Promised Land CD (2008)

Artist: Dar Williams

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Brilliant

on 9/2/2008

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Label Razor And Tie Records/sbme
SKU 208891196
UPC 793018299626
UPC 14 00793018299626
Format CD
Release Date 9/9/2008
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Author Dar Williams
Compilation Appearance For The Kids Three
Compilation Appearance Ring Them Bells
Compilation Appearance More Perfect Union
Compilation Appearance Born To The Breed:tribute To Judy Col
Compilation Appearance This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles' Rubber Soul
Technical Info
Engineer Noah Goldstein; Brendan Mason; Brad Wood
Producer Brad Wood
CatalogID 79301829962
Lable Name Razor & Tie
Released 09/09/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00793018299626
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Pelle Hillstrom, Greg Leisz, Marshall Crenshaw, Ben Butler (guitar); Patrick Olguin (flugelhorn); Lara Meyerratken (keyboards); Michael Visceglia, Brad Wood (bass instrument); Travis Aaron McNabb, Stephen Holley (drums); Suzanne Vega (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Brad Wood .
Like its immediate predecessor, 2005's MY BETTER SELF, PROMISED LAND is a full-band pop rock album with only some of the folk feel of Massachusetts singer-songwriter Dar Williams's early releases. Also like MY BETTER SELF, PROMISED LAND shows that his emotionally direct lyrics and warm vocal style are a perfect fit with this style of low-key electric pop, as shown on tracks like the first single "It's Alright" and the jangly rocker "Go To The Woods." Suzanne Vega and Marshall Crenshaw are among the guests.
Professional Reviews
Dirty Linen (p.51) - "Williams gets the balance right on PROMISED LAND, where hooky, pop-flavored choruses serves as upbeat counterpoint to yearning Americana and unadorned folk."
Paste (magazine) (p.64) - "PROMISED LAND's guest lineup has sterling bona fides...[With] power-pop chameleon Marshall Crenshaw, Gary Louris of Americana demigods The Jayhawks, and veteran singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, who sounds both expert and fresh on the springy, spring-loaded duet 'Go To The Woods.'"
Disc 1
1 It's Alright
2 Book of Love
3 Easy Way, The
4 Tide Falls Away, The
5 Buzzer
6 Business of Things, The
7 You Are Everyone
8 Summerday
9 Holly Tree
10 Go To the Woods
11 Troubled Times
12 Midnight Radio
Product Attributes
Artist Williams,Dar
Label Razor And Tie Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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