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|8. We Are Together - (with Me'Shell Ndegeocello/Kate Shellenbach)|
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Gentle Birkenstock-shod Lilith Fair fans who casually drop this disc into their CD player may be shocked by the raw power of the opening track, "Go," a punkish, guitar-driven call to action that once and for all blows away the notion that the Indigos can't rock. Recorded with London ensemble Ghostland (Sinead O'Connor's backing band on her 1998 Lilith dates), Come On Now Social doesn't abandon the Georgia duo's familiar folkish sound, but expands it to include soul ("Peace Tonight"), funked-up mountain music ("Ozilline"), full-on rock ("Compromise"), and blistering Steve Earle-style country ("Faye Tucker"). Guest artists abound, including Sheryl Crow, Luscious Jackson's Kate Schellenbach, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Joan Osborne, the Band's Rick Danko and Garth Hudson, and Natacha Atlas, but they don't overshadow Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, who are at the top of their game here. --Daniel Durchholz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
1.Soon Be Too Nothing: This is such a beautifully instrumentally & lyrically crafted song. The harmonies alone are beyond words they are that well delivered. I love the flow...keep it coming!
2.Sister: I think this is one of their best songs on the CD. Amy Ray is so good at doing these type of songs that emit a rich storyline and while it is country I would say it's more country/rock. Each word, phrase is just so well exectuted. Can you hear the subtle breathy moments in the vocal...wow! No one writes songs like the Indigo Girls...whether it's a protest song, political song, loving ballad, or just a fun ditty! I love the parts that Emily does on this song too....works so well in the storytelling! This song deserved a Grammy Award alone!
3.Andy: I love this song...sweet, sweet delivery by Emily. This is such an adorable love song. She makes it seem so simple and builds the vocal of this song throughout. Love the instruments used that work so well in this piece. By the time she gets to the 3rd verse your just sucked right into this story about Andy!
These are my favorite tracks but the whole CD is great. The Indigo Girls to me are just the best duo in their ability at songwriting, musicianship & delivery. Go see one of their concerts if you can as they kill it at all their concerts! They have a diehard fan base & once you see them in person it will dawn on you as to why that is! Cheers folks!
A lot of prominent guest appearances too: Rick Danko and Garth Hudson of the Band, Sheryl Crow and Joan Osborne join in on vocals
Amy's rocking "Go" sets the scene right from the start.
With Emily's ballad "Soon Be to Nothing" the mood calms down for a while.
The catchy country tune "Gone Again" comes next. One of Amy's best songs on the album.
With Emily's "Trouble" things begin to rock a again. Great vocals. The serious "Sister" is a classical Amy Ray type song .
"Peace Tonight" is a highlight. Catchy and optimistic.
"Ozilline" written about/to Amy grandmother is a traditional type tune. Ozillene actually introduces herself in the beginning of the track.
The next two songs are written by Emily; "Cold Beer and Remote" is by far the better. Catchy melody and funny sarcastic lyrics. Could have been a hit record. Sheryl Crow joins in here!
"Compromise" is probably my least favourite - hardrocking punkrock-type of tune.
"Andy" is another fine Emily ballad.
Last track is Amy's indignant comment the the execution of Faye Tucker; a very moving number.
Why Emily's beautiful "Philosophy of Loss" was only included as a hidden track is really a mystery to me. Along with "Cold Beer and Remote Control", "Peace Tonight" and "Gone Again" this is an outstanding song.
Much has been made of Amy's opening track, 'Go'. It rocks, it kicks ...and it starts the CD off with a bang. But 'Gone Again' is the most infectious song of the lot. Great melody easy and fun to sing. 'Ozilline' is probably one of Amy's finest songs. Great accessible lyrics that are universal yet not cliched (or if they are, they're used in unique ways).
'Sister' is haunting and 'Compromise' blows the foam off your speakers. Its a dry run for her stint with the Butchies a year later, which culminated in her raw solo album. Many have ballyhooed the vocal coda of 'Faye Tucker', but I think it is every bit as haunting as the guitar effects on 'Sister' and fits the dark mood of the song well.
So there you have it, great stuff from Amy...one of her most consistent efforts. This LP, and its follow-up 'Become You', plus her solo disk, Stag represent a highpoint of Amy's career.
For Emily, whose lyrical dexterity usually carries the duo's CDs, this effort has some hits and misses. 'Trouble' is grating to listen to. Its yet another yep-I'm-gay-whatcha-gonna-do-about-it song. I respect the subject matter but its been addressed on other outings and more successfully (try 'Its Alright' on Shaming the Sun). 'Soon to be Nothing' is standard Emily, nothing more. Same with 'Peace Tonight'. Then she hits two homers with 'We Are Together' and the superb 'Cold Beer and Remote Control'.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Just when the music industry was beginning to be weighed down with the monotony of borrowed tracks and the same guitar riff.... Read morePublished on Oct. 5 1999
The publicity before the album's release certainly had me worried....'less harmonies'....'a more experimental sound' but thankfully my concerns have proved to be largely... Read morePublished on Oct. 5 1999
Quite simply, an amazing disc. Musical groups need to evolve, and that's what Indigo Girls have done in this album, and in every album since the start of their career. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 1999
After a slightly dissapointing "Shaming of the Sun," Amy and Emily return to their ecclitic mixture of political, whimiscal and old fashioned rock and roll. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 1999
The Girls seem to be looking for something. I'm not sure what. A devoted fan since the early 80's I was expecting a folky, deep, acustic album with strong rich harmony... Read morePublished on Oct. 3 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org
i was so excited when i heard IG was coming out with a new cd. they played a few songs form it at lilith fair and i just couldn't wait to buy the cd. it was definately worth it. Read morePublished on Oct. 3 1999
I must say I'm not in the least bit disappointed. This CD hasn't left my stereo, nor has the tape left my car stereo, since I got them. Read more
I must agree with "granitegrabber" of SF. When I listened to the album I asked myself the same questions. Read morePublished on Oct. 1 1999 by email@example.com
This CD is incredible. It's a journey. Every song is full of reasons to love Indigo Girls. The lyrics, powerful harmonies, incredibly diverse instrumentation, a new band... Read morePublished on Sept. 30 1999