|Studio album by|
|Released||February 28, 1989|
October 3, 2000 (Reissue)
|Recorded||Ocean Way, Los Angeles; John Keane Studios, Athens, GA.; Can Am Studios, Tarzana, CA, 1988|
51:43 (2000 reissue)
|Indigo Girls chronology|
|Singles from Indigo Girls|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|The Philadelphia Inquirer|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
|The Village Voice||C−|
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.
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.
|1989||The Billboard 200||22|
|1989||"Closer to Fine"||Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||26|
|1989||"Closer to Fine"||The Billboard Hot 100||52|
|1989||"Closer to Fine"||Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||48|
|1989||"Closer to Fine"||Billboard Adult Contemporary||48|
|RIAA – U.S.||Gold||September 11, 1989|
|RIAA – U.S.||Platinum||April 16, 1992|
|RIAA – U.S.||Double Platinum||June 3, 1997|