Warm and Willing

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Warm and Willing
Studio album by Andy Williams
Released 1962
Recorded 1962
Genre Traditional pop,
Vocal pop,
Early pop/rock[1]
Length 40:24
Label Columbia
Producer Robert Mersey[2]
Andy Williams chronology
Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes
Warm and Willing
Million Seller Songs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Warm and Willing is an album by American pop singer Andy Williams that was released in 1962 by Columbia Records. It made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's chart in the issue dated October 20 of that year and remained on the album chart for 44 weeks, peaking at number 16.[3]

The single from the album, "Stranger on the Shore," made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart four months prior, reaching number 38 during its seven-week stay.[4] It performed even better on the magazine's Easy Listening chart, peaking at number 9.[5]

The album was released on compact disc for the first time by Sony Music Distribution on December 28, 1999, as tracks 1 through 12 on a pairing of two albums on one CD with tracks 13 through 24 consisting of Williams's Columbia album from May 1966, The Shadow of Your Smile.[6] It was also released as one of two albums on one CD by Collectables Records on February 5, 2002, the other album being a 1966 compilation from Columbia entitled Andy Williams' Newest Hits.[7] 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.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Embraceable You" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:40
  2. "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:34
  3. "The Touch of Your Lips" (Ray Noble) – 3:09
  4. "I See Your Face Before Me" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 3:34
  5. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 3:36
  6. "If Ever I Would Leave You" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 3:38
  7. "My One and Only Love" (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) – 3:49
  8. "Stranger on the Shore" (Acker Bilk) – 2:50
  9. "Warm All Over" (Frank Loesser) – 3:16
  10. "More Than You Know" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 3:26
  11. "Love Is Here to Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:43
  12. "Warm and Willing" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston, Jimmy McHugh) – 2:52


  1. ^ a b "Warm and Willing". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  2. ^ (1966) Warm and Willing by Andy Williams [album jacket]. New York: Columbia Records CS 8679.
  3. ^ Whitburn 1985, p. 405.
  4. ^ Whitburn 1999, p. 702.
  5. ^ Whitburn 1993, p. 256.
  6. ^ "Warm and Willing/The Shadow of Your Smile". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Warm and Willing/Newest Hits". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Classic Album Collection, Vol. 2". allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 


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