My Better Self

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My Better Self
My Better Self Dar Williams.jpg
Studio album by Dar Williams
Released September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
Genre Folk
Length 49:56
Label Razor & Tie
Producer Stewart Lerman
Dar Williams chronology
The Beauty of the Rain
(2003)The Beauty of the Rain2003
My Better Self
(2005)
Promised Land
(2008)Promised Land2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Paste 3.5/5 stars 09/11/2005

My Better Self is the sixth album by singer/songwriter Dar Williams. It was released on September 13, 2005 by Razor & Tie.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dar Williams, except where noted.

  1. "Teen for God" – 3:28
  2. "I'll Miss You Till I Meet You" – 4:27
  3. "Echoes" (Jules Shear, Rob Hyman, Stewart Lerman) – 3:59
  4. "Blue Light of the Flame" (Williams, Hyman) – 3:05
  5. "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" (Neil Young) – 4:28
  6. "Two Sides of the River" – 4:09
  7. "Empire" – 3:47
  8. "Comfortably Numb" (Roger Waters, David Gilmour) – 5:26
  9. "So Close to My Heart" – 3:11
  10. "Beautiful Enemy" – 3:10
  11. "Liar" – 2:58
  12. "You Rise and Meet the Day" – 3:06
  13. "The Hudson" – 4:38

The album was released with different bonus tracks depending on the vendor. Copies bought at Borders bookstores included a live recording of "And a God Descended" and Barnes & Noble customers got a live rendition of "I Saw a Bird Fly Away".

Personnel[edit]

  • Dar Williams – Guitar, Vocals
  • Sammy Merendino – Percussion
  • Steuart Smith – Organ, Guitar (Acoustic), Piano, Keyboards, Guitar
  • Michael Visceglia – Bass, Bass Pedals
  • Julie Wolf – Organ, Melodica, Vox Organ, Fender Rhodes, Mellotron, Piano, Accordion, Glockenspiel, Clavinet
  • Neal Evans – Organ, Bass, Piano
  • Alan Evans – Drums
  • Eric Krasno – Guitar
  • Ben Butler – Guitar
  • Ani DiFranco – Guitar, Vocals
  • Eric Bazilian – Vocals
  • Steve Holley – Drums, Glockenspiel
  • Rob Hyman – Organ, Cordovox, Piano, Wurlitzer
  • Stewart Lerman – Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
  • Patty Larkin – Vocals
  • Marshall Crenshaw – Guitar, Vocals, Soloist, Vocals (Background)

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