lifeblood: releases: 1989-02-21: indigo girls


the first release on epic records.

quotes

from 1989-03: indigo girls, epic records press release:

"we wanted to capture our live sound for this record," explains emily.

"we recorded the songs all the way through, the way we play them on stage," amy adds. "but we worked very hard to make sure that every single note was in tune, and we did them over if it wasn't."

side 1:

1. closer to fine (3:59) (sample)
words and music emily saliers
mandolin - peter o'toole
tin whistle - fiachna obraonain
bodhran - liam o'maonlai
percussion - paulinho da costa

2. secure yourself (3:34) (sample)
words and music amy ray
hammond organ - liam o'maonlai
mandolin - peter o'toole
bass - dede vogt
12 string electric - emily

3. kid fears (4:33) (sample)
words and music amy ray
12 string electric - john keane
bass - dede vogt
drums - jay dee daugherty
percussion - paulinho da costa
background vocals - michael stipe

4. prince of darkness (5:22) (sample)
words and music emily saliers
bass - john keane
drums - jay dee daugherty
percussion - paulinho da costa

5. blood and fire (4:37) (sample)
words and music amy ray

side 2:

6. tried to be true (2:56) (sample)
words and music amy ray
drums - bill berry
electric guitars - peter buck
bass - mike mills
shaker - john keane
lead electric guitar - emily

7. love's recovery (4:21) (sample)
words and music emily saliers
piano - jai winding
bass dede vogt

8. land of canaan (3:55) (sample)
words and music amy ray
drums - jay dee daugherty
bass - kasim sultan
slide guitar - john keane
percussion - paulinho da costa

9. center stage (4:46) (sample)
words and music amy ray
slide guitar - john keane
bass drum - john keane

10. history of us (5:20) (sample)
words and music emily saliers
keyboards - john van tongeren
bass - dede vogt

bonus tracks (remaster version only)

11. land of canaan (remix) (3:56) (sample)
words and music amy ray
drums - jay dee daugherty
bass - kasim sultan
slide guitar - john keane
percussion - paulinho da costa

12. center stage (live) (4:05) (sample)
words and music amy ray

lead vocals and all acoustic guitars played by amy ray and emily saliers
all songs copyright 1988 godhap music (bmi)
produced and engineered by scott litt

reviews and features

1989-02-24: lp of emotional resonance for atlanta's indigo girls, the atlanta journal constitution
1989-03: indigo girls, epic records press release
1989-03-16: the church of the big picture, southern voice
1989-03-17: indigo girls, the gannett news service
1989-03-23: 'indigo girls' a strong lp, the austin american statesman
1989-04-02: finding sweet georgia sounds in the wake of r.e.m., the washington post
1989-05-04: indigo girls review, rolling stone
1989-05-12: indigo girls, the tulsa tribune
1989-05-21: husky 'nu-folk' tones of indigo girls, the los angeles times
1989-05-25: indigo girls review, the toronto metropolis
1989-11: indigo girls, audio magazine

full releases

original cd (ek-45044) (1989-02-21)
original cassette (fet-45044) (1989-02-21)
original vinyl (e-45044) (1989-02-21)
original cd (463491-2) (united kingdom) (1989-07)
original cassette (463491-4) (united kingdom) (1989-07)
original vinyl (4 63491-1) (united kingdom) (1989-07)
gold mastersound cd (1994-12-20)
original cd as part of the indigo girls 3 pak (1998-06-30)
remastered with bonus tracks (ek61632) (hardcase) (2000-10-03)
remastered with bonus tracks (ek 85109) (digipak) (2000-10-03)

singles

closer to fine/cold as ice (34t 68912) (1989-06)
closer to fine/history of us (654907 7) (united kingdom) (1989)
closer to fine/history of us/center stage (654907 2) (cd single) (united kingdom) (1989-06)
closer to fine/history of us/center stage (654907 6) (lp) (united kingdom) (1989-06)
closer to fine (live)/closer to fine (live)/mona lisas and mad hatters (live)/american tune (live) (655135 2) (cd single) (united kingdom) (1989-06)
closer to fine (live)/closer to fine (live)/mona lisas and mad hatters (live)/american tune (live) (lp) (united kingdom) (1989-06)
closer to fine (45) (spain) (1989)
land of canaan (remix)/never stop (34t 73003) (1989-09-13)
land of canaan/never stop (529579) (holland) (1989)

promotional releases

indigo girls (45044) (1989)
kid fears/closer to fine/center stage/prince of darkness (esk 1486) (cd) (1989)
love's recovery/secure yourself/kid fears (esk 1490) (cd) (1989)
closer to fine (34-68912) (1989)
closer to fine (esk 1634) (cd single) (1989)
reverse 1 live (esk 1670) (cd) (1989)
land of canaan (remix)(esk 73003) (1989)
land of canaan (zss 68912a (remix)) (1989)
land of canaan (remix)/crazy game (live)/love of the common people (live)/mona lisas and mad hatters (live)/secure yourself (live)/kid fears (live) (eas 1861) (1989)

promotional posters

epic records - indigo girls (1989)
bill graham presents - indigo girls/hothouse flowers (1989-02-15)
bill graham presents - indigo girls


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