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With eleven songs, plus two bonus demo versions, that are memorable and genuinely moving, the album continues their progression toward intimate recordings where each note played and sung seems essential. From the shining opening track, "Brotherhood of Man", in which she speaks of connectedness to strangers in everyday moments, to the longing of the closing lines of "My Sisters Return from Ireland,” Karen Peris’ hauntingly beautiful voice communicates with immediacy.
The album is available for the first time in five years and is on translucent green vinyl. It marks the 16th anniversary of the initial release of the record.
“Beyond giving Karen's peculiar Joni/Newsom coo all the room it needs to soar and sigh, the stark arrangements-- built around Don's dew-drop guitar lines-- make the introduction of each new detail seem all the more purposeful, like the way the Hammond organ gives the third verse of "Brotherhood of Man" an extra nudge toward the finish line, or how the subliminal string arrangements and piano chords lurking in the shadows of "Love That Boy" seem to push Karen's object of affection further out of her reach. When the drums finally appear for the finale of "Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning", in this album's calming context, the effect is as almost momentous as the opening kick-drum crash of "Be My Baby.” But this careful craftsmanship would feel overly precious if these songs didn't possess a pleasing, lived-in familiarity that makes you think you've already internalized them through of a lifetime of AM oldies-radio osmosis.” – Pitchfork
"Peris's tenderness, the lilting melodies and unhurried rhythms make the Innocence Mission the coziest and most welcome of shelters." - The Guardian UK
*This album does not include a free download card for the digital version.
Brotherhood of Man
Love That Boy
Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning
Lake Shore Drive
Song for Tom
Since I Still Tell You My Every Day
A Wave is Rolling
Colors of the World
Over the Moon
My Sisters Return from Ireland
Love That Boy (Karen Demo)
Happy Birthday (Electromatic Version)