Swamp Ophelia

Swamp Ophelia

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by Indigo Girls
     
 

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Amy Ray and Emily Saliers continue to hone their signature lush melodies on their fifth studio effort, Swamp Ophelia. Reflecting back to their pioneering singer/songwriting days of the late '80s and early '90s, this album is confident in the face of the male-dominated music industry and the Indigo Girls are no longer afraid to hit upon…  See more details below

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Amy Ray and Emily Saliers continue to hone their signature lush melodies on their fifth studio effort, Swamp Ophelia. Reflecting back to their pioneering singer/songwriting days of the late '80s and early '90s, this album is confident in the face of the male-dominated music industry and the Indigo Girls are no longer afraid to hit upon past relationships and personal emotion. Saliers and Ray's incredible harmonies are most stylish and songs such as "Language of the Kiss" and "Touch Me Fall" are illustriously romantic and serene. "Least Complicated" is vocally enchanting, layering bongos and percussion to make this cut an album standout. Their choir-like unison allows their vocal power to carry them through the entire record, but accompanying musicians, such as Lisa Germano (mandolin, violin), Canadian songstress Jane Siberry, and cellist Jane Scarpantoni, also make Swamp Ophelia more pleasurable. But the duo also move beyond the sweet and tender by dipping into darker realms, especially on "Dead Man's Hill." Their earthy voices creep along the haunting tom-toms to provoke another musical side. This album is another humanistic effort from the Indigo Girls' deep and indwelling passions and ideas. This release molds the beauty of what's yet to come.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974882022
catalogNumber:
748820
Rank:
70344

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Indigo Girls   Primary Artist
Jo-El Sonnier   Accordion
Jane Siberry   Background Vocals
Roches   Background Vocals
Lisa Germano   Mandolin,Violin,Penny Whistle
Mike Batt   Conductor
David Davidson   Violin
Sheila Doyle   Violin
Connie Grauer   Synthesizer,Melodica,Synthesizer Bass
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Chuck Leavell   Piano,Chimes,Vibrachime
Tony Levin   Stick Bass
Michael Lorant   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Marotta   Percussion,Bongos,Drums,Marimbas,African Drums
Bill Newton   Harmonica,Chromatic Harmonica
John Mark Painter   Guitar,Accordion,Flugelhorn
Amy Ray   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Emily Saliers   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Classical Guitar
Chris Teal   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Kim Zick   Tom-Tom,Triangle,Timpani,Snare Drums
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Danny Thompson   Bass
Kristin Wilskinson   Viola
James Hall   Trumpet
Sam "Shake" Anderson   Background Vocals
Jan Dykes   Bass Guitar
Larry Ray   Background Vocals
Sam Anderson   Background Vocals
John Painter   Guitar,Accordion,Flugelhorn,Electric Guitar
Sara Lee   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Indigo Girls   Producer
Mike Batt   Arranger
Peter Collins   Producer
David Leonard   Engineer
Tony Levin   Contributor
John Painter   Arranger
Love Sponge String Quartet   Contributor

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Swamp Ophelia 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Swamp Ophelia by the Indigo Girls is probably one of the best albums. I have very diverse musical tastes but this album I can listen to from start to finish with no hesitaion. I give this album 2 thumbs up plus a whole lot more. Especially the song, ''power of two'' that will be a song i will play on my wedding day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the album that first introduced me to the Indigo Girls and I have been hooked ever since. The harmonies between amy and emily are amazing. This is one of my all time favorite albums. If you never heard the Indigo girls this is the album that best represents their musical genius.