Mortal City

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Mortal City
Dar Williams-Mortal City.jpg
Studio album by Dar Williams
Released January 23, 1996
Recorded Sorcer Sound, Spa Studios and Live Wire, New York City
Genre Folk
Length 42:16
Label Razor & Tie
Producer Steven Miller
Dar Williams chronology
The Honesty Room
(1993)The Honesty Room1993
Mortal City
(1996)
End of The Summer
(1997)End of The Summer1997
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Robert Christgau (dud)[1]

Mortal City is Dar Williams' second album, released in January 1996 by Razor & Tie.

The songs "As Cool as I Am" and "The Christians and the Pagans" were released as singles in 1996; the former was also accompanied by a music video. Unlike Williams' previous album, The Honesty Room, which was entirely acoustic, Mortal City featured electric backup on a number of the album's songs, particularly "The Ocean" and "The Blessings".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dar Williams, except where noted.

  1. "As Cool As I Am" – 3:35
  2. "February" – 3:51
  3. "Iowa (Travelling III)" – 4:46
  4. "The Christians and the Pagans" – 3:03
  5. "This Was Pompeii" – 3:53
  6. "The Ocean" – 5:16
  7. "Family" (Pierce Pettis) – 3:22
  8. "The Pointless, Yet Poignant, Crisis of a Co-Ed" – 3:12
  9. "The Blessings" – 3:50
  10. "Southern California Wants To Be Western New York" – 4:08
  11. "Mortal City" – 7:15

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Dar Williams". Robert Christgau. 

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