Moon River Album

Various Artists

About Moon River

"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song also won the 1962 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The song has been covered by many other artists. It became the theme song for Andy Williams, who first recorded it in 1962 (and performed it at the Academy Awards ceremony that year). He sang the first eight bars of the song at the beginning of each episode of his eponymous television show and named his production company and venue in Branson, Missouri, after it; his autobiography is called "Moon River" and Me. Williams' version was never released as a single, but it charted as an LP track that he recorded for Columbia on a hit album of 1962, Moon River and Other Great Movie Themes. The song's success was responsible for relaunching Mercer's career as a songwriter, which had stalled in the mid-1950s because rock and roll had replaced jazz standards as the popular music of the time. The song's popularity is such that it has been used as a test sample in a study on people's memories of popular songs. Comments about the lyrics have noted that they are particularly reminiscent of Mercer's youth in the Southern United States and his longing to expand his horizons. Robert Wright wrote in The Atlantic Monthly, "This is a love sung [sic] to wanderlust. Or a romantic song in which the romantic partner is the idea of romance." An inlet near Savannah, Georgia, Johnny Mercer's hometown, was named Moon River in honor of him and this song 

11Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche Constellation3:41 
11Johnny Mercer, Pete Moore & His Orchestra2:47 
12Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche, Harry Roche Constellation3:04 
12Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche3:42 
13Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche, Harry Roche Constellation3:39 
16Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche Constellation2:29 
17Johnny Mercer, Pete Moore & His Orchestra3:41 
17Johnny Mercer, The Pete Moore Orchestra2:45 
18Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche3:19 
19Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche Constellation3:17 
110Johnny Mercer, The Pete Moore Orchestra3:20 
110Johnny Mercer, Pete Moore & His Orchestra3:17 
111Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche Constellation2:33 
112Johnny Mercer, The Pete Moore Orchestra3:40 
112Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche2:35 
113Johnny Mercer, Pete Moore & His Orchestra3:21 
113Johnny Mercer, The Pete Moore Orchestra3:16 
114Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche2:28 
114Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche Constellation2:28 
25Johnny Mercer, The Pete Moore Orchestra, Pete Moore & His Orchestra3:52 
29Johnny Mercer, The Pete Moore Orchestra, Pete Moore & His Orchestra4:14 
215Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche2:31 
216Johnny Mercer, Helen O'Connell, Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Pete Moore & His Orchestra2:57 
216Johnny Mercer, Helen O'Connell, Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra, The Pete Moore Orchestra2:54 
220Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche, Harry Roche Constellation3:16 
225Johnny Mercer, The Pete Moore Orchestra, Pete Moore & His Orchestra2:48 
227Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche2:53 
227Johnny Mercer, Harry Roche Constellation2:52 
228Johnny Mercer, Pete Moore & His Orchestra3:57 
228Johnny Mercer, The Pete Moore Orchestra3:57 

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