Reflections (Andy Williams album)

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Reflections
Williams-Reflections.jpg
Compilation album by Andy Williams
Released December 30, 1977[1]
Recorded 1962-1977
Genre Traditional pop
Vocal pop
Standards
Soft rock
Film music
Soundtracks
Length 65:58
Label CBS Records
Andy Williams chronology
Andy
(1976)
Reflections
(1977)
Let's Love While We Can
(1980)

Reflections is a compilation album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in the UK on December 30, 1977, by the CBS Records division of Columbia.[1] The subtitle on the cover reads, "A collection of 20 of my favorite songs", and a statement from Williams in the liner notes says, "Songs have a very special memories for all of us. They pinpoint moments in our time. On this album I have chosen 20 songs that do just that. I hope you like them."[2] While there was one new song ("Sad"), the collection was otherwise a balanced mix of album cuts and chart hits from his years with Columbia Records, including the seven top 10 UK singles he'd had during this period.[3]

On January 20, 1978, the album was awarded with Gold certification by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of 100,000 units in the UK.[1] It entered the UK album chart the following week, on January 28, and reached number 2 over the course of 17 weeks.[4] It was released on compact disc in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moon River" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 2:46
  2. "Sad" (Robbin Mannix, Debbie Shelton) – 3:54
  3. "Both Sides Now" (Joni Mitchell) – 3:43
  4. "Home Lovin' Man" (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Tony Macaulay) – 3:10
  5. "Seasons in the Sun" (Jacques Brel, Rod McKuen) – 4:41
  6. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 2:48
  7. "Happy Heart" (James Last, Jackie Rae) – 3:15
  8. "Born Free" (John Barry, Don Black) – 2:27
  9. "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (Francis Lai, Carl Sigman) – 3:10
  10. "Almost There" ( Jerry Keller, Gloria Shayne) – 2:59
  11. "Can't Help Falling in Love" (Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss) – 3:15
  12. "Without You" (Tom Evans, Peter Ham) – 3:16
  13. "Can't Get Used to Losing You" (Jerome "Doc" Pomus, Mort Shuman) – 2:25
  14. "God Only Knows" (Tony Asher, Brian Wilson) – 2:52
  15. "Solitaire" (Phil Cody, Neil Sedaka) – 4:22
  16. "Your Song" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – 3:27
  17. "The Way We Were" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch) – 3:18
  18. "Can't Take My Eyes off You" (Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio) – 3:15
  19. "My Way" (Paul Anka, Claude François, Jacques Revaux) – 3:43
  20. "May Each Day" (Mort Green, George Wyle) – 2:54

Billboard & UK chart positions[edit]

Song US chart debut Hot 100[5] Easy Listening[6] Hot R&B Sides[7] UK chart debut UK singles chart[3]
"Can't Get Used to Losing You" March 2, 1963 2 (4 weeks) 1 (4 weeks) 7 March 23, 1963 2 (1 week)
"Days of Wine and Roses" March 16, 1963 26 9
"Almost There" November 14, 1964 67 12 September 18, 1965 2 (3 weeks)
"May Each Day" February 26, 1966 19
"Can't Take My Eyes off You" March 16, 1968 5
"Happy Heart" April 5, 1969 22 1 (2 weeks) May 10, 1969 19
"Can't Help Falling in Love" February 28, 1970 88 28 March 14, 1970 3
"Home Lovin' Man" October 24, 1970 10 November 21, 1970 7
"(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" February 6, 1971 9 1 (4 weeks) March 20, 1971 4
"Home Lovin' Man" (reissue) November 4, 1972 27
"Solitaire" October 6, 1973 23 December 8, 1973 4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BPI search results". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  2. ^ (1977) Album notes for Reflections by Andy Williams [album jacket]. London: CBS Records 10006.
  3. ^ a b "Andy Williams". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Andy Williams - Reflections". Chart Stats. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Whitburn 2009, pp. 1059–1060.
  6. ^ Whitburn 2007, p. 295.
  7. ^ Whitburn 2004, p. 624.

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2004), Joel Whitburn Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, 1942-2004, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-160-8 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2007), Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top Adult Songs, 1961-2006, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-169-1 
  • Whitburn, Joel (2009), Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, 1955-2008, Record Research Inc., ISBN 0-89820-180-2