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|1. Closer To Fine|
|2. Secure Yourself|
|3. Kid Fears|
|4. Prince Of Darkness|
|5. Blood And Fire|
|6. Tried To Be True|
|7. Love's Recovery|
|8. Land Of Canaan|
|9. Center Stage|
|10. History Of Us|
|11. Land Of Canaan (Radio Single Remix)|
|12. Center Stage (Live)|
On their eponymous 1989 debut, the Indigo Girls followed the lead of such greats as Laura Nyro and Joni Mitchell. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers pumped social conscience and self-esteem into ringing acoustic anthems like "Closer to Fine" and "Land of Canaan," just in time to catch the rising tide of feminist rock. Occasionally rough and a little too self-conscious, the songs on this CD resound with a profound sense of honesty and raw emotion. Crisp guitar work and haunting harmonies became the stock-in-trade of this powerful duo of "girls with guitars." L.A. Smith --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
There are many standouts here with few skippers. "Love's Recovery," gets a little bogged down in weepiness, but the others are sing along folk coffee house with a twist of butch, folky medley of melodious melody. Perhaps the finest moment in the album is when Michael Stipe from R.E.M. breaks in oh so subtly in "Kid Fears." The interplay between the three voice is one of the finest things that have been laid down on vinyl or whatever CD's are made of.
Don't miss out on this wonderful listen. You'll be wearing Levi's with the pocket chain wallet attachment and singing to your hears content. Peace out brethren and sistren.
Yes, half of "INDIGO GIRLS" is generously loaded with time tested staple such as "Kid Fears," "Tried To Be True," "Love's Recovery," "Land of Canaan" and the anthemic "Closer To Fine." But, don't be content to gloss over the other songs. They're just as impressive. One facet of the Indigo Girls' charm is the contrast between Ray and Saliers' voices. This is magically captured in two of my favorites, "Secure Yourself," and "Prince of Darkness." In "Blood and Fire," Ray reminds us that you don't need a loud electric guitar to produce tone and intensity. Bottom line: "INDIGO GIRLS" is a treasure chest and each song is a jewel. This album is one of my all time favorites.
The Indigo Girls seldom appear on television. They've never appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone." They simply refuse to bow to a shallow music establishment. This is one reason why together, Ray and Saliers have created some of the best music of the last two decades. I hope they never change.
I've bought a lot of CDs from one-hit-wonder bands before, so I looked for a single first... since there wasn't one, I bit the bullet and bought the CD. It was hardly a one-hit wonder! Wow, what a great debut CD! One penetrating song after another, all featuring the awesome harmony of the great voices of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers... in tandem with dueling guitars, 6-string & 12-string, and a few banjos to boot.
They have a sound truly unique to them alone. If you've heard such hits as "Closer to Fine" on the radio and really liked the sound, you can get more of that same awesome harmony on this CD.
Most recent customer reviews
Their voices are powerful and the harmonizing artistic. Hard to believe voices and acoutistic guitar is all that they needed to make such a fun and fantastic CD.Published on Nov. 3 2003 by S. C. Reynolds
I discovered this album 11 years ago, and have bought every one of the IG albums since. Of the hundreds of other cd's I own from practically every genre, this is the one that I... Read morePublished on June 16 2003
A few years back, I bought this CD from only a recommendation by one of the KS95-FM Minneapolis radio morning DJ's that I liked a lot (male, pre the Van Patrick & Cheryl Kaye... Read morePublished on March 8 2001 by Sandi Hultman
I bought this CD when I had only known two songs from the Indigo Girls and I wanted to listen to them more. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2001 by Shorty
I was not familiar with "Indigo Girls," but when I first listened to "Closer to Fine" on the radio, I went right away and bought this CD, and I have enjoyed it... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2001
As someone who gets paid to play music, I get sick of the standard fare very quickly. There is ONE CD in my personal collection, that gets pulled out and played so frequently,... Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2000 by Ward F.
Beautiful harmonies, catchy melodies and intelligent lyrics. What more could you ask of a CD?Published on Aug. 31 2000 by David Bonesteel
This is one of the Indigo Girls' most defining works. The album will literally lift you up, and put you in a new frame of mind. Read morePublished on July 26 2000 by Quince