And So It Goes CD (2012)

Artist: Don Williams

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on 5/12/2013

I couldn't wait until June 19th for the release here in the USA so I had a friend in the UK buy and ship the CD to me last month. I was a bit skeptical at first...then played it through once and realized Don Williams still has it. How wonderful it is to hear that smooth voice once again, married to some great country lyrics. "Imagine That" and "Infinity" are two early favorites but the entire album is growing on me. This album is a gift to long-time fans of Don Williams and a great introduction to those who may not be familiar with his previous work. Outstanding! Read More

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Specifications

Label Welk Music Group
SKU 231246424
UPC 015891408125
UPC 14 00015891408125
Format CD
Release Date 6/19/2012
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Author Don Williams
Compilation Appearance Down Home Country Christmas
Compilation Appearance Real 80's Country / Various
Compilation Appearance Classic Country Gold
Compilation Appearance Country's Got Heart
Compilation Appearance Now That?s What I Call Acm Awards:50t
Associated Artist/Work Clark, Roy
Associated Artist/Work Reeves, Jim
Technical Info
Engineer Brandon Bell; Gary Paczosa; Gordon Hammond; Matt Rausch; Paul Bowman
Producer Don Williams; Garth Fundis
CatalogID 9140812
Lable Name Sugar Hill
Released 04/30/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 35m : 40s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00015891408125
Musical Guests
Alison Krauss
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Billy Sanford (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, gut-string guitar); Mike Noble (acoustic guitar); J.T. Corenflos (electric guitar); Russ Pahl (steel guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin); Pam Sixfin, David Davidson , David Angell (violin); Jene? Fleenor (fiddle); Kris Wilkinson (viola); Anthony LaMarchina (cello); Tyson Rogers (accordion, piano, electric piano, organ); Sam Bacco (marimba); Matt McKenzie (upright bass, electric bass); John Gardner (drums, percussion); Kenny Malone (percussion); Chip Davis, Billy Davis, Garth Fundis, Tim Williams (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Don Williams; Garth Fundis; Gordon Hammond.
Recording information: Craftworks; Minutia; Neptune Lane; Sound Emporium Recording Studios, Nashville, TN; The House.
Photographer: David McClister.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Robert Pratt; Tim Williams; Kristen Ohlundbender; Ann Fundis.
Returning from an extended semi-retirement that began after the 2004 release of My Heart to You -- a record that appeared on the little-known Compendia imprint -- Don Williams released the rather brilliant And So It Goes in 2012, an album so understated that it may be easy to overlook its excellence. Then again, if Williams has a signature, it's a touch so easy that it sometimes appears that he isn't there at all; he's never performing, he's inhabiting his songs. As the years rolled on and the tempos got slower and the productions softer, he could sometimes disappear into his surroundings, but And So It Goes achieves a nimble balance between comfort and virtuosity, an album where Williams feels entirely relaxed but never lazy. Supported by longtime producer Garth Fundis, Williams keeps things soothing -- nothing seems hurried or urgent, everything unspools at its own unhurried pace -- but nothing's too easy; there are love songs to be sure, but Williams also tackles bigger issues, pondering the meaning of "Infinity" and wondering "What If It Worked Like That." This balance of subtle spirituality and life experience has considerable resonance, particularly because it takes a little digging to get to the bigger issues. And So It Goes can be enjoyed as mere aural comfort food -- it's as welcoming as a warm bath -- but what gives it impact is its underlying, sometimes hidden, meanings. This may or may not be Williams' final album but if it is, it serves as a superb coda to a career that always found deep meaning in ease; it seems like anybody could do this, but if they could, somebody would have done it as well as Don Williams has by this point. Not only that, but Williams has not always done it as well as he does here. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.28) - "A great return to form by one of the format's best-loved artists, showing how timeless his sound was -- and is."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.83) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t is Williams' ever-distinctive voice, allied to a line in unfailingly attractive material, such as 'Infinity' and the memorable title track, that provides this release with a patina of timelessness."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.85) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Wiliams' ever-distinctive voice, allied to the unfailingly attractive material such as 'Infinity' and the memorable title track, that gives this release a patina of timelessness."
Uncut (magazine) (p.85) - "Williams' horizontal approach makes for a refreshingly conversational set of songs, including 'I Just Come Here For The Music', a duet with longtime admirer Alison Krauss..."
Disc 1
1 Better Than Today
2 Heart of Hearts
3 She's With Me
4 I Just Come Here for the Music
5 Infinity
6 What If It Worked Like That
7 She's a Natural
8 Imagine That
9 First Fool In Line
10 And So It Goes
Product Attributes
Artist Williams,Don
Label Welk Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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