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ig-news-digest          monday, april 1 2002          volume 05 : number 079

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] re: ticketmaster pre-sale???                    [emliz92@aol.com]
  [ig-news] "become you" review in chicago tribune  [greg flamer <gflame@ame]
  [ig-news] by review                      [jen cattin <jencattin@attbi.com>]

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date: sat, 30 mar 2002 10:34:32 est
from: emliz92@aol.com
subject: [ig-news] re: ticketmaster pre-sale???

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

this is what i saw on the ticket master site, it says 4/5 for the second show
only. maybe the tickets will go on sale consecutively as opposed to
concurrently, i don't know! hope this helps. :)   janet

fleetboston pavilion
boston, ma
saturday, june 01, 2002 8:00pm
$28.00 - $39.00
charge by phone: 617-931-2000
seating chart

ticket sale date(s):
internet presale begins: wed apr 3, 10:00am
internet presale ends: fri apr 5, 9:00am
internet public sale: fri apr 5, 10:00am

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date: sun, 31 mar 2002 15:00:12 -0600
from: greg flamer <gflame@ameritech.net>
subject: [ig-news] "become you" review in chicago tribune

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

by review printed in chicago tribunes's march 31, 2002 paper plagiarized
with no permission whatsoever:

indigo girls
become you (epic)
    after amy ray's 2001 solo album, "stag," confirmed she's as much a punk
rocker as a folk singer, there was talk of a stripped-down, all-acoustic
indigo girls reunion.  "become you" doesn't quite live up to that promise,
with its semi-plugged arrangements and polished production, but it pulls
back from the cluttered arrangements that weighed down the duo's more recent
albums.
    there's a renewed clarity to the songcraft, and the melodies are
stronger than they have been in years.  but it's a mixed blessing.  emily
saliers continues to play the earnest would-be poet to ray's roots-rocking
hellraiser, though the duo doesn't so much exploit the tension between their
styles as arrive at a compromise.
    "become you" drives hard on ray's "yield" and "bitterroot," but
otherwise settles for mere prettiness.--greg kot


interesting review!  sounds like a lot of what i've read on the list even
though i do find it hard to respect anyone's opinion who uses the word
songcraft in a review.

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date: sun, 31 mar 2002 18:34:48 -0500
from: jen cattin <jencattin@attbi.com>
subject: [ig-news] by review

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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this was in our union leader on saturday.
  
enjoy
jen (nh)
  
cohesive sound marks indigo girls' "become you"
by chuck campbell - scripps howard news service
  
    the indigo girls sound more cohesive than ever on their new "become
you", a return to an acoustic-based foundation after 1999's adventurous
"come on now social."
    workhorses amy ray and emily salvers have been plugging away since the
mid-1980's.  once leaders of a fold rebellion that never really
materialized, the indigo girls have been immune to the music industry's
fads - heavy metal, grunge, hip=hot, pop - and have stuck to an organic
sound that has rewarded them with reliable success.
    rather than co-write songs together, the two women customarily split
the writing duties, which often resulted in albums that seemed like two
solo efforts spliced together.  an that particularly worked against ray,
whose penchant for melodrama and stridency kept her lagging behind salvers.
    yet ray has been steadily catching up, and on "become you" she is every
bit salvers equal.  (perhaps ray's 2001 solo release, "stag," was the final
push she needed.)
    both performers embrace an easygoing confidence in their play and
words, a mood that transfers to the pair's supporting band on "become you."
produced by peter collins, who presided over the indigo girls' "rites of
passage" (1992) and "swamp ophelia (1994), the new release is a reflective
and understated effort from a pair of social and artistic activists who
have edged to the brink of 40 and are happy where they are.
    ray's roots-based songs include the bluesy single "moment of
forgiveness," the effervescent "yield" and the percussive romp
"bitterroot."  she also contributes the title track that blends americana
with an enticing pop chorus.
    salvers brings a more sedate selection to the mix, including a low-key
expression of deep feeling, "she's saving me," and the smooth romance of
"you've got to show" that features unexpected yet effective saxophone by
dan higgins.
    unlike past efforts, the indigo girls don't sound like they're trying
to change the world on "become you," and at times they're even a bit bland.
yet there's something inescapably comforting about two skilled artists who
are so calmly sure of themselves.  rating (five possible):  4 stars.

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