A beacon of hope in a chaotic world, the Innocence Mission remained an island of calm 13 years after recording their debut. From the quiet city of Lancaster, PA, the three members of the Innocence Mission made their music, all of it exalting love and friendship, peace and joy. Here, group founders and songwriters Don Peris (guitar/vocals) and Karen Peris (vocals/guitar/piano), along with Mike Bitts (bass), handcrafted their fourth album, Birds of My Neighborhood. Peris was also featured on Natalie Merchant's album Ophelia, adding her mystical voice on a few tracks.
Performance CreditsInnocence Mission Primary Artist
Mike Bitts Electric Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Upright Bass,Group Member
Don Peris Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Karen Peris Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Steve Brown Drums,Group Member
Technical CreditsInnocence Mission Producer
Don Peris Engineer,Art Direction
Karen Peris Art Direction
Sean Mosher-Smith Art Direction
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Birds of My Neighborhood based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Voice with Music. Sounds simple enough, but the innocence mission has once again taken me to a place in my heart I visit to rarely. From the opening words of the album ''We, will walk on a hill'', to the last lyrics ''Red tree, go on'', I'm taken to a haven of contentment! There's nothing innocent about allowing the listener to dream a simple happy dream. My favorite song is ''Snow'', which although I live in San Diego, makes me feel like I'm in a warm cabin in the woods. This would DEFINITELY be your choice for clean, positive, yet haunting contentment. BUY IT!! :-þ