Visions/Expressions/ Portrait

Visions/Expressions/ Portrait

by Don WilliamsDon Williams


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BGO's 2013 three-fer combines three of his hit albums from the late '70s: 1976's Visions, 1978's Expressions, and 1979's Portrait. These are the records that arrived after Williams' first greatest-hits and, thanks to such hits as "Some Broken Hearts Never Mend," "Tulsa Time," "Lay Down Beside Me," "It Must Be Love," "Love Me Over Again," and "Good Ole Boys Like Me," they were among his most popular. If it's slightly difficult to discern differences between the three records -- there's a creeping sense of polish that increases as the records get newer, sometimes surfacing via bouncy near-novelties like the corny "Woman You Should Be in Movies" -- there's nevertheless something to be said for Williams' consistency. These three records prove Williams was reliable, delivering sweet ballads punctuated by amiable midtempo pop songs, and the occasional laid-back country rocker like "Tulsa Time" which, in this context, sound harder than they would on country radio. Through it all, Williams' voice is warm, rich, and resonant, lending life to music that is sometimes just a wee bit too cozy.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2013
Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC: 5017261211064
catalogNumber: 6121106
Rank: 20447

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don Williams   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle,Mandolin
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle,Mandolin,Violin,Viola
Lloyd Green   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Martin Katahn   Strings
Benedict   Trombone
George Binkley   Strings
Roger Bissell   Trombone
Barry Burton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Catchings   Strings
Marvin Chantry   Strings,Viola
Roy Christensen   Strings,Cello
Charles Cochran   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Electric Piano,Vibes
Shane Keister   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Garth Fundis   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals
Dennis Good   Trombone
Carl Gorodetzky   Strings,Violin
Lennie Haight   Strings,Violin
Dave Kirby   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sheldon Kurland   Strings,Violin
Wilfred Lehmann   Strings
Kenny Malone   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Bob McDill   Acoustic Guitar
Dennis Molchan   Strings
Rex Peer   Trombone
Kathryn Plummer   Strings
Christian Teal   Strings
Gary VanOsdale   Strings,Viola
David Vanderkooi   Strings
Pamela VanOsdale   Violin
Jimmy Colvard   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Smith   Violin
Danny Flowers   Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Harp
Joe Allen   Bass
George Binkley   Violin
Barry "Byrd" Burton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Ukulele
Sheldon Kurland Strings   Strings
Samuel Terranova   Strings

Technical Credits

Don Williams   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Roger Cook   Composer
Buddy Cannon   Composer
Charles Cochran   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Garth Fundis   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Wayland Holyfield   Composer
Gary Laney   Engineer
Bob McDill   Composer
Allen Reynolds   Composer
Jim Williamson   Engineer
John Tobler   Liner Notes
Deion Lay   Composer
John Donegan   Art Direction
Danny Flowers   Composer
David Williamson   Composer
Joe Allen   Composer
Charlie Craig   Composer
Layng Martine   Composer
Harlan White   Composer
Larry Atwood   Composer

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