1973 Andy Williams – Solitaire

Solitaire is the thirty-first studio album by American pop singer Andy Williams, released in the fall of 1973 by Columbia Records and was an attempt to move away from his formulaic series of recent releases that relied heavily on songs that other artists had made popular.

The album made its first appearance on Billboard magazine’s Top LP’s & Tapes chart in the issue dated November 17, 1973, and remained there for six weeks, peaking at number 185. It entered the UK album chart the following month, on December 22, and stayed there for 26 weeks, during which time it made it all the way to number three. On January 1, 1974, the newly formed British Phonographic Industry awarded the album with Silver certification for sales of 60,000 units in the UK, and Gold certification from the BPI, for sales of 100,000 units, followed on January 1, 1975

Tracks

Solitaire(Neil Sedaka; Phil Cody) 04:21
2  Make It Easy On Yourself (Peter Skellern) 03:12
3  You Are The Sunshine Of My Lif (Stevie Wonder) 03:11
Getting Over You(Tony Hazzard) 03:24
5  Remember (Harry Nilsson) 04:02
6  That Is All (George Harrison) 04:28
7  Walk Right Back (Sonny Curtis) 03:10
8  Last Tango In Paris (Gato Barbieri; Dory Previn) 02:38
9 My Love (Paul McCartney) 03:59
10  The Dreamer (Nicky Hopkins) 05:07

Musicians

1 Solitaire

BassLyle Ritz
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarJim Ryan
Pedal Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
HarpsichordTom Hensley
PianoLincoln Mayorga
VocalsAndy Williams


2 Make It Easy On Yourself

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsHal Blaine
Acoustic GuitarLouie Shelton
Acoustic GuitarVini Poncia
PianoNicky Hopkins
SaxBud Shank
VocalsAndy Williams


3 You Are The Sunshine Of My Lif

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJimmy Calvert
Acoustic GuitarVini Poncia
Acoustic GuitarJohn Morell
Acoustic GuitarBilly Fender
PianoTom Hensley
TrumpetChuck Findley
VocalsAndy Williams


4 Getting Over You

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJimmy Calvert
Acoustic GuitarVini Poncia
Acoustic GuitarBilly Fender
Acoustic GuitarJohn Morell
PianoTom Hensley
VocalsAndy Williams


5 Remember

Acoustic GuitarRichard Bennett
MandolinJohn Morell
HarpsichordTom Hensley
PianoNicky Hopkins
VocalsAndy Williams


6 That Is All

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJimmy Calvert
PianoTom Hensley
PianoNicky Hopkins
VocalsAndy Williams


7 Walk Right Back

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarJimmy Calvert
Acoustic GuitarVini Poncia
Acoustic GuitarJimmy Calvert
Acoustic GuitarJohn Morell
Electric PianoTom Hensley
VocalsAndy Williams


8 Last Tango In Paris

BassLyle Ritz
DrumsHal Blaine
GuitarMike Deasy
Acoustic GuitarBen Benay
Electric PianoMike Lang
PianoClark Gassman
ClarinetGene Cipriano
VocalsAndy Williams


9 My Love

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsJim Keltner
OrganTom Hensley
GuitarJimmy Calvert
Acoustic GuitarJohn Morell
Acoustic GuitarVini Poncia
Acoustic GuitarBilly Fender
VocalsAndy Williams


10 The Dreamer

BassKlaus Voormann
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarVini Poncia
Acoustic GuitarJohn Morell
Acoustic GuitarBilly Fender
PianoNicky Hopkins
PercussionDerrek Van Eaton
PercussionLon Van Eaton
VocalsAndy Williams

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Arranged By – Tom Scott (Track 2)
Arranged By (Chorus) – Tom Hensley (Track 10)
Arranged By (Horns) – Tom Hensley (Track 4)
Arranged By (Horns) – Del Newman (Track 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Kirby Johnson (Tracks 1, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Tom Hensley (Tracks 4, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page (Tracks 5, 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – Del Newman (Track 10)
Arranged By (Woodwind) – Kirby Johnson (Track A1)
Arranged By (Woodwind) – Tom Hensley (Track 9)
Engineer – Bill Schnee
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Supervised By – Vini Poncia

Design – Anne Garner
Photography By – Norman Seeff

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At Sunset Sound Recorders
Recorded At Western Recorders
Recorded At The Burbank Studios
Recorded At Quantum Recording Studio, Torrance, California
Recorded At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At Producers Workshop
Phonographic Copyright (p) CBS Inc
Copyright (c) CBS Inc