What can you say about Andy Williams except “he’s one of the greats”! With a magnificent career that spanned a length of approximately 40 years in recorded music that produced over 40 studio albums, Andy Williams was a multi-generational fascination, a fascination that extends to this very day. This endurance includes a pleasant handful of Christmas titles that many of us grew up on.  

On November 28, during the PBS presentation of Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs (My Music), a 92-song 4CD set featuring classic Andy Williams songs will be made available as a gift for donations to PBS. The 4CD set will be titled The Ultimate Collection and will feature brand new remastering of the tracks by Vic Anesini. As if these things weren’t enough, the 4CD set will also present 8 bonus tracks that are previously unreleased. The releasing label is TJL. The donation requirement is a hefty one and so this new package is likely reserved for the most ardent of Andy Williams fans. 

Our great friend from The Second Disc, Joe Marchese, (who first reported the upcoming package on TSD, and who gracefully allowed us to report on) has written the liner notes for the sets 20-page booklet. (Here at TAP, we gush with pride concerning not only The Second Disc and their accomplishments, but also with Joe Marchese, who has been a great friend to us!)  Their post is here.

Other new Andy Williams sets including a newly compiled Christmas collection (Greatest Christmas Songs), and three new issues of DVDs (The Andy Williams Christmas Show [1964], Love, Andy [1967] and, of course, the DVD of the PBS showcase, Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs). 

The Ultimate CollectionAndy Williams

01 Canadian Sunset
02 Butterfly
03 I Like Your Kind of Love (with Peggy Powers)
04 Lips of Wine
05 Are You Sincere?
06 Promise Me, Love
07 The Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au)
08 Lonely Street
09 The Village of St. Bernadette
10 Danny Boy
11 Moon River
12 Don’t You Believe It
13 Stranger on the Shore
14 Can’t Get Used to Losing You
15 Days of Wine and Roses
16 May Each Day
17 Hopeless
18 The Angels Will Whisper*
19 A Fool Never Learns
20 Charade

01 More
02 Wrong for Each Other
03 Call Me Irresponsible
04 On the Street Where You Live
05 Almost There
06 Dear Heart
07 I Cried for You (Now It’s Your Turn to Cry Over Me)*
08 …And Roses and Roses
09 Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
10 The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from The Sandpiper)
11 What the World Needs Now Is Love*
12 One Rose from Vienna*
13 In the Arms of Love
14 The Shining Sea*
15 A Quiet Thing*
16 Born Free
17 Somewhere, My Love (Lara’s Theme from Doctor Zhivago)
18 Sunny
19 Spanish Eyes
20 Strangers in the Night
21 God Only Knows
22 When I Look in Your Eyes
23 More and More
24 Music to Watch Girls By

01 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
02 Holly
03 The More I See You
04 The Look of Love
05 Up, Up, and Away
06 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
07 This Is My Song
08 Theme from “Valley of the Dolls”
09 Sweet Memories
10 The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
11 Our Last Goodbye
12 Love Is Blue
13 Windy
14 Scarborough Fair/Canticle
15 For Once in My Life
16 Memories
17 Gentle on My Mind
18 Happy Heart
19 A Woman’s Way
20 Long Time Blues
21 Can’t Help Falling in Love
22 It’s So Easy
23 Shadows of the Night (Quentin’s Theme)
24 Battle Hymn of the Republic

01 Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet” (A Time for Us)
02 One Day of Your Life
03 Both Sides Now
04 Home Lovin’ Man
05 Where Do I Begin? (Love Story)
06 We’ve Only Just Begun
07 If You Could Read My Mind
08 MacArthur Park
09 Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)
10 Everything I Own
11 Who Was It?
12 Solitaire
13 Free as the Wind
14 Love’s Theme
15 Cry Softly
16 A Mi Esposa Con Amor (Full Spanish Version)
17 Love Leaves*
18 Love Said Goodbye (Theme from The Godfather Part II)
19 Sad Eyes
20 We Don’t Love Here (We Just Sleep Here)*
21 Tell It Like It Is
22 Sad
23 It Was Time
24 If We Only Had the Time (with Children of the World)

By MARowe