Following the first Andy Williams greatest-hits album on Columbia by only three years (available in a three-for-one with Vol. 2 and Love Story), Vol. 2 focused primarily on Williams singles of the early 1970s, among them the easy listening chart Top Tens "Home Lovin' Man," "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story," and "Love Theme from 'The Godfather' (Speak Softly Love)." There were also a couple of big easy listening hits from the '60s that had been left off the first volume, "Music to Watch Girls By" and "In The Arms of Love," as well as re-recordings of two of the singer's 1950s hits, "The Village of St. Bernadette" and "Lonely Street." The result was hardly adequate as a survey of Williams's best early '70s work, but it was a typical compilation of its time.
Easily the most solid and long-lasting vocalist of his era, Andy Williams' laid-back delivery and expansive voice charmed audiences for decades, from his first appearance with a brother quartet into his eighth decade of performance as the head of his own dinner theater in Branson, Missouri. Born in Wall Lake, Iowa, Williams sang in his church choir and later formed a quartet with his three brothers.
Andy Williams is the American singer whose voice was described by Ronald Reagan as "a national treasure". His gold and platinum albums testify to his enduring appeal among a public who love a bit of crooning.His career began as one of a quartet, The Williams Brothers, and they were successful enough to appear with Bing Crosby on the single "Swinging on a Star". By 1952 his brothers left the act and Williams was solo. His early releases failed to perform well but he finally hit the top spot of the charts with "Butterfly". This unleashed a series of chart successes for him.
Japanese original release. Box set includes seven original albums "Andy Williams' Dear Heart," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Born Free," "Love, Andy," "Honey," "Happy Heart," and "Love Theme from The Godfather" plus a bonus disc "Andy Williams Live In Japan," featuring live recordings from the concerts held at Osaka Festival Hall on May 15 & 16, 1973. This bonus CD becomes available as CD for the first time in the world. Features remastering and cardboard sleeve faithfully replicating its US LP jacket design. Comes with lyrics and a description.
Japanese original release. First box set of Andy Williams includes seven original albums "Canadian Sunset," "To You Sweetheart, Aloha," "Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes," "Days of Wine and Roses and Other TV Requests," "The Wonderful World of Andy Williams," "The Academy Award-Winning Call Me Irresponsible and Other Hit Songs from the Movies," and "The Great Songs from "My Fair Lady" and Other Broadway Hits" plus a bonus disc with Japanese version(s) of songs, rare tracks, and more. Features remastering and cardboard sleeve faithfully replicating its US LP jacket design. Comes with lyrics and a description.