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The Best of Cris Williamson
Cris Williamson
The Best of Cris Williamson
Genres: Folk, Pop
 
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The Best of Cris Williamson was released by Wolf Moon Records in 1990 as a tribute to the woman who was so central in sparking the 'women's music' movement, of which Cris Williamson has been a major influence. Included are...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cris Williamson
Title: The Best of Cris Williamson
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wolf Moon Records
Release Date: 11/1/2005
Genres: Folk, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 618106595926

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The Best of Cris Williamson was released by Wolf Moon Records in 1990 as a tribute to the woman who was so central in sparking the 'women's music' movement, of which Cris Williamson has been a major influence. Included are tracks from here vast Wolf Moon Records catalog of releases Strange Paradise, Blue Rider, Prairie Fire, Wolf Moon, Country Blessed, Snow Angel and the self-titled Cris Williamson, as well as the inspirational The Changer and the Changed, released in 1974, inspiring tens of thousands of fans globally, nominated as one of the best 100 folk albums of all time and continuing to be an all time favorite. Also included is a beautiful recording of Soaring recorded at Carnegie Hall with co-founder of Olivia Records and close friend Meg Christian. Cris Williamson has sold over a million albums to date, and this release represents an astounding collection of her songs.

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CD Reviews

All the standards, few surprises
C. Brennan | 09/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is mostly standard Cris Williamson fare: all that you'd expect, all the tunes everyone sings at her concerts. For such an expansive career, 17 tracks hardly seems sufficient to properly encompass the body of her work. Her pre-Olivia work isn't represented at all, which is a shame.I was surprised to see "Surrender Dorothy" included in this collection, as it was a fairly weak composition, more of a novelty tune from the "Blue Rider" album. I would have much preferred to see the title track from that album instead. Williamson has a long history of including at least one novelty tune on each album, some better than others. I suppose "Surrender Dorothy" is included because of its general application as a glbt cultural reference point. Too bad.The omission of "Texas Ruby Red" seems a mistake also. The original release featured classic Bonnie Raitt slide guitar...tho so did "Blue Rider" and "Lucille". Wonder if maybe WB wouldn't give Olivia the authorization...As ever - or at least since 1983 - Tret Fure figures largely in the production value: her influence was ever more present in Williamson's recordings from that point forward, for better and in some respects, for worse. At any rate, this is a servicable collection of Williamson's offerings, up to 1990, and a good introduction to the overall body of her work for the newcomer."
Chris Williamson takes my breath away
Karen Vaughan | Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY USA | 03/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had been holding onto my records in order to keep Chris Williamson's Changer and the Changed around. I was glad to find this so I could put it on my computer and Ipod digitally.(Mostly the same songs and less expensive!)"