Indigo Girls: Indigo Girls
After a limited self-financed release, this self-titled album can be seen as the proper debut by Indigo Girls. The album immediately boosted them up the charts, earning them a Grammy back in 1989, eventually reaching platinum in 1991. Featuring the complementing songwriting of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray and guest vocals by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, the album is a showcase for jangling folk-rock, beautiful balladry and poetic lyrics. A delighted piece in which their harmonies are easy and lovely and the whole record is infused with a kind of gentle innocence.
In the wake of the new acoustic song-based styles of Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman and 10,000 Maniacs, Indigo Girls would manage to garner respectable mainstream success and maintain their rabid core following throughout the three decades after this release.
Indigo Girls is available as a limited 30th anniversary edition of 1.000 numbered copies on flaming (orange/yellow swirled) 180 gram audiophile vinyl. Includes insert.