The Changer and the Changed: A Record of the Times

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
More than simply the best-selling album on the stalwart Olivia Records label and a classic of the "women's music" subgenre, Cris Williamson's The Changer and the Changed is a brilliant '70s singer/songwriter album. The simple but rich arrangements set Williamson's glorious voice and piano against strings, flute, and Jacqueline Robbins' jazz-inflected fretless bass, giving the album a timeless sound and putting the focus entirely on the songs and Williamson's elegantly passionate performance of them. All ten songs are sublime, though the opening "Waterfall," featuring some sterling Fender Rhodes work by Williamson, and the solo piano ballad "One of the Light" are the clear...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
More than simply the best-selling album on the stalwart Olivia Records label and a classic of the "women's music" subgenre, Cris Williamson's The Changer and the Changed is a brilliant '70s singer/songwriter album. The simple but rich arrangements set Williamson's glorious voice and piano against strings, flute, and Jacqueline Robbins' jazz-inflected fretless bass, giving the album a timeless sound and putting the focus entirely on the songs and Williamson's elegantly passionate performance of them. All ten songs are sublime, though the opening "Waterfall," featuring some sterling Fender Rhodes work by Williamson, and the solo piano ballad "One of the Light" are the clear highlights. The album was remixed slightly and reissued in a slightly revised cover in 1977; this version is the one available on CD, but the differences between it and the original mix are minor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2004
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 618106590426
  • Catalog Number: 5637258403
  • Sales rank: 93,676

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Waterfall (5:21)
  2. 2 Hurts Like the Devil (3:00)
  3. 3 Wild Things (4:29)
  4. 4 Sweet Woman (3:53)
  5. 5 Song of the Soul (4:30)
  6. 6 Shooting Star (2:40)
  7. 7 Dream Child (4:24)
  8. 8 One of the Light (5:02)
  9. 9 Having Been Touched (Tender Lady) (4:50)
  10. 10 Sister (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cris Williamson Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Meg Christian Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Classical Guitar
Holly Near Background Vocals
June Millington Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Woody Simmons Banjo
Margie Adam Piano, Background Vocals, ARP
Ellen J. Berkholz Violin
Jacqueline Furman Percussion
Marth Kimbie Cello
Madelyn MacKenzie Viola
Sherry McCall Violin
Novi Synthesizer, Strings, Viola
Vicki Randle Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jacqueline Robbins Bass, Strings, Electric Bass, Cello, Vocals
Lee Morgan Violin
Technical Credits
Meg Christian Producer, Remixing
Holly Near Contributor
Cris Williamson Arranger, Producer, Remixing
Tony Martin Contributor
Woody Simmons Contributor
Margie Adam Producer, Contributor, Remixing
Diane Adcock-DeVine Contributor
Richlyn Barnard Contributor
Ellen J. Berkholz Contributor
Ginny Berson Contributor, Management
Bobbi Birleffi Contributor
Robin Brooks Contributor
B.S. Bull Contributor
Linda Cole Contributor
E. Marcy Dicterow Producer, Contributor, String Arrangements, Remixing
Judy Dlugacz Engineer, Contributor, Remixing
Sally Dorbritz Contributor
Ellen Contributor
Frank Farrell Contributor
Jacqueline Furman Contributor
Pat Greene Contributor
Aloma Ichinose Contributor
Bob Jackson Contributor
Marth Kimbie Contributor
Joan Lowe Engineer, Contributor, Remixing
Cynthia MacAdams Contributor, Cover Photo
Madelyn MacKenzie Contributor
Padi Macheta Contributor
Sherry McCall Contributor
Margot McFedries Contributor
Georgia Naylor Contributor
Jill Paladino Contributor
Kim Paladino Contributor
Evan Paxton Contributor
Frances Reid Contributor
Julie Stevens Contributor
Liz Stevens Contributor
Sandy Stone Contributor
Cheryl Swannack Contributor
Sue Talbot Contributor
Ima Templeton Contributor
Becky Williamson Contributor
Kate Winter Contributor, Graphic Design
Jennifer Woodul Contributor, Management
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