Now the Day Is Over

Now the Day Is Over

by The Innocence Mission


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Now the Day Is Over

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2004
Label: Badman Records
UPC: 0655037095224
catalogNumber: 952
Rank: 7058

Album Credits

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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Now the Day Is Over 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DrLizzz More than 1 year ago
I have given this as a gift to many new parents, who say they & their newborns love listening to it. My grandchildren still ask to listen to it in the car, & have learned all the words to these wonderful songs (they are 6 an 9 years old!!). We never get tired of it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love giving this to friends who are expecting almost as much as I love falling asleep to it myself. A true gem for all ages.