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ig-news-digest        monday, january 28 2002        volume 05 : number 023

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] 2 cd offer - become you preview & a la cart cd!!  [traci drago <]
  [ig-news] cover art: become you preview & a la cart cd!!  [traci drago <n_]
  [ig-news] the official site               ["karen r." <indigokare@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] new bio                         [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>]
  [ig-news] santa cruz show iicket info.....  [carrie pattison <ndgomom@nets]

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date: sat, 26 jan 2002 12:18:58 -0600
from: traci drago <n_d_go_grl@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] 2 cd offer - become you preview & a la cart cd!!

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

here are setlists for the two cds.  also, if you do a b&p on these, please
send 80 minute blanks.

           become you "preview"

moment of forgiveness

deconstruction

youve got to show

yield

bitter root

starkville

shes saving me

become you

nuevas senoritas

           bonus tracks:

lucy stoners

point hope

          a la carte

clampdown - the clash tribute

i don't wanna talk about it - soundtrack from philadelphia

ill give you my skin - tame yourself cd

champagne high - sister hazel cd, fortress

baby dont break my heart - vonda shepard cd, by 7:30

sleepy sunday morning - michelle malone cd, hello out there

          remastered cds bonus tracks

          indigo girls

land of canaan - radio single remix

center stage - live

          strange fire

crazy game - original single version

everybodys waiting for someone to come hom

          rites of passage

three hits

love will come to you

           nomads indians & saints

welcome me - live

10,000 wars

           from blood & fire

american tune

everybody get together

mona lisas & mad hatters

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date: sat, 26 jan 2002 12:39:07 -0600
from: traci drago <n_d_go_grl@hotmail.com>
subject: [ig-news] cover art: become you preview & a la cart cd!!

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


hi all,

ok, the cover art has been put on bonnie's site, there is no way for me to
ask you to not all go there at once, but if you can wait, please do.  we all
know what happens when everyone goes to a website at one time.  if you can't
get through, please assume that is why.  i just went there and it is working
perfectly.

http://www.bonster.com/indigo/coverart.html

traci

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date: sun, 27 jan 2002 17:23:12 est
from: "karen r." <indigokare@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] the official site

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

hey,

you guys should all check out the official site.  it got a "makeover."  it
looks great!

[...]

:-) karen

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date: mon, 28 jan 2002 11:46:44 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@fl.net.au>
subject: [ig-news] new bio

hey folks,

here's the new bio, from the revamped official site...

cheers,
sherlyn

- ---begin article---
indigo girls
become you
amy ray
vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica
emily saliers
vocals, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar, classical guitar, electric
guitar, bouzouki, mandolin

don't be surprised if you're immediately hooked by the opening
notes of "moment of
forgiveness."

warm, open-hearted and honest - with an instantly memorable melody
that lies somewhere between folk and soul - the single is the
perfect kick-off track for become you, the indigo girls' new epic
album and arguably the best work of their remarkable two-decade
career.

it wouldn't be fair to call this a "back-to-basics" recording,
since that would short-change the enormous creative growth they're
demonstrated on their previous eight full-length albums and
career-spanning anthology. instead, amy ray and emily saliers
approached become you as a chance to summon their expansive artistic
vocabulary and use it to more fully explore the core elements that
have given their music such enduring appeal - rich acoustic
instruments, pitch-perfect harmonies and lyrics that reflect their
ever-deepening understanding of themselves and the world, but always
leave room for listeners to join them on the journey.

to round out their sound, the girls turned to their versatile
touring group: carol isaacs (hammond b-3, wurlitzer, piano,
accordion, penny whistle, recorder, percussion), clare kenny
(acoustic and electric bass) and brady blade (drums and percussion).
the result: a beautifully constructed folk-pop album that shows off
the indigos' contrasting but complimentary songwriting styles, but
with an organic feel that only musicians with an acute sensitivity
to each other can achieve.

"when we were learning the new songs for become you, at first we
weren't even thinking about drums or accompaniment - we just worked
real hard on our guitar parts and harmonies so that the songs stood
on their own," says saliers. "but when we invited the band to come
in, we got so inspired that we ended up using their parts."

"a lot of it was cut live, with all of us set up in the room, and
the purity of the songs really comes through."

their last epic release, 1999's come on now social, was a more
high-profile, genre-jumping project, recorded partially in london
with a new co-producer, john reynolds, and such guests as joan
osborne, sheryl crow and natacha atlas. but even before its release,
saliers and ray were mulling over the idea of an acoustic-based
recording - waiting for the right batch of songs and the right
circumstances to pull it off.

become you, which was recorded in their hometown of atlanta, georgia,
finally gives them a chance to bring it all back home. settling into
one studio meant they could go to their own houses each night, spend
time with family and friends, and reflect on the experiences that
inspired some of these tunes. and it made it easier for old
colleagues such as michelle malone to drop by and add her distinctive
backing vocals to some of the tracks.

the resulting unaffected performances are complimented by the deft
touch of peter collins, producer of indigo girls' platinum album,
rites of passage in 1992 and the grammy-nominated swamp ophelia in
1994. the crystalline mix is by bob clearmountain, who's worked with
everyone from bruce springsteen and the who to shelby lynn and rufus
wainwright.

saliers credit collins with offering "a vision for the songs that we
didn't have." from his suggestions came the hushed latin vibe of
"you've got to show" with a stan getz-inspired sax solo by dan
higgins, and carol isaacs' accordion motif on the title song. ray
notes that much of the credit for the exceptionally clear and
balanced sound should go to engineer glenn matullo: "i think he's the
best i've ever worked with at recording vocals and acoustic
instruments."

the twelve songs on become you are evenly divided between emily and
amy compositions. ray wrote the first single, "moment of
forgiveness," in a ten-minute, backstage rush, thinking about what it
takes for two people to come together after a long estrangement and
then setting the lyrics to a simple, straightforward melody. when
isaacs' came up with her keyboard hook in the studio, that's when ray
felt the track solidify. "that's really the song," she says. "it's
less about what i'm saying and more about recording in a soul
tradition or carole king tradition with this riff."

"nuevas seqoritas," her evocative ballad that closes the album, is
the oldest song here - inspired by a 1997 trip to chiapas, mexico. "it
was written in honor of the women who fight for change with the
zapatistas," ray says. "i just started writing some stuff down in my
journal, then came back and wrote the song later."

"become you," the title track, builds its unforgettable chorus on a
subtle metaphor - ray's struggle to reconcile and hang onto her
southern identity in a region still haunted by racism. "i tried to
personalize these ideas, to portray differences with my neighbors in
my own rural area," she says. "a one-to-one relationship is a microcosm
of these bigger social relations. to me, it's all about how you come to
understand another person, how you can respect their humanity even when
you think their position is deplorable."

in 2001, while amy toured behind her solo album stag, emily enjoyed
some time off. "i had a good breathing period to collect my thoughts,"
she notes. "my new songs like 'deconstruction,' 'collecting you' and
'our deliverance' are reflective. they capture an evolution in my
approach to life - they're the songs of me, a 38-year-old rather than
a 25-year-old. this is really the first time i felt this good about a
bunch of new songs without hearing it from someone else."

"hope alone," which features a shimmering string arrangement by jerry
hey, was co-written by saliers with annie roboff. the two met during
the indigos' trip to cuba in 1999 and their collaboration is only the
second co-written song to ever appear on an indigos album.

whether it's staged at a campus coffeehouse or a sold-out madison
square garden, each indigo girls' show conveys their passion for fresh
musical ideas, their respect for their audience and each other, their
commitment to peace and social justice, and especially their unflagging
enthusiasm for live performance.

"we toured for a month in august 2001 - just the two of us - and i had
as much fun as i've had playing any shows in our whole career," says
saliers. "we're really pleased with become you. it will be a joy to
play these songs for people."

when they released their independent debut album, strange fire, in
1987, the indigos were part of a new breed of singer-songwriters and
independent folk-rock artists, many of whom have subsequently dropped
off the radar screen. but more importantly, just as many rising
artists have since found their voice, inspired in part by the indigos'
ongoing example.

ray credits part of their longevity to their fans, who are as far from
fickle they could be - sharing songs with each other, learning to sing
and play the tunes themselves, and driving miles to catch another show.

but that's only half the equation. become you is proof again that emily
saliers and amy ray invest their songs with lasting appeal by being
true to what inspires them. and in so doing, they've created music that
is authentic enough to avoid artifice, smart enough to grow with us and
trusting enough to appeal to our best selves.

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date: mon, 28 jan 2002 01:36:56 -0500
from: carrie pattison <ndgomom@netscape.net>
subject: [ig-news] santa cruz show iicket info.....

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


it is not looking good....  i checked both tickets.com and ticketweb.com
and both sites say that no tickets are available via on line purchase,
(they were 8 days ago on tickets.com.... luckily i was able to grab 2) but
tickets.com says that there are "other" ways to purchase tickets.  you can
call tickets.com call center at (209)226-2277 or the catalyst box office at
(831)423-1338.  i have no idea if they are sold out or not.  good luck all.


for more info go to:
http://www.catalystclub.com//
http://purchasenow2.tickets.com/buy/eventinfo?pid=927528
carrie

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