Dear Heart/The Shadow of Your Smile

Dear Heart/The Shadow of Your Smile

by Andy Williams
     
 

Andy Williams' successive annual LP releases Dear Heart (1965) and The Shadow of Your Smile (1966) make for a good two-fer CD reissue. Williams was a leading exponent of movie theme songs in the mid-'60s, and both albums derive their titles from then-current films, 1964's Dear Heart and 1965's The Sandpiper, with several other film songsSee more details below

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Andy Williams' successive annual LP releases Dear Heart (1965) and The Shadow of Your Smile (1966) make for a good two-fer CD reissue. Williams was a leading exponent of movie theme songs in the mid-'60s, and both albums derive their titles from then-current films, 1964's Dear Heart and 1965's The Sandpiper, with several other film songs ("I'm All Smiles" from The Yearling, "Emily" from The Americanization of Emily, "Almost There" from I'd Rather Be Rich) also included. Williams also drew upon theater music for his repertoire, here including "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" (The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd), "Try to Remember" (The Fantasticks), "Somewhere" (West Side Story), and "A Taste of Honey" from stage works. He also liked to update old chestnuts like "It Had to Be You" and "That Old Feeling." The Shadow of Your Smile shows a subtle change in his choices, as the film songs dwindle and he introduces songs by contemporary writer-performers the Beatles ("Michelle," "Yesterday") and Antonio Carlos Jobim ("Meditation," "How Insensitive"). But no matter the source of the material, all the songs get satisfying, melodic treatments from the smooth-voiced balladeer, backed by supportive strings and occasional vocal choruses. This was the definition of easy listening music in the mid-'60s, and it holds up well more than three decades later. (Note that Collectables' packaging is somewhat skimpy and that Mark Marymont's typo-filled liner notes actually concern another reissue in this series, Born Free/Love, Andy, not this one!)

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431604823
catalogNumber:
6048
Rank:
63592

Tracks

  1. Red Roses for a Blue Lady  - Andy Williams
  2. It Had to Be You  - Andy Williams
  3. I Can't Stop Loving You  - Andy Williams
  4. Till  - Andy Williams
  5. I'm All Smiles  - Andy Williams
  6. Who Can I Turn to (When Nobody Needs Me)  - Andy Williams
  7. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You  - Andy Williams
  8. Emily  - Andy Williams
  9. Almost There  - Andy Williams
  10. My Carousel  - Andy Williams
  11. Everybody Loves Somebody  - Andy Williams
  12. Dear Heart  - Andy Williams
  13. The Shadow of Your Smile  - Andy Williams
  14. That Old Feeling  - Andy Williams
  15. Meditation  - Andy Williams
  16. Try to Remember  - Andy Williams
  17. Michelle  - Andy Williams
  18. Somewhere  - Andy Williams
  19. The Summer of Our Love  - Andy Williams
  20. Peg O' My Heart  - Andy Williams
  21. How Insensitive  - Andy Williams
  22. Yesterday  - Andy Williams
  23. Bye Bye Blues  - Andy Williams
  24. A Taste of Honey  - Andy Williams

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andy Williams   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
David Bennett   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Howard Kaylan   Composer
Ken Lane   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Chauncey Gray   Composer
Mark Marymont   Liner Notes
Bert Lown   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Roy Brodsky   Composer
Tom Jones   Composer
Frederick Hamm   Composer

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