1989 Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls

Indigo Girls is the second studio album and first major label release by American folk rock duo the Indigo Girls. It was originally released in 1989 by 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 Best New Artist Grammy (losing to Milli Vanilli, who later vacated the award), and won one for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.

Michael Stipe sang on “Kid Fears”, and the other members of R.E.M. performed on “Tried to Be True”. In addition, the Irish band Hothouse Flowers contributed background vocals on several tracks, notably “Closer to Fine”.


1  Closer To Fine (Emily Saliers) 04:00
2  Secure Yourself (Amy Ray) 03:33
3  Kid Fears (Amy Ray) 04:34
4  Prince Of Darkness (Emily Saliers) 05:22
5  Blood And Fire (Amy Ray) 04:36
6  Tried To Be True (Amy Ray) 02:59
7  Love’s Recovery (Emily Saliers) 04:21
8  Land Of Canaan (Amy Ray) 03:57
9  Center Stage (Amy Ray) 04:46
10  History Of Us (Emily Saliers) 05:26


GuitarAmy Ray
GuitarEmily Saliers
VocalsAmy Ray
VocalsEmily Saliers

Other Musicians

1 Closer To Fine

MandolinPeter O’Toole
Tin WhistleFiachna O’braonain
BodhranLiam Ó Maonlaí
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLiam Ó Maonlaí
Background VocalsPeter O’Toole
Background VocalsFiachna O’braonain
Background VocalsLuka Bloom

2 Secure Yourself

BassDede Vogt
MandolinPeter O’Toole
Hammond OrganLiam Ó Maonlaí

3 Kid Fears

BassDede Vogt
DrumsJay Dee Daugherty
12 String GuitarJohn Keane
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsMichael Stipe

4 Prince Of Darkness

BassJohn Keane
DrumsJay Dee Daugherty
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

6 Tried To Be True

BassMike Mills
DrumsBill Berry
GuitarPeter Buck
ShakerJohn Keane

7 Love’s Recovery

BassDede Vogt
PianoJai Winding

8 Land Of Canaan

BassKasim Sulton
DrumsJay Dee Daugherty
Slide GuitarJohn Keane
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

9 Center Stage

Slide GuitarJohn Keane

10 History Of Us

BassDede Vogt
KeyboardsJohn van Tongeren

Liner Notes

Producer – Scott Litt
Engineer – Scott Litt
Engineer (Additional) – Clif Norrell, John Keane
Engineer (Second) – Jeff Poe, Judy Last, Stacy Baird, Tony Serdarusich
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen

Art Direction – Stephen Byram
Photography – Darryl Patterson, Lena Bertucci, Lani Barrett, Kris Anderson

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