- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Andy Williams' career has spanned nearly six decades. He achieved his greatest recording successes in the '60s and early '70s with albums such as the two collected together on this single disc. Included on this disc are the Williams signature tunes "Can't Get Used to Losing You", "Days of Wine and Roses", "The Very Thought Of You", "A Man and A Woman", plus many more.
- 1.Falling In Love With Love
- 2.I Left My Heart In San Francisco
- 3.You Are My Sunshine
- 4.What Kind Of Fool Am I?
- 5.When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
- 6.Days Of Wine And Roses
- 7.It's A Most Unusual Day
- 8.My Coloring Book
- 9.Can't Get Used To Losing You
- 10.I Really Don't Want To Know
- 11.Exactly Like You
- 12.May Each Day
- 13.The Very Thought Of You
- 14.If I Love Again
- 15.Theme From "The Sand Pebbles"
- 17.Here's That Rainy Day
- 18.In The Arms Of Love
- 19.The Face I Love
- 20.Sand And Sea
- 21.So Nice (Summer Samba)
- 22.Pretty Butterfly
- 23.A Man And A Woman
- 24.All Through The Night
2 LPs on 1 CD: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1963)/IN THE ARMS OF LOVE (1966).
Originally released on Columbia (8815) & Columbia (9333). Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
This release collects a pair of mid-1960s records from velvet-voiced vocalist Andy Williams. DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, originally issued in '63, was Williams's most successful album, and it spent weeks at BILLBOARD's top spot, remaining on the charts for 107 weeks. The 12 songs here, which include "What Kind of Fool Am I?," a jazzy take on "You Are My Sunshine," the hit single "Can't Get Used to Losing You," and the title track, feature spare, brassy arrangements that sound like a nightclub performance.
IN THE ARMS OF LOVE, from 1966, features tracks chosen from the same sources--the Great American Songbook and film soundtracks--but the arrangements are more obviously elaborate studio creations. The result is a rich, full sound employing strings that act as a beautiful complement to Williams's emotive singing. Standout tracks include his renditions of "So Nice (Summer Samba)," "A Man and a Woman," and the title song. These recordings are a testament to Williams's sterling reputation as an interpreter of popular songs.