Danny Boy and Other Songs I Love to Sing/The Wonderful World of Andy Williams

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This discount-priced two-fer combines two Andy Williams albums from the early '60s. Danny Boy and Other Songs I Love to Sing, as it was titled originally, was Williams' Columbia Records debut after six years with the much smaller Cadence label. The Wonderful World of Andy Williams, which followed two years later, was his sixth Columbia LP. A lot had happened in between; Williams had become a major record seller by recording movie theme songs like "Moon River," and he had become a successful television host. But Collectables is right to pair these two albums because they are both grab bags of material with no thematic consistency, unlike LPs released in between like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This discount-priced two-fer combines two Andy Williams albums from the early '60s. Danny Boy and Other Songs I Love to Sing, as it was titled originally, was Williams' Columbia Records debut after six years with the much smaller Cadence label. The Wonderful World of Andy Williams, which followed two years later, was his sixth Columbia LP. A lot had happened in between; Williams had become a major record seller by recording movie theme songs like "Moon River," and he had become a successful television host. But Collectables is right to pair these two albums because they are both grab bags of material with no thematic consistency, unlike LPs released in between like Days of Wine and Roses. In both cases, Williams seems to have had a hit single to promote -- "Danny Boy" in the case of the earlier album, "A Fool Never Learns" for the later one -- and he simply went into the studio and cut some other material to create an album tie-in. He sang some show tunes, some old standards, and some songs that had been hits for other people recently. Danny Boy adopted a consistent style of arrangement, its songs always being performed as lush ballads with lots of strings, while Wonderful World was all over the lot, with Williams sometimes being subsumed under a vocal chorus and with the arrangements sometimes being alarmingly up-tempo. Especially notable in this category is the bizarre reading of "Pennies From Heaven," which suddenly turns into a rock & roll performance halfway through. For the listener encountering this compilation 40 years later, the treat is getting to hear Williams singing standards like "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "Summertime," "Misty," "Dream," and "Let It Be Me" the last featuring an unbilled Claudine Longet on the original French lyrics in his rich voice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2002
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431742624
  • Catalog Number: 7426
  • Sales rank: 43,692

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Danny Boy (2:56)
  2. 2 Tammy (3:07)
  3. 3 The Twelfth of Never (2:52)
  4. 4 I'm Old Fashioned (3:00)
  5. 5 Come to Me, Bend to Me (3:25)
  6. 6 Secret Love (3:16)
  7. 7 The Heather on the Hill (3:02)
  8. 8 Can I Forget You? (3:44)
  9. 9 It Could Happen to You (3:01)
  10. 10 I Want to Be Wanted (3:19)
  11. 11 Summertime (3:07)
  12. 12 Misty (3:24)
  13. 13 Canadian Sunset (2:32)
  14. 14 Sing a Rainbow (2:40)
  15. 15 Dream (2:39)
  16. 16 This Is All I Ask (3:18)
  17. 17 Wives and Lovers (2:20)
  18. 18 First Born (2:41)
  19. 19 A Fool Never Learns (2:00)
  20. 20 Noelle (2:48)
  21. 21 Pennies from Heaven (3:31)
  22. 22 September Song (2:59)
  23. 23 Let It Be Me (2:50)
  24. 24 Softly, as I Leave You (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andy Williams Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jerry Reed Composer
Andy Williams Liner Notes
Jay Livingston Composer
J. Harris Composer
Giorgio Calabrese Composer
Antonio de Vita Composer
Richard Erikson Liner Notes
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
Paul Kenny Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Huge, Huge ANdy Williams

    This album is one that I recommend to all Andy Williams' fans, I love the songs: "I Want To Be Wanted", A Fool Never Learns", and "Noelle".

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