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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This could be Dar Williams' best effort yet. Her friends and fans from back in the day might well disagree, since it's also her slickest and most rocking, and old fans tend to get all disgusted when songwriters stop sounding as raw as they did before they learned how to make records. But just listen; where she was clearly working hard to achieve hooks on The Honesty Room, they flow effortlessly here. The eerie radio ode "Are You Out There," a slightly defensive paean to therapy called "What Do You Hear in These Sounds," the gentle and moving "My Friends" -- all of them stick in the mind for days and reveal more with each listen. Yes, it's slick; there are drum loops and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This could be Dar Williams' best effort yet. Her friends and fans from back in the day might well disagree, since it's also her slickest and most rocking, and old fans tend to get all disgusted when songwriters stop sounding as raw as they did before they learned how to make records. But just listen; where she was clearly working hard to achieve hooks on The Honesty Room, they flow effortlessly here. The eerie radio ode "Are You Out There," a slightly defensive paean to therapy called "What Do You Hear in These Sounds," the gentle and moving "My Friends" -- all of them stick in the mind for days and reveal more with each listen. Yes, it's slick; there are drum loops and timbales and lots of electric guitars, and a huge cast of guest musicians. But slick is only bad when it means soulless, and her soul is in fine shape.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/1997
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018283021
  • Catalog Number: 82830
  • Sales rank: 145,524

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dar Williams Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Richard Shindell Vocals
Mark Egan Bass, Guitar
William Galison Harmonica
Jeff Golub Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Glen Velez Tambourine, Pandeiro, Bodhran
Lucy Kaplansky Bass
Larry Campbell Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Dobro, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Bill Dillon Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Shane Fontayne Electric Guitar
Erik Friedlander Cello
Lincoln Goines Acoustic Bass
Charlie Giordano Accordion
Shawn Pelton Cymbals, Snare Drums, Hi Hat
Kaz Silver Background Vocals
Roger Squitero Conga, Tambourine
Steven Miller Acoustic Guitar
Carol Steele Timbales
Dee Carstensen Background Vocals
Amy Fairchild Background Vocals
Justina Golden Background Vocals
Katryna Nields Background Vocals
Lorraine Ferro Background Vocals
Nerissa Nields Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve Gaboury Contributor
Ted Jensen Mastering
Steven Miller Producer, Engineer
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