The Acoustic Sessions

The Acoustic Sessions

by Indigenous


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The Acoustic Sessions

Some longtime fans may question whether it's ethical for Mato Nanji to keep using the Indigenous moniker now that he is the only remaining original member, his various siblings having vacated for whatever reason. Granted, Nanji has always been the prime mover of Indigenous, the chief songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and overall leader, so if anyone has the right to claim the name it would be him. Nonetheless, The Acoustic Sessions comes down to Mato, wife Leah Nanji on background vocals, producer/instrumentalist Jamie Candiloro, and violinist Lisa Germano, and with the track list drawn mostly from previous Indigenous albums it has the feel of a chapter end or a marker more than a new beginning. The stripped-down remakes of tunes like "Things We Do," "Rest of My Days," "Little Time," and "Want You to Say" often sound like demos rather than finished tracks, but at the same time there is a charm to these lighter-weight renditions. A relatively unaltered cover of "You Got It," the latter-day Roy Orbison gem, wraps things up and fits in well. Whether any of this is an indication of Indigenous' future direction, or even whether Nanji will keep the name going, remains to be seen, but as a stopgap in the catalog, The Acoustic Sessions is a worthwhile but not essential release.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2010
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707806329
catalogNumber: 78063
Rank: 94263

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Indigenous   Primary Artist
Lisa Germano   Violin
Jamie Candiloro   Bass,Percussion,Cymbals,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mato Nanji   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Leah Nanji   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Roy Orbison   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer
Jamie Candiloro   Producer
Mato Nanji   Composer,Liner Notes
Chris Hardin   Executive Producer,Management
Carrie Smith   Art Direction
Jesse Davey   Composer
Jeffrey Lynn   Composer
Leah Nanji   Composer
John Gilbertson   Engineer
Stephanie Port   Management
Patrick McAuliff   Booking

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