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''Indigo Girls'' is the second studio album and first major label release by American folk rock duo the
Indigo Girls Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duet (music), duo from Atlanta, Georgia, United States, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The two met in elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Geo ...
. It was originally released in 1989 by
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Epic Records
, and reissued and remastered in 2000 with two bonus tracks. Upon its release, the album received mostly positive reviews from critics, went gold after six months and eventually went platinum. The duo was nominated for a
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(losing to
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, who later vacated the award), and won one for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
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sang on "Kid Fears", and the other members of
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performed on "Tried to Be True". In addition, the Irish band
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contributed background vocals on several tracks, notably "Closer to Fine".


Track listing


Personnel

;Indigo Girls *
Amy Ray Amy Elizabeth Ray (born April 12, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the contemporary folk duo Indigo Girls. She also pursues a solo career and has released six albums under her own name, and founded a record company, Daemon Rec ...

Amy Ray
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, guitars *
Emily Saliers Emily Ann Saliers (born July 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the musical duo Indigo Girls. Saliers plays lead guitar as well as banjo, piano, mandolin, ukulele, bouzouki and many other instruments. Early life and educatio ...
– lead vocals,
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guitar
s, twelve string electric guitar on 2, lead electric guitar on 6 ;Additional personnel *Peter O'Toole –
mandolin A mandolin ( it, mandolino ; literally "small mandola The mandola (US and Canada) or tenor mandola (Ireland and UK) is a fretted, stringed musical instrument A musical instrument is a device created or adapted to make Music, musical sound ...

mandolin
on 1 2,
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on 1 * Fiachna Ó Braonáin – tin whistle on 1, backing vocals on 1, Hammond organ on 2 *Liam Ó Maonlaí – bodhrán on 1, backing vocals on 1 *Luka Bloom – backing vocals on 1 *Paulinho Da Costa – percussion instrument, percussion on 1, 2, 4, 8 *Dede Vogt – bass guitar, bass on 2, 3, 7, 10 *Jay Dee Daugherty – drum kit, drums on 2, 4, 8 *John Keane (record producer), John Keane – twelve string electric guitar on 3, bass on 4, shaker (percussion), shaker on 6, slide guitar on 8, 9, bass drum on 9 *
Michael Stipe John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter and artist, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of alternative rock band R.E.M. He is known for his distinctive vocal quality, poetic lyrics and unique stage prese ...
– backing vocals on 3 *Bill Berry – drums on 6 *Peter Buck – electric guitar on 6 *Mike Mills – bass on 6 *Jai Winding – piano on 7 *Kasim Sulton – bass on 8 *John Van Tongeren – keyboard instrument, keyboards on 10


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References

{{Authority control Indigo Girls albums Epic Records albums 1989 albums Albums produced by Scott Litt Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album