Andy Williams – Moon River – 1962 [HQ REMIX/REMASTER]

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“Moon River” was recorded by Andy Williams in early 1962. It was released on March 26, 1962 on his 9th studio album “Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes“ on Columbia Records. Enjoy my High-Quality Remix/Remaster of this historic recording.

"Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes" is Andy's 9th studio album, released on March 26, 1962 by Columbia Records. It covered theme songs from films mostly from the late 50’s.
The album made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's chart May 12, 1962 peaking at #3 and remained there for 176 weeks (the longest chart run of any of his albums).

Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) [Aged 84 years] was an American pop singer. He recorded 43 albums in his career, of which 15 have been gold certified and three platinum certified. He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971, along with numerous TV specials. The Andy Williams Show won three Emmy awards. The Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, is named after the song for which he is best known—Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini's "Moon River". He sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

My sister bought the mono version of the LP for my 7th birthday back in 1962. Within weeks, I memorized all of the lyrics and every nuance of every arrangement of every track. I definitely played the hell out of it. This track and the entire album has quite a bit of history with me.

About the original recording:
The orchestra was recorded beautifully, but the sound-quality on Andy’s vocal was horrible! It was so muddy and heavy in the low-end with such a wonky compression, that you couldn’t understand the lyrics! Now I have the software to fix that!

This was one of the last high-fidelity all-vacuum-tube recordings out of Columbia. I wanted to give it a special treatment.

About my remix:
For Andy’s. vocals, I removed the original harsh mono spring-loaded reverb and replaced it with a nice gentle stereo reverb. I ran a limiter on it to brighten it up and did several EQ passes to shave off the overabundant bass and increase the midrange and the highs to add clarity and definition. The background singers, instruments, drums and bass were not altered.

Technical Information:
I used iZotope RX-8 to isolate the Vocals, Instruments, Drums and Bass into 4 separate tracks. Adobe Audition 2020 was used for Dynamic Range recovery, Reverb, Delay, EQ, and final mixdown. Sonic Studio’s Amarra Luxe Sound Processor was used for post EQ and upsampling. NERO 2019 Platinum used to generate the final video.

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Enjoy my High-Quality Remix/Remaster of this historic pop recording that catapulted Andy’s career into the stratosphere.

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