- Tracks 1-12: Previously released as Columbia Records CS 9480.
Tracks 13-23: Previously released as Columbia Records CS 9566.
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
These two albums from 1967 were two of Andy's biggest sellers - both spent months in the top 10. On 24 tracks Andy performs covers of some of the biggest pop hits of the day, including hits of his own such as "Music to Watch Girls By".
- 1.Born Free
- 2.Somewhere, My Love
- 3.Spanish Eyes
- 4.Strangers In The Night
- 6.Music To Watch Girls By
- 7.I Want To Be Free
- 9.Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
- 11.I Will Wait For You
- 12.You Are Where Everything Is
- 13.Somethin' Stupid
- 14.Watch What Happens
- 15.The Look Of Love
- 16.What Now My Love
- 17.Can't Take My Eyes Off You
- 18.Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
- 20.When I Look In Your Eyes
- 21.The More I See You
- 22.There Will Never Be Another You
- 23.God Only Knows
2 LPs on 1 CD: BORN FREE(1967)/LOVE, ANDY(1967).
Also available as part of the Collectables box THE LEGEND AT HIS BEST!.
BORN FREE originally released on Columbia (9840). LOVE, ANDY originally released on Columbia (9566). Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Andy Williams delivers these 1960s ballads with reliably smooth romance. This double-CD holds 23 songs whose melodies and lyrics are usually not viewed as representative of 1967's music. Although we may think of that time in terms of the rebellious and uninhibited rock culture, Williams wrote an overlooked chapter in history, combining old-time charm and airy flower-power harmonies.
Movie themes like "Born Free" are crooned loud and clear with solid drama. Andy's voice is aided by a silky vocal chorus and violins. There's much more than cuteness to "Somethin' Stupid." Timeless and intelligent, Williams' mellifluous delivery oozes sincerity. It's a personal performance. Even when he takes on the upbeat bugaloo-bounce of "Music to Watch Girls By," Andy Williams takes rough-edged syncopation and transforms it into a tranquil foxtrot.