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"William Hut - Days to remember"

William Hut
DAYS TO REMEMBER

William Hut is a Norwegian pop star who came to Boston last year and, for a change of pace, made this album with the cream of the local roots-music scene. He had met some of the key figures (Barrence Whitfield and Michael Dinallo, who produced the disc) when they toured Norway. The album leans toward dreamy, atmospheric country-folk, while Hut's shimmering vocals sound like a cross between those of Phil Collins and Gram Parsons. It is compelling music with Hut singing sweetly about seeking salvation (''By the Seaside"), holding on to love (''Don't Let Go"), mending conflicts (''Faded Highway"), and even taking a break from the club scene (''Daydream Fight" has the eerily honest line, ''Tell all the girls that I'm tired of drinking"). It is a quietly spare, self-revelatory record with simply gorgeous contributions from Boston string band the Resophonics (on two tracks) and such eminent locals as lap steel guitarist Steve Sadler, bassist Paul Kochanski (of the Swinging Steaks), and drummer Andy Plaisted. Together they form a rotating cast known as the Fashion Park Rangers, augmented by Norwegian pianist/Hammond B3 organist Bjorn Bunes. The cultural exchange reaps dividends, for this is some of the prettiest music to come along in a while. All songs were written by Hut and Bunes, except for a tender, transcendent version of Hank Williams's ''The Log Train," where the Norwegians show their affection for traditional country.
STEVE MORSE

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"William Hut - Road Star Doolittle"

William Hut

Rather than some sort of woody fabrication. William Hut is the exquisite, very Morten Harket-sounding voice of Poor Rich Ones, Norway’s own Radiohead. It’s not an easy cross to bear, but on the evidence of their debut U.K. release, Happy Happy Happy, something they are more than capable of handling. This side-project follows a similar heartsick sonic trajectory, albeit with less guitar clang going on. Infinitely sad and nocturnal, yet uplifting rather than depressing. This is real find. 4 stars **** in Q MAGAZINE - Q MAGAZINE


Discography

William Hut – Days to remember 2006

William Hut – Versus the end of fashion park 2004

Poor Rich Ones – Joe Maynard’s favourites 2001

William Hut – Road star Doolittle 2001

William Hut – Scarlet EP 2001

Poor Rich Ones – All those present EP 2001

Poor Rich Ones – Happy happy happy 2000

Poor Rich Ones – Besteborgere EP 1999

Poor Rich Ones – Fear of losing EP 1998

Poor Rich Ones – From the makers of Ozium 1997

Poor Rich Ones – Bubble bowling EP 1997

Poor Rich Ones – Naivety’s star 1996

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WILLIAM HUT has already made international waves as vocalist for the Norwegian Grammy Award winning Poor Rich Ones and with his previous solo work.
In the United States, Williams first solo album, Road Star Doolittle received fantastic reviews. Rolling Stone critic Rob OConnor put it in his list of top 10 albums released in the U.S. in 2003.

Williams second album Versus the End of Fashion Park was also met with critical acclaim and produced two radio hits in Norway. Uncut Magazine said this about it: Huts second solo album is warmly sad, high on heartbreak (a) wintry classic.