Alone Again (Naturally) (album)

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Alone Again (Naturally)
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Studio album by Andy Williams
Released 1972
Recorded 8/29/70[1]
1972[2][3]
Genre Traditional pop
Soft rock[4]
Length 37:11
Label Columbia
Producer Dick Glasser[5]
Andy Williams chronology
Love Theme from 'The Godfather'
(1972)
Alone Again (Naturally)
(1972)
Andy Williams' Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (UK version)
(1972)
Alternate cover
The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Billboard 5/5 stars[6]

Alone Again (Naturally) is an album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in September 1972 by Columbia Records.[6] It made its first appearance on the Billboard 200 chart in the issue dated September 30, 1972, and remained on the album chart for 18 weeks, peaking at number 86.[7] For its release in the UK, the album was entitled The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face), and three of the songs were replaced.

The only song on the album ever released as a single by Williams was "Home Lovin' Man", which had already had its chart run on Billboard magazine's list of the 40 most popular Easy Listening songs of the week in the U.S. back in 1970, when it reached number 10.[8] The song had also reached number seven on the UK singles chart by the end of that year.[9] Coinciding with its first North American release on a Williams LP, the same recording entered the Easy Listening chart again in the November 4, 1972, issue of Billboard and made it to number 27 during its five weeks there.[10]

Alone Again (Naturally) was released on compact disc for the first time as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on February 19, 2002, the other album being Williams's Columbia release from the fall of 1973, Solitaire.[11] 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.[12] The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) was paired with Solitaire as two albums on one CD by Sony Music Distribution in 2003.[13]

Track listing[edit]

North American release[edit]

  1. "Pieces of April" (Dave Loggins) – 3:36
  2. "Day by Day" (Stephen Schwartz) – 3:11
  3. "Where Is the Love" (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) – 2:34
  4. "If I Could Go Back" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:28
  5. "I Need You" (Gerry Beckley) – 2:58
  6. "Alone Again (Naturally)" (Gilbert O'Sullivan) – 4:04
  7. "The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)" (Ewan MacColl) – 3:19
  8. "Song Sung Blue" (Neil Diamond) – 3:05
  9. "Home Lovin' Man" (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Tony Macaulay) – 3:10
  10. "The Long and Winding Road" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:18
  11. "Amazing Grace" (John Newton) – 3:27

UK release[edit]

  1. "The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)" (Ewan MacColl) – 3:19
  2. "Pieces of April" (Dave Loggins) – 3:36
  3. "Day by Day" (Stephen Schwartz) – 3:11
  4. "Where Is the Love" (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) – 2:34
  5. "If I Could Go Back" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:28
  6. "I Need You" (Gerry Beckley) – 2:58
  7. "Alone Again (Naturally)" (Gilbert O'Sullivan) – 4:04
  8. "Song Sung Blue" (Neil Diamond) – 3:05
  9. "Who Was It?" (Gilbert O'Sullivan) - 2:50
  10. "Marmalade, Molasses & Honey" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Maurice Jarre) - 3:40
  11. "If You're Gonna Break Another Heart" (Albert Hammond, Mike Hazelwood) - 2:29

Recording dates[edit]

Personnel[5][edit]

  • Andy Williams - vocals
  • Dick Glasser - producer
  • Al Capps - arranger/conductor (except as noted)
  • Artie Butler - arranger/conductor ("Home Lovin' Man")
  • Eric Prestidge - remix engineer
  • Mike Ross-Trevor - recording engineer in London
  • Rafael O. Valentin - recording engineer
  • Tom Bert - back cover photo
  • Keats Tyler - front cover photo

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b (2002) Album notes for The Complete Columbia Chart Singles Collection by Andy Williams [CD booklet]. New York: Sony Music.
  2. ^ a b c d e (2002) Album notes for Alone Again (Naturally)/Solitaire by Andy Williams, [CD booklet]. New York: Sony Music.
  3. ^ a b (2003) Album notes for B Sides and Rarities by Andy Williams, [CD booklet]. New York: Sony Music.
  4. ^ a b "Alone Again (Naturally) - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  5. ^ a b (1972) "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Andy Williams [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records KC 31625.
  6. ^ a b "Album Reviews". Billboard. 1972-09-23. p. 20. 
  7. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 844.
  8. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 295.
  9. ^ "Andy Williams - Home Lovin' Man". Chart Stats. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  10. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 296.
  11. ^ "Alone Again (Naturally)/Solitaire - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Classic Album Collection, Vol. 2". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  13. ^ "Solitaire/Alone Again Naturally". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 

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