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+1/2 -- Early 70s teen idols re-emerge as pop masters
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 05/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having first found fame as Tiger Beat cover boys, the David and Andrew Williams chucked it all as their popularity peaked, burnt out on the producer-led studio productions and the trapped life of teen idols. For much of the next decade they apprenticed as guitarists and vocalists with the likes of Joe Ely, The Plimsouls, Brian Setzer and T-Bone Burnett. The woodshedding obviously paid off, as their re-emergence as young adults on the 1987 release "Two Stories," and even more so on this 1991 issue, find them to be impressive purveyors of sophisticated pop-rock.Many will know The Williams' music from the appearance of "Can't Cry Hard Enough" on the soundtrack of Beverly Hills 90210 episode #72 ("The Child is Father to the Man"). Co-written by David Williams and Marvin Etzioni, this emotional ballad is certainly the high-point of the album, with acoustic guitar and string arrangements that frame the Williams Brothers vocals beautifully. The result is intense and moving. Similarly, the Etzioni-penned waltz, "Miss This World," features Paul Simon like lyrical introspection, rendered in powerful brotherly harmony and fleshed out with a Celtic touch of mandolin and fiddle.The rest of the album's eleven tracks, written in large part by the Williams Brothers, are an impressive collection of sophisticated pop rock tunes. The Williams' sound brings to mind Nick Heyward's post-Haircut 100 solo albums, E's pre-Eels work, and even the upbeat tunes of George Harrison's latter-day recordings. The production is punchy, yet polite: the drums and horns are energetic, but don't overwhelm the vocalists with a manufactured studio sound. This is a polished work, but not one drained of the artists' intensity. It's surprising that this album is seemingly little-known among the power-pop literati."
The Williams Brothers, Harmony Hotel
hyperbolium | 03/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Andy and David Williams for 26 years now and I still love their music. I love Can't Cry Hard Enough, Broken Things, Love Is The Language among so many others. I can truly say that they've never composed a song that I didn't like. David has a clear, soulful voice, stong with compassionate lyrics that go right to my heart. Their sweet harmonies complete the songs. God bless you both to help me see through the dark and feel with my heart. Bravo to the Williams Brothers! May we hear from them for many more years to come. Love from LJ.If anyone can give me any information about them, please e-mail me. Thanks with all my heart."
Dave Miles | California | 02/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Williams Brothers write songs from the heart in a way that is rare nowadays. Their music speaks of the human condition. Happiness to sadness and all the colors in between. Painfully beautiful in melody and harmony. I was lucky enough to see them at, of all places, a coffee house in Hollywood for their Harmony Hotel album. I have seen many performances in my day, and I am a singer/songwriter myself. I can honestly say it was one of, if not the best.To top it off, I met them afterwards and they thanked me for coming. I said no, thank you.Then they graciously signed my cds. If anyone knows where to get information on what they are up to, please feel free to email me.Guys, if you read this, once again, thank you. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. The world needs more music like yours. Dave Miles / Miles Sound Music Productions"