Editors’ Notes Though the song has been sung by everyone from Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Chevy Chase in Fletch, it’s impossible not to think of the late, great Andy Williams when hearing “Moon River.” Featuring 18 songs released between the late '50s and early '70s, this compilation does well to emphasize Williams’ '60s heyday. Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman’s “Can’t Get Used to Losing You” sounds like it was customized for Williams’ buttery tenor. Similarly, John Barry and Don Black's title track for the 1966 film Born Free could have been tailor-made for Williams’ soaring range; there are movements in the song where his elongated inflections upstage the French horn and strings. Standouts from the '70s include a cover of Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” (Williams’ version is much more flirty and seductive than Frankie Valli’s) and the amorous “We’ve Only Just Begun.” While Karen Carpenter made the song famous, Williams gave it a smoothly masculine authority. Overall, an outstanding collection of one of pop's most versatile vocalists.
(Where Do I Begin) Love Story (Love Theme from "Love Story")
Can't Get Used to Losing You
Love Theme from "Romeo and Juliet" (A Time for Us)
We've Only Just Begun
Love Theme from "the Godfather"
Can't Help Falling In Love
One Day of Your Life (Single Version)
Days of Wine and Roses
The Village of St. Bernadette
Music to Watch Girls By
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
In the Arms of Love (From "What Did You Do In the War, Daddy?")
Battle Hymn of the Republic (with the St. Charles Borromeo Choir)
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
18 Songs, 51 Minutes
October 13, 2009
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