]
Genre Early pop/rock
Traditional pop
Vocal pop
Standards
Soft rock[2]
Length 33:46
Label Cadence Records
Andy Williams chronology
Warm and Willing
(1962)
Million Seller Songs
(1962)
Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests
(1963)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Billboard 5/5 stars[3]

Million Seller Songs is a compilation album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in the fall of 1962 by Cadence Records.[3] This third album to compile the singer's material features some of the most successful songs Williams had recorded to date (albeit, in most cases, successful for another artist), and the collection made its first appearance on the Billboard Top LP's chart in the issue dated January 12, 1963, and remained there for 43 weeks, peaking at #54.[4]

The album was issued on compact disc for the first time as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on September 12, 2000, the other album being Williams's Cadence release from the summer of 1959, To You Sweetheart, Aloha.[5] Collectables included this CD in a box set entitled Classic Album Collection, Vol. 1, which contains 17 of his studio albums and three compilations and was released on June 26, 2001.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Twilight Time" (Artie Dunn; Al Nevins; Morton Nevins; Buck Ram) - 2:38
  2. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 2:44
  3. "Canadian Sunset" (Norman Gimbel, Eddie Heywood) - 2:37
  4. "The Three Bells" (Bert Reisfeld, Jean Villard) - 3:49
  5. "It's All in the Game" (Charles Gates Dawes, Carl Sigman) - 2:55
  6. "Butterfly" (Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann) - 2:21
  7. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (Biff Jones, Charles Meyer) - 2:52
  8. "Love Letters in the Sand" (J. Fred Coots, Charles Kenny, Nick Kenny) - 2:32
  9. "Mam'selle" (Mack Gordon, Edmund Goulding) - 3:33
  10. "So Rare" (Jerry Herst, Jack Sharpe) - 2:01
  11. "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" (traditional) - 3:07
  12. "Picnic" (Steve Allen, George Duning) - 2:33

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Cadence Era: "Canadian Sunset" brightens Andy's disk career". Billboard. 1967-11-11. p. AW-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Million Seller Songs - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Album Reviews". Billboard Music Week. 1962-11-24. p. 14. 
  4. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 844.
  5. ^ "Million Seller Songs/To You Sweetheart, Aloha - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Classic Album Collection, Vol. 1 - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  7. ^ (1962) Album notes for Million Seller Songs by Andy Williams, [album jacket]. New York: Cadence Records CLP 25061.