Dar Williams Promised Land

Promised Land
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  • Released: September 9, 2008
  • Label: Razor & Tie

Entertainment Reviews:

Dirty Linen - p.51
"Williams gets the balance right on PROMISED LAND, where hooky, pop-flavored choruses serves as upbeat counterpoint to yearning Americana and unadorned folk."
Paste (magazine) (p.64) - "PROMISED LAND's guest lineup has sterling bona fides...[With] power-pop chameleon Marshall Crenshaw, Gary Louris of Americana demigods The Jayhawks, and veteran singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, who sounds both expert and fresh on the springy, spring-loaded duet 'Go To The Woods.'"


  • 1.It's Alright
  • 2.Book of Love
  • 3.The Easy Way
  • 4.The Tide Falls Away
  • 5.Buzzer
  • 6.The Business of Things
  • 7.You Are Everyone
  • 8.Summerday
  • 9.Holly Tree
  • 10.Go To the Woods
  • 11.Troubled Times
  • 12.Midnight Radio

Product Description:

Personnel: Pelle Hillstrom, Greg Leisz, Marshall Crenshaw, Ben Butler (guitar); Patrick Olguin (flugelhorn); Lara Meyerratken (keyboards); Michael Visceglia, Brad Wood (bass instrument); Travis Aaron McNabb, Stephen Holley (drums); Suzanne Vega (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Brad Wood .
Like its immediate predecessor, 2005's MY BETTER SELF, PROMISED LAND is a full-band pop rock album with only some of the folk feel of Massachusetts singer-songwriter Dar Williams's early releases. Also like MY BETTER SELF, PROMISED LAND shows that his emotionally direct lyrics and warm vocal style are a perfect fit with this style of low-key electric pop, as shown on tracks like the first single "It's Alright" and the jangly rocker "Go To The Woods." Suzanne Vega and Marshall Crenshaw are among the guests.

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  • UPC: 793018299626
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