Additional personnel includes: Dave Grusin, Billy May, Marty Paich, Allyn Ferguson, Dick Hazard, Jack Elliott, Johnny Mandel (arranger).
Engineers include: Steve Johnson, Corey Crocket.
Includes liner notes by Ben Alba.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Ben Alba.
Recording information: 2000.
Andy Williams Live: Treasures From His Personal Collection recaptures 31 great songs from the vocalist's repertoire and the best of his live performances. The ambience of Williams' gleaming, beautiful tones is heard on such priceless favorites as "Moon River," a big-band version of the Henry Mancini-Johnny Mercer composition "Charade," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Alfie," "If Ever I Would Leave You," and one of Antonio Carlos Jobim's prettiest songs, "Corcovado." Williams projects with power and emotion against remarkable string arrangements, phrases lyrics with beauty and grace, and enamors you with his soft and serene musical tapestries. You only have to listen to his interpretation of the Bernstein/Sondheim gem "Somewhere" and to the way he sustains the notes on "Who Can I Turn To" to understand why Williams' voice is an authentic American treasure. ~ Paula Edelstein