Album Name: Free Life
Artist: Dan Wilson
Year/Label: 2007 / American/Reprise
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Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
The music of the Wilson guys (Dan’s brother Matt is also a fabulous musician) is always very comfortable to me. I spent many of my college years listening to Trip Shakespeare and since have loved all the projects in which they’ve been involved. Most of the Semisonic songs felt like old friend upon the very first listen. These do too.
The very first song started and I sort of went *sigh* and thought, “home”. I just adore his songwriting, his voice, his melodies, everything.
Breathless is an easy radio pick. Very catchy and pop filled.
Come Home Angel is beautiful. Lush and full.
I guess if I listened long enough I would eventually mention all the songs as stand outs, so I guess I’ll stop now.
These songs are well written and expertly performed. Everything about this record is a hit with me. From the writing to the production and of course…that voice that melts me. A class act. This will fit well in almost anyone’s record collection.
Posted on October 13, 2007
1. All Kinds
2. Free Life
4. Baby Doll
5. Come Home Angel
8. Golden Girl
9. Against History
10. Honey Please
11. She Can’t Help Me
12. Hand On My Heart
13. Easy Silence