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Dear Heart/The Shadow Of Your Smile [2 on 1]
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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A Timeless Classic
Steve Rawlings | Denver, CO USA | 01/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Collectibles has reissued a number of original works by great artists of the 60's, combining two albums on one CD. I originally purchased "Born Free/Love Andy" on CD and was elated with the quality of the music and the opportunity to relive so many warm and endearing memories. This CD is equally special. The title pieces from the two original albums, "Dear Heart" and "The Shadow of Your Smile," remain as clear and sweet as always, yet there is so much more. This release allows Mr. Williams to demonstrate his extraordinary range. He can at once touch your heart with a tear in "The Summer of Our Love" or "Try to Remember" or with a smile in "Emily" or "Somewhere." Close your eyes and allow his works to carry you to a distant place with soft smiles, flickering candlelight, sweet wine, and serene melodies."
Andy Spices It Up with Jobim and Other Delights
Ben Alba | Chicago, IL | 06/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These two classic Columbia LPs offer interesting snapshots of the changing pop music scene in the mid-'60s, as well as Andy Williams' ability to adapt to it. "Dear Heart" (1965) largely contains ballad standards, warmly executed in the traditional pop style. Highlights include the tender "Emily," "Almost There" (from Williams' only film, "I'd Rather Be Rich," co-starring Sandra Dee), and Andy's hit version of the Henry Mancini title track.The more interesting album is "The Shadow of Your Smile" (1966), which finds Andy experimenting with songs of the Beatles, including "Michelle," in which the lilting, lush orchestration is well-suited to Andy's cool reading of the song's French lyrics. In contrast is a hot, swinging cover of "A Taste of Honey." Williams' guest on this album is bossa nova godfather Antonio Carlos Jobim, who sits in on guitar on two of his compositions, "Meditation" and "How Insensitive." Andy's right at home with Jobim, using orchestrations which borrow heavily from the Claus Ogerman charts used on Jobim's own albums. But how insensitive, indeed, that Jobim (who guested a number of times on Andy's NBC-TV variety series) is not credited on this reissue, even though his name and photo appeared on the back of the original LP jacket."
It Takes Me Back
Lisa Keeling | 07/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent cd, especially combining two albums into one. My father listened to both of these albums all the time, and when I hear them, it's like being back in the living room I grew up in. I got this for my dad for Father's day, and he was kind enough to let me borrow it. Of course, he loves it also!
They don't make music like this any more. Think about it, "the shadow of your smile, when you are gone..." Wow!"