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ig-news-digest        thursday, october 5 2000        volume 03 : number 178


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] ig retrospective article          [bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>]
  [ig-news] re: reissues questions answered-ish.  ["neil :o)" <neil@andineil]


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date: wed, 4 oct 2000 12:39:21 -0700
from: bonster <bonster@drizzle.com>
subject: [ig-news] ig retrospective article


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]


cd review: indigo girls' 'retrospective' spans 15 years of harmony


by molly kimelman
the villanovan
villanova u.

(u-wire) villanova, pa. -- to celebrate 15 years of beautiful harmony,
symbolic lyrics and unique instrumentalization. the indigo girls will
release indigo girls: a retrospective on oct. 3. this 16-track album
combines some of amy ray and emily sailers' most popular songs with brand
new hits, creating a variety of music styles, moods and emotions. the
album is also an attempt to promote the indigo girls' 2000 honor the earth
tour, which funds environmental and cultural preservation projects in the
americas.


in fact, several of the songs on indigo girls: retrospective indirectly
focus on worldly themes utilizing not only figurative language, but unique
beats that resemble those of various indigenous cultures, as well. for
example, the popular song, "closer to fine," alludes to a fountain of
life, philosophy and a quest for happiness.


those familiar with the indigo girls' music already realize that a
majority of their songs feature profound lyrics, including issues ranging
from afterlife to adolescent relationships. listeners often catch
themselves searching for hidden meanings inside the artistic words. the
indigo girls' songs are basically poems accompanied by different musical
styles.


the diverse musical styles add a unique component to indigo
girls: retrospective. each and every song on the album showcases a
different sound. while some songs are soothing, others are catchy and
still others are intense. it should also be noted that the indigo girls
not only write their own lyrics and music, but they play their own
instruments as well. most of their songs feature guitar, keyboard and
drums, but many include atypical instruments such as harmonica, flute and
cymbals.


in addition, fans can always rely on the indigo girls for providing
beautiful harmony. the deep, rough voice of amy ray blended with the
sweet, sopranic tones of emily sailers create a fabulous juxtaposition
that only the indigo girls can attain. the women's opposite voices combine
to form a musical phenomenon.


the highlights of indigo girls: retrospective include
"galileo," "ghost" and "least complicated," as well as "watershed," "kid
fears" and "reunion." these songs are exemplary of the indigo girls' style
and are easily relative to individual personal issues.


the album also features "power of two," which is included on the
soundtrack for the film, "boys on the side," starring drew barrymore and
whoopi goldberg. the calm melody and elaborate lyrics of "power of
two" also managed to guarantee the girls cameos in the film.


the recent hits on the album, "devotion," and "leaving," provide even more
incentive for fans to buy the album, since they combine the styles of the
past, creating two amazing pieces of music.


indigo girls: retrospective succeeds in portraying the span of the duo's
career from 1985 to 2000. it not only emphasizes the diversity of the
girls' music, but it includes some of their most popular and influential
hits.


(c) 2000 the villanovan via u-wire

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date: wed, 4 oct 2000 09:16:48 -0400
from: "neil :o)" <neil@andineil.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: reissues questions answered-ish.


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]


[...]


<<i was hoping someone who has purchased all of the reissues could post what
extra songs
are on each one so i can decide about buying.>>


strange fire bonus tracks:
crazy game / everybody's waiting for someone to come home
(their first release - the 1985 7")


indigo girls bonus tracks:
land of canaan (single remix)
center stage (live)
(not sure about the date of live recording, but probably prev. unreleased).


nomad's*indians*saints
welcome me (live)
you and me of 10,000 wars (live)
shawn colvin interviews amy and emily
(not sure about the date of live recording, although prob. from shades of
indigo dates - although welcome me is not on soi.)


rites of passage
three hits (live at eddie's attic)
love will come to you (live at eddie's attic)
(as far as i can tel prev. unreleased)


borders bonus disc with retrospective
mystery (acoustic)
reunion (acoustic)
shame on you (live board mix 2000)
the live track is definately from the july 28th house of blues show in la
(see below)
although marked as previosly unreleased, mystery (acoustic) was on the power
of two cd single. reunion was on the australian touch me fall cd singles.


tower records bonus w/ two ig purchases
get out the map (live)
andy (live)
ozilline (live)
gone again (live)
wood song (studio acoustic)
live trax from the hob july 28th show, wood song previously on an australian
touch me fall cd single.


that just about covers things, i think!


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