Magazine article Herizons

INDIGO GIRLS [Rarities]

Magazine article Herizons

INDIGO GIRLS [Rarities]

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INDIGO GIRLS

Rarities

Epic Records, 2005

Rarities ends the Epic journey of the Indigo Girls, allowing the modern folk duo to part ways with Sony. This is not your typical swan song collection that's brimming with filler to meet contractual obligations. Nope, this is the real deal: 18 genuine rarities, obscure live tracks, a beat mix of "Free in You" that was once destined for release as a radio-friendly single and some very interesting cover choices-songs that only the most hardcore bootleg enthusiast would have come across.

Suggestions for what should be included on the CD were solicited from Indigo Girls fans, via the duo's website. In true lesbian-feminist egalitarian fashion, Amy Ray and Emily Sailers each chose nine of the tracks and provide notes explaining their decisions.

However, a couple of their choices seem, well, indefensible. One is the afore-mentioned "Free in You." Unless it's a sly jab at what Sony was willing to do to the band to boost album sales, it's just plain embarrassing, in the same way a disco version of, say, "Power of Two" would be. …

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