lifeblood: releases: 1990-09-21: nomads*indians*saints


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from 2015-06-04: the way of the indigo girls: collaboration, support, community, no depression:

"i was so excited by getting signed to epic and having things become a whirlwind that i didn't have the same capacity to absorb the first albums as whole entities and to critique them with keen perspective," saliers says. "i remember rites being incredibly exciting to make because we had such a wish list of people who played on the record with varying textures and sensibilities, and we had peter collins at the helm. i felt very relaxed working with peter. i think rites was the first really good record we made. i think of indigo girls and nomads more nostalgically, but i don't particularly like the way my voice sounds on those records, more dark and rounded and closed. the world sort of opened up on rites and continued with swamp ophelia [1994], as we were able to bring a slew of talented artists on board to help shape the records. some were our musical idols, like jackson browne, david crosby, the roches, and jane siberry. those were the days of big budgets!"

side one:

01. hammer and a nail
words and music by emily saliers
vocals - emily and amy
acoustic guitars - emily and amy
bass - sara lee
drums - kenny aronoff
percussion - paulinho da costa
accordian - peter holsapple
fake accordian - benmont tench
other vocals - mary-chapin carpenter

02. welcome me
words and music amy
vocals - amy and emily
acoustic guitars - amy and emily
acoustic guitar lead - emily
acoustic slide guitar - john jennings
bass - sara lee
drums - kenny aronoff
percussion - paulinho da costa
other vocals - gerard mchugh

03. world falls
words and music amy
vocals - amy and emily
acoustic guitars - emily and amy
electric guitar - emily
dulcimer - pete buck
bass - sara lee
percussion - the louies
other vocals - michelle malone

04. southland in the springtime
words and music by emily saliers
vocals - emily and amy
acoustic guitars - emily, amy, and john jennings
electric guitar - john jennings
fiddle - craig edwards
bass - sara lee
drums - jim keltner
other vocals - mary-chapin carpenter

05. 1 2 3
words and music amy ray, chris mcguire, cooper seay, brian lilje, and scott bland
vocals - amy, emily, and chris
acoustic guitar rhythm - amy
acoustic guitar lead - emily
electric guitar rhythm - chris mcguire
electric guitar lead - cooper seay
bass - brian lilje
drums - scott bland

06. keeper of my heart
words and music amy ray
vocals - amy
acoustic guitars - amy
bass - sara lee

side two:

07. watershed
words and music by emily saliers
vocals - emily and amy
acoustic guitars - emily and amy
electric guitar - john jennings
bass - sara lee
drums - kenny aronoff
percussion - paulinho da costa
keyboard - peter holsapple

08. hand me downs
vocals - amy and emily
acoustic guitars - amy and emily
acoustic guitar lead - emily
bass - sara lee
african drum and percussion - kenny aronoff

09. you and me of the 10,000 wars
words and music by emily saliers
vocals - emily and amy
acoustic guitars - emily and amy
bass - sara lee
drums - jay dee daugherty
percussion - paulinho da costa

10. pushing the needle too far
vocals - amy and emily
acoustic guitars - amy and emily
acoustic guitar lead - emily
bass - sara lee
drums - michael lorant
accordian - peter holsapple

11. the girl with the weight of the world in her hands
vocals - emily
acoustic guitar - emily
strings arranged by billy myers
featured quartet - bruce dukov, joel derovin, robert becker, larry corbett
string section - suzie katayama, bruce dukov, joel derovin, armen garabedian, michelle zivahl-fox, sid page, berj garabedian, robert becker, david campbell, ilene novi novag, larry corbett, daniel smith
contractor - suzie katayama
concertmaster - bruce dukov
conductor - billy myers

produced and engineered by scott litt
additional engineering by clif norrell

press releases, articles, and reviews

full releases

original cd (ek-46820) (1990-09-21)
original cassette (et-46820) (1990-09-21)
original vinyl (e-46820) (1990-09-21)
original cd (475931 2) (united kingdom) (1990-11-xx)
original cassette (467308-4) (united kingdom) (1990-11-xx)
original vinyl (467308-1) (united kingdom) (1990-11-xx)

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