Having more fun

By MATT ASHARE  |  February 13, 2007

But Wilner wasn’t exactly what Williams expected in terms of a “real” producer. “I had this demo of like 24 songs that I brought him. And he stripped them all down to just my vocal and guitar and then we built it up from there. So we did it all backwards. I mean it was all stripped down to my vocal — my scratch vocal from the original demo — and guitar and then we built it up from there with different people adding different things to each song. I was a little insecure about ‘Everything Has Changed’ because I felt I was out of my range and I had a problem with the vocal on it. So I didn’t want to put that song on the record. But everyone else loved it. They said I was crazy and that it was great. So I was like, okay, okay, I’m outvoted. I mean, we had so many songs that we were almost going to do a double album or one of those things where you put out part one and then part two. But there seems to be a lot of that going on. And some times it’s just too much. Sometimes you’re like, that’s great that you wrote 50 songs but do I have to listen to them all?”

LUCINDA WILLIAMS | Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston | March 24 | 617.931.2000

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