Indigo Girls (album)

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Indigo Girls
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 28, 1989
October 3, 2000 (Reissue)
Recorded Ocean Way, Los Angeles; John Keane Studios, Athens, GA.; Can Am Studios, Tarzana, CA, 1988
Genre Folk
Length44:36
51:43 (2000 reissue)
Label Epic
Producer Scott Litt
Indigo Girls chronology
Strange Fire
(1987)
Indigo Girls
(1989)
Nomads Indians Saints
(1990)
Singles from Indigo Girls
  1. "Closer to Fine"
  2. "Tried to Be True"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music [2]
The Philadelphia Inquirer [3]
Q [4]
Rolling Stone [5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [6]
The Village Voice C− [7]

Indigo Girls is the second studio album and first major label release by the Indigo Girls. It was originally released in 1989 on Epic Records. It was reissued and remastered in 2000 with two bonus tracks.

Contents

The album received mostly excellent critical reviews, went gold after six months and eventually went platinum. The duo was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy (losing to Milli Vanilli), and won one for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

Michael Stipe sang on "Kid Fears", and the other members of R.E.M. performed on "Tried to Be True". In addition, the Irish band Hothouse Flowers backed the duo on several tracks, notably "Closer to Fine". "Kid Fears" was covered by Benny (Ibarra) on his 1992 album Hablame Como La Lluvia with lyrics in Spanish.

"Closer to Fine" is one of their most frequently performed songs, and is often their closing number. [8]

Track listing

  1. "Closer to Fine" (Emily Saliers) – 4:02
  2. "Secure Yourself" (Amy Ray) – 3:35
  3. "Kid Fears" (Ray) – 4:34
  4. "Prince of Darkness" (Saliers) – 5:21
  5. "Blood and Fire" (Ray) – 4:38
  6. "Tried to Be True" (Ray) – 2:59
  7. "Love's Recovery" (Saliers) – 4:23
  8. "Land of Canaan" (Ray) – 3:57
  9. "Center Stage" (Ray) – 4:46
  10. "History of Us" (Saliers) – 5:27
2000 reissue bonus tracks
  1. "Land of Canaan" (Radio Single Remix) (Ray) – 3:06
  2. "Center Stage" (Live) (Ray) – 4:04 Recorded live at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, November 24, 1994

Personnel

Indigo Girls
Additional personnel

Charts

Album
YearChartPosition
1989The Billboard 20022
Singles
YearSingleChartPosition
1989"Closer to Fine"Billboard Modern Rock Tracks26
1989"Closer to Fine"The Billboard Hot 10052
1989"Closer to Fine"Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks48
1989"Closer to Fine"Billboard Adult Contemporary48

Certifications

OrganizationLevelDate
RIAA – U.S.GoldSeptember 11, 1989
RIAA – U.S.PlatinumApril 16, 1992
RIAA – U.S.Double PlatinumJune 3, 1997

References

  1. McCartney, Kelly. "Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls". AllMusic . Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  2. Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN   0-85712-595-8.
  3. Moon, Tom (March 12, 1989). "Indigo Girls: Indigo Girls (Epic)". The Philadelphia Inquirer .
  4. "Indigo Girls: Indigo Girls". Q (172): 124. January 2001.
  5. Guterman, Jimmy (May 4, 1989). "Indigo Girls: Indigo Girls". Rolling Stone . Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  6. Berger, Arion (2004). "Indigo Girls". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 404–05. ISBN   0-7432-0169-8.
  7. Christgau, Robert (November 28, 1989). "Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice . Retrieved February 25, 2012.
  8. Indigo Girls: Setlist statistics