2009 collection from the Easy Listening icon. The golden voice of Andy Williams has been entertaining audiences for over seven decades. During the 1960s, Williams became one of the most popular vocalists in the U.S. and was signed to what was at that time the biggest recording contract in history. From 1962 to 1971, Andy also had his own popular TV variety show which attracted huge audiences world-wide. To celebrate the release of Andy William's first autobiography, Moon River and Me, which highlights his amazing life and career, this compilation of his greatest hits has been made available. 24 tracks in all. Sony/BMG.
MOON RIVER: THE BEST OF ANDY WILLIAMS collects 18 of Andy Williams' biggest and best, spanning 1957 through 1972 but concentrating on the early to mid-'60s, when his smooth, authoritative vocals made him a chart perennial. Opening with "Moon River," the compilation touches on most of his classics, including "Born Free," "Butterfly," "Can't Get Used to Losing You," "Speak Softly Love," "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story," and even the ultimate swingers anthem, "Music to Watch Girls By." That's not to say it's comprehensive, though. Columbia/Legacy could've easily rounded up every one of his Top Ten greats if only they'd made room for five additional tracks, like the great "Canadian Sunset," "Lonely Street," "I Like Your Kind of Love," "Are You Sincere," and his Christmas 1963 chart-topping version of "White Christmas."