The Green World [DualDisc]

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Dar Williams has succeeded in crafting a number of great songs for her fourth album, Green World, and the album works on a number of levels. The melodies are memorable, the arrangements are evenly balanced, and the lyrics are well-written. Williams kicks things off with "Playing to the Firmament," an uplifting song full of jingly guitars and soaring vocals. The lyric playfully invites one to lose oneself, like a child playing games, in order to get beyond the seriousness of everyday life. "After All" is a beautiful, fragile song of self-searching with the wonderful line, "Go ahead/Push your luck/Find out how much love the world can hold." The song builds with quiet intensity, with an organ offering a spare background ...
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All Music Guide
Dar Williams has succeeded in crafting a number of great songs for her fourth album, Green World, and the album works on a number of levels. The melodies are memorable, the arrangements are evenly balanced, and the lyrics are well-written. Williams kicks things off with "Playing to the Firmament," an uplifting song full of jingly guitars and soaring vocals. The lyric playfully invites one to lose oneself, like a child playing games, in order to get beyond the seriousness of everyday life. "After All" is a beautiful, fragile song of self-searching with the wonderful line, "Go ahead/Push your luck/Find out how much love the world can hold." The song builds with quiet intensity, with an organ offering a spare background for Williams' lyrics. The narrator of "I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono" playfully wonders if Ono ever thought it would've been better to stay solo. The narrator informs her own lover, "I won't be your Yoko Ono if you're not good enough for me." A number of excellent musicians, including guitarist/organist Steuart Smith, bassist Graham Maby, and drummer Steve Holley, join Williams. The band can be front and center on songs like "What Do You Love More Than Love" or quietly fade into the background on "It Happens Every Day." A Hammond organ is used on a number of cuts to great effect, and Williams is in good voice throughout, delivering her lyrics with relaxed confidence. The album ends with the happy "Another Mystery," an upbeat tune with lively banjo accompaniment. Green World is a lovely album, and should be warmly appreciated by Williams' fans, old and new. [In November 2004 the album appeared as part of Silverline's "Dual Disc" line, which featured bonus video content.] ~ Ronnie Lankford Jr.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • Label: Silverline
  • UPC: 676628413425
  • Catalog Number: 284134

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Playing to the Firmament (3:53)
  2. 2 And a God Descended (4:15)
  3. 3 After All (4:48)
  4. 4 What Do You Love More Than Love (3:17)
  5. 5 Spring Street (4:52)
  6. 6 We Learned the Sea (2:34)
  7. 7 I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono (3:38)
  8. 8 Calling the Moon (5:02)
  9. 9 I Had No Right (3:25)
  10. 10 It Happens Every Day (3:53)
  11. 11 Another Mystery (3:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Playing to the Firmament
  2. 2 And a God Descended
  3. 3 After All
  4. 4 What Do You Love More Than Love
  5. 5 Spring Street
  6. 6 We Learned the Sea
  7. 7 I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono
  8. 8 Calling the Moon
  9. 9 I Had No Right
  10. 10 It Happens Every Day
  11. 11 Another Mystery
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dar Williams Primary Artist
Steve Holley Drums
Rob Hyman Organ
Graham Maby Bass
David Mansfield Violin
Doug Plavin Percussion
Steuart Smith Accordion, Electric Sitar, Wurlitzer
Billy Masters Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jane Scarpantoni Cello
D.A.R. Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jannelle Guillot Voiceover
Technical Credits
Dar Williams Composer
John Agnello Engineer
Craig Anderson Authoring
Stewart Lerman Producer, Engineer
David Mansfield String Arrangements
Steve Robinson Camera Operator
William Wittman Engineer
Chris Haynes Mastering
John Trickett Executive Producer
David Dieckmann Authoring
Jennifer Barbato Direction
Bob Michaels Executive Producer
Adrian Van Velsen Mastering
Bruce Tovsky Video Editor, Video Producer
Jeff Dean Executive Producer
Rupesh Pattni Graphic Design
A.J. Lara Digital Editing
Kehni Davis Quality Control
Greg Deutelbaum Direction, Product Development
Michael Anderson Video Editor, Video Producer
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