Swamp Ophelia

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
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 ...
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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
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: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974882022
  • Catalog Number: 748820
  • Sales rank: 81,418

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fugitive (4:37)
  2. 2 Least Complicated (4:12)
  3. 3 Language or the Kiss (5:35)
  4. 4 Reunion (3:27)
  5. 5 Power of Two (5:22)
  6. 6 Touch Me Fall (6:11)
  7. 7 The Wood Song (4:13)
  8. 8 Mystery (4:04)
  9. 9 Dead Man's Hill (4:43)
  10. 10 Fare Thee Well (4:01)
  11. 11 This Train Revised (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Indigo Girls Primary Artist
Jo-El Sonnier Accordion
Jane Siberry Background Vocals
The 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 Sr. 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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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must hear

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great,moving, and passionate

    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.

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