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Album Review

Spanning two discs, 20 years, and 40 songs, Hip-O's Anthology is a definitive overview of Don Williams' hit-making peak, containing the cream of his chart-topping country smashes. It's neatly divided, with the first disc devoted to his '70s work, the second to his '80s, and if the first is a bit stronger, it's only because it's more interesting to hear an artist hit his stride than settling into a signature sound. Still, there are great moments throughout both discs, all offering definitive proof that Williams' laid-back, warm country-pop was as good as mainstream country-pop got — it was lush and accessible, but with real country roots, unlike many of his peers.

Customer Reviews

A Great 2-CD Set

This CD really deserves five stars; 40 of Don William's best songs are here, all for a great price. I bought this on CD when it came out in 2000 and I still enjoy listening to it. Williams has a great voice. The music is simple, direct and free of flourishes, and Williams has a soothing voice that is perfectly suited to these laid-back songs. This music is totally free of bombastic songs, self-important posturing or name dropping, cliches dressed up as though they were hardwon wisdom, et cetera. Sometimes (but rarely), the lyrics get a bit sappy, but Williams saves the day with his everyman voice that prevents things from getting overly dramatic. This is great music: well written, well sung, well played.

Why marked with parental advisory?

Excellent collection. But no reason why "Love Is On A Roll" should be marked as explicit.

What is there to say

Don Williams could sing a country song. He has the voice to make you listen and enjoy every word he sings. He pulls you into his songs and leaves you with a good feeling. He is worth a listen


Born: May 27, 1939 in Floydada, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With his laid-back, straightforward vocals and large, imposing build, Don Williams came to be known as "the Gentle Giant." That nickname was bestowed on him in the early '70s, when he began a string of countrypolitan hits that ran into the early '90s. Williams was never known as an innovator, but his ballads were immensely popular; in the course of his career, he had a total of 17 number one hits. Williams began playing guitar when he was child, learning the instrument from his mother. As a teenager,...
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