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Format: CD
Sku: 60565561
UPC: 803020112629
UPC 14: 00803020112629
Release Date: 8/6/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Moon River ~ Victoria Williams
2. Blue Skies ~ Victoria Williams
3. And Roses And Roses ~ Victoria Williams
4. Over The Rainbow ~ Victoria Williams
5. My Funny Valentine ~ Victoria Williams
6. Keep Sweepin Cobwebs Off The Moon ~ Victoria Williams
7. I'm Old Fashioned ~ Victoria Williams
8. As Time Goes By ~ Victoria Williams
9. Someone To Watch Over Me ~ Victoria Williams
10. Mongoose ~ Victoria Williams
11. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans ~ Victoria Williams

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Victoria Williams (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Joshua Grange (guitar, pedal steel); Brian Kane (guitar, clarinet, piano); Petra Haden (violin, background vocals); David Pilch (cello, bass); Jon Birdson (coronet, tuba); Tim Ray (piano, Wurlitzer piano); Jon Christiansen (bass, drums); Danny Frankel (drums, percussion); Don Heffington (drums).
Muze PNote Victoria Williams is a storyteller of her own kind who possesses a matchless whimsicality. On her fifth album, Sings Some Ol' Songs, Williams' peculiar vocal beauty comes alive in an exciting collection of traditional standards. It's a great fit, too. Williams is delightfully intelligent in giving some of these songs new life, but doesn't miss out on the initial grace behind them all. Williams soaks herself in light jazz sounds on the blushing rendition of Henry Mancini's "Moon River." Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's classic "My Funny Valentine" is vocally sleek, while the old-timey good time of "Keep Sweeping Cobwebs Off the Moon" and the sassy salsa beats of "And Roses and Roses" are fashionably more her style. The obscuro fun of Eden Ahbez's "Mongoose" is equally playful. Sings Some Ol' Songs is essentially a reverie of traditional pop and its musical roots. The production is clear and concise, allowing the dreamlike quality of Sings Some Ol' Songs to simply arrive. Williams keeps things innocent in a natural way in keeping listeners interested. With this particular album, she's introducing swan songs of yesteryear to a new audience. It's absolutely lovely. ~ MacKenzie Wilson

Producer: Victoria Williams

Engineer: Michael Dumas

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vs (Expanded Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Sweet Relief Viii:pennies From Heaven
Muze Music Compilations Vs/Vitalogy (Featuring Live At The Orpheum Theater)
Muze Music Compilations Balm In Gilead
Muze Music Compilations Avalon Blues

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/06/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 01126
Music Label Name Label : Dualtone Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00803020112629

Professional Reviews

Uncut (1/03, p.116)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...A romantic, star-canopied waltz through a cluster of timeless classics....Williams suffuses these old chestnuts with warmth and wide-eyed wonder..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(12/02, p.115)
- "...Perfect in the most lopsided way, and utterly captivating with it..."

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