Strange Fire - Epic 1989
Tracks: 1. Strange Fire / 2. Crazy Game / 3. Left Me A Fool / 4. I Don't Wanna Know / 5. Hey Jesus / 6. Get Together / 7. Walk Away / 8. Make It Easier / 9. You Left It Up To Me / 10. Land Of Canaan / 11. Crazy Game (Original Single Version) / 12. Everybody's Waiting For Someone To Come Home (B-Side Crazy Game )
Debutalbum from Indigo Girls. The album was re-released after the success of their selftitled second album and the single "Closer to Fine". It's a fine album featuring the well-known beautiful vocals of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray. Simple arrangemets dominated by their two fine acoustic guitars.
There are a couple of stand-out songs like Saliers' "Left Me a Fool" and the cover of Chet Powers' "Get Together". The songwriting may not be as consistent as on their later albums, but still a nice album.
This was the first Indigo Girls album; recorded before the first Epic album "Indigo Girls". There is a very naked live-feel to most of these recordings, most of which very well may be "undubbed first takes" featuring only acoustic guitars and vocals. A few tracks contains additional instruments such as cello, flute and harmonica. Their song-writing at this point is not quite up to the ( very high ) level of their later albums, and the songs are generally not quite as melodic.
For me two tracks stand out; Emily's great ballad "Left Me a Fool" and their cover of "Get Together", the only track to feature electric guitar.
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