Green World [DualDisc]

Green World [DualDisc]

by Dar Williams
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 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:
0676628413425
catalogNumber:
284134

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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
John Trickett   Executive Producer
David Dieckmann   Authoring
Jennifer Barbato   Direction
Bob Michaels   Executive Producer
Bruce Tovsky   Video Editor,Video Producer
Jeff Dean   Executive Producer
Rupesh Pattni   Graphic Design
Kehni Davis   Quality Control
Greg Deutelbaum   Direction,Product Development
Michael Anderson   Video Editor,Video Producer

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