Day of the Lone Wolf

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Finally deigning to use her surname for the first time in her solo career, Astrid Williamson returns with the delicate but deceptively substantial Day of the Lone Wolf. Williamson has been seen as something of a Scottish Lisa Germano ever since her first solo album, 1998's Boy for You, which was produced by Germano's former musical partner Malcolm Burn. There are certainly shared elements between the two singer/songwriters -- similar tastes for whispery vocals, nakedly confessional lyrics, and intricately layered arrangements that fuse acoustic and electronic instruments -- but on Day of the Lone Wolf, Williamson seems not like a clone or a wannabe, but like a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Finally deigning to use her surname for the first time in her solo career, Astrid Williamson returns with the delicate but deceptively substantial Day of the Lone Wolf. Williamson has been seen as something of a Scottish Lisa Germano ever since her first solo album, 1998's Boy for You, which was produced by Germano's former musical partner Malcolm Burn. There are certainly shared elements between the two singer/songwriters -- similar tastes for whispery vocals, nakedly confessional lyrics, and intricately layered arrangements that fuse acoustic and electronic instruments -- but on Day of the Lone Wolf, Williamson seems not like a clone or a wannabe, but like a contemporary working in a similar style. Songs like "True Romance," a lengthy piano-driven ballad that slowly builds to a quietly intense emotional climax as strings, backing vocals, and other instruments appear and recede in the complex but not overstuffed arrangement, reveal Williamson to be a mature artist, albeit in a style filled with similarly gifted singer/songwriters. Comparisons not only to Germano but to Tori Amos, Kate Bush, or Beth Orton are not unwarranted, but they shouldn't be taken as reductive; although Williamson is still guilty of some somewhat cringe-worthy lyrics (like this one from "Another Twisted Thing": "I went to the sea and I asked it how does it feel to touch the edge of everything at once?"), but even the worst are couched in such appealing tunes that it doesn't take much to discount them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2006
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5016958070625
  • Catalog Number: 814496
  • Sales rank: 375,294

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Siamese (3:37)
  2. 2 Superman 2 (3:30)
  3. 3 Intro (0:58)
  4. 4 Reach (3:58)
  5. 5 Amarylis (4:17)
  6. 6 True Romance (6:55)
  7. 7 Carlotta (1:45)
  8. 8 Shhh... (3:33)
  9. 9 Tonight (4:41)
  10. 10 Another Twisted Thing (4:17)
  11. 11 Forgive Me (4:42)
  12. 12 Only Heaven Knows (4:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Astrid Williamson Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Wurlitzer
Sara Wilson Cello
Dan Burke Organ, Piano, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Simon Pearson Drums
Ruth Gottlieb Violin
Neil Evans Guitar, Electric Guitar
Richard Yale Bass Guitar
Christian Parsons Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Dan Burke Engineer
A3 Composer
Astrid Williamson Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, String Writing
Sean Magee Mastering
Neil Evans Arranger, Composer, Producer, Guitar Arrangements
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