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Before We Met
Dan Israel & Cultivators
Before We Met
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Dan Israel & Cultivators
Title: Before We Met
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hayden's Ferry
Release Date: 4/28/1998
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Dance Pop, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 789577016828

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Dan Israel - Critics' darling
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Damn, what a fact, perhaps the most suprising, and welcome, singer-songwriter find since Tim Easton's Special 20." - Dan Moser, No Depression magazine, March-April 2001"At the moment, I can't recall a more honest recording...Dan Who? is a revelation not because it's about Israel's failings, but because it's about his feelings - a rare achievement in songwriting these days...Well, somebody buy a billboard, hire a blimp and give this guy his due already. His name is Dan Israel, one of the mad ones, one of the strugglers, and he just made the record of his life." - Jim Walsh, St. Paul Pioneer Press (St. Paul, MN), giving Dan Who? 4 out of 4 stars"A quite stunning piece of work...Dan Who? is a work of art which deserves to be heard. Make sure you're one of the people who do." - Stuart Hamilton, Zeitgeist E-Zine (Scotland, UK)"Dan Israel should be heard...he easily has the talent to be a big attention to him." - Steve Jacobetz, (Madison, Wisc.)"Perhaps the finest singer-songwriter outing of the year...acoustic alt-country at its best...sheer lyrical brilliance." - Jason Smith, the Alt-Country Page e-zine (Buffalo, MN)"Dan Who? has honestly left this writer (as it will just about any listener) hitting the "Repeat" button, if not begging for more. Israel gives off a great troubadour-like performance, and this CD shows off some great examples of the talent that he is as a songwriter." - Matt Merta, Great Lakes Twang review page (Michigan)"Mr. Israel, you keep cranking out albums in this vein that are this good, and you're going to be single-handedly responsible for a rebirth of interest in folk music." - Christopher Thelen, music review page (Illinois)"I like the album (Dan Who?) a lot...there should always be room for a record with just a guy and a guitar singing intelligent melodic songs. Dan Israel has succeeded in that." - Warren Owen, review page (UK)"Dan Who? instantly crystallizes the heart of the Cultivators' appeal: well-crafted songs, smartly buffeted with hooks and showcased around high-calibre players. The clarity of Israel's vision, his insightful gift of observation, his wry sense of humour and the balance of optimism to melancholy lift this release above and beyond the typical, angst-ridden self-exorcism." - Eric Thom, Exclaim! Magazine (Toronto, Canada)"(Israel) is one of the songwriters that is brillian in his own right but yet to be discovered. It is a true folk album as he is singing about his life and telling stories about good times and bad times. If you are a true fan of singer/songwriter material, you will love "Dan Who?"" - Dennis Scanland, Music Emissions e-zine (Alberta, Canada)"Presented simply and without musical frills, Israel's songs demonstrate his talent for infectious melody and clever, concise lyrics delivered in a vocal style not unlike Tom Petty. The record is distinguished by its diversity." - Mike Aydelott, RoundSound music reviews e-zine (California)"The whole record is absolutely stunning." - Tom Hallett, Pulse of the Twin Cities magazine (Minneapolis, MN)"Songwriter of the Year - Dan Israel" - Jacques Spiry, DJ with nationally syndicated radio show in France"