Honey (Andy Williams album)

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Honey
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Studio album by Andy Williams
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre AM pop
Traditional pop
Vocal pop
Soft rock[1]
Length 35:07
Label Columbia
Producer Nick DeCaro[2]
Andy Williams chronology
Love, Andy
(1967)
Honey
(1968)
The Andy Williams Sound of Music
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Billboard 5/5 stars[3]

Honey is an album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in the spring of 1968 by Columbia Records.[1] The album made its first appearance on Billboard's Top LP's chart in the issue dated June 8, 1968, and remained there for 40 weeks, peaking at number nine.[4] It entered the UK album chart shortly thereafter in July and reached number four over the course of 17 weeks,[5] and the Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album Gold certification on November 1 of that year.[6]

The album was released on compact disc for the first time as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on March 23, 1999, the other album being Williams's Columbia release from the spring of 1969, Happy Heart.[7] This same pairing was also released as two albums on one CD by Sony Music Distribution in 2000.[8] The Collectables CD was included 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.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Impossible Dream (The Quest)" (Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh) – 2:39
  2. "This Is My Song" (Charles Chaplin) – 2:53
  3. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:49
  4. "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" (André Previn, Dory Previn) – 3:40
  5. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) – 3:46
  6. "Love Is Blue (L'Amour Est Bleu)" (Brian Blackburn, Pierre Cour, André Popp) – 2:46
  7. "Honey (I Miss You)" (Bobby Russell) – 4:30
  8. "Windy" (Ruthann Friedman) – 2:25
  9. "Our Last Goodbye" (Nick DeCaro, William "Ju Ju" House) – 2:25
  10. "Spooky" (Buddy Buie, James B. Cobb, Jr., Harry Middlebrooks, Mike Shapiro) – 3:18
  11. "Up, Up and Away" (Jimmy Webb) – 2:36

Personnel[2][edit]

  • Andy Williams - vocals
  • Nick DeCaro - arranger, producer
  • Rafael O. Valentin - recording engineer
  • Bob Cato - photographer

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Honey". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b (1968) Honey by Andy Williams [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records CS 9662.
  3. ^ "Album Reviews". Billboard. 1968-05-25. p. 73. 
  4. ^ Whitburn 2010, p. 844.
  5. ^ "Andy Williams - Honey". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  6. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Andy Williams
  7. ^ "Honey/Happy Heart". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Honey/Happy Heart by Andy Williams". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Classic Album Collection, Vol. 1 - Andy Williams". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 

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