Now the Day Is Over

Now the Day Is Over

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by The Innocence Mission
     
 

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This is a nice changeup. The Innocence Mission return with a benefit collection of cover songs that are all centered reverie akin to dreaming. Calling them all lullabies would be stretching a little bit, but the presentations are such that they might as well be. Don and Karen Peris and bassist …  See more details below

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This is a nice changeup. The Innocence Mission return with a benefit collection of cover songs that are all centered reverie akin to dreaming. Calling them all lullabies would be stretching a little bit, but the presentations are such that they might as well be. Don and Karen Peris and bassist Mike Bitts craft an absolutely beguiling collection of standards. The readings of "Over the Rainbow," "Wonderful World," and "Moon River" form a gorgeous sequence. The inclusion of an instrumental, Chopin's "Prelude in A," is a choice moment as well (played beautifully by Don), and is followed by a haunting, nostalgic version of Michel Legrand's "Once Upon a Summertime." The one original on the set, Karen's "My Love Goes With You," is a lullaby proper and is perhaps the most beautiful and tender song on the outing. That it's followed by "Edelweiss" is only fitting. The title track is, appropriately, the set's closer. Peris' wispy vocal carries the fleeting traces of daylight into the mix, ushering in a time of silence and magic. This could have been merely a curiosity piece, a curious addition to a mysterious catalog by a singular group. Instead, it is nothing less than a wondrous little gem.

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Editorial Reviews

Time Magazine
"It'll put you to sleep" is not the kind of rave most musicians seek. But it's praise for these sparely arranged, lullaby-like songs. The selections of classical pieces and standards can be a little obvious (What a Wonderful World, Over the Rainbow), but the execution is hypnotic. Singer Karen Peris (who wrote the lovely original My Love Goes with You) has a transporting quaver that makes this bedtime disc positively sopor-riffic.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/10/2004
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0655037095224
catalogNumber:
5637330577
Rank:
73297

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Performance Credits

Innocence Mission   Primary Artist
Mike Bitts   Standup Bass,Group Member
Don Peris   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Nylon String),Group Member
Karen Peris   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Pump Organ,Group Member
Mike Bitt   Double Bass

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Joseph Barnby   Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Robert B. Sherman   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Don Peris   Engineer
Karen Peris   Artwork,Cover Art
Eddie Barclay   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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