Don Williams

Silver Turns to Gold

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Silver Turns to Gold is an aptly titled CD for legend Don Williams; though age is bringing silver to his hair, his music is still solid gold. The album is exquisitely produced, and Williams' James Taylor-like vocals make the listener feel as if he/she is floating on a cloud. The liner notes of this quasi-tribute reveal that each of the songs holds special meaning for Williams, which is certainly why each one is crooned to perfection. The Nashville sound of "Pretend" is captivating, while the versatility of other album cuts, such as the cover of Rod Stewart's "Reason to Believe," prove Williams as one of country's top vocalists. As always, the songs are simple and to the point. Material from top industry songwriters Gordon Lightfoot and Carole King share disc space with Williams' own material and that of son Tim Williams. Altogether, this is some of the most sincere Don Williams music to date.

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